OK, well when I was about 15 I did a load of weight lifting,
mainly light-ish weight about 7kg, one set of about 500 reps.
Obviously I was un-informed about the way's of Iron back
then.Anyways for whatever dumb reason I did more work on
my right bicep and my right shoulder and they are a different
shape to my left and I mean in an exxaggerated way,
otherwise I wouldn't be concerned. Well my left bicep is a
different shape and has this little dent/dimple like thing that
my right arm doesn't.
My guess is it doesnt because of the extra work or whatever
that I put on it.And my right arm's middle deltoid is waaaaay
longer and the whole shoulder is flatter in general than my left.
I swear both my arms look like they are from completely different
bodies. The exercises I used were the bicep curl (which I used to
swing and barely worked the downward part of the lift) and the
side lateral raise for the delt's. Since those day's I've learned a
thing or two about weight lifting and I've gotten advice before
but I just can't fix this problem.
This has become a huge issue for me, I understand that it can
be a genetic thing sometimes but in this case its not because
I have made some improvements but I just cant find the right
method.I have also tried training using light, medium AND heavy
weight so it must be some sort of combination or something.
Hopefully someone here has a huge brain filled with lots of
mushy goodness and can spill the beans on this rather annoying problem.
Train with DBs only. (Bench, curls, tris, shoulders, etc) Use a weight that you can get 5-8 reps on with your left (smaller) side when going to failure. Always stop when your left side fails, but make sure to do equal work on both sides. This way, your smaller side will increase while not losing anything on the right side. Make sure to eat plenty when doing this, and make sure to continue working the rest of your body with squats and deadlifts. Eventually, you will balance out, but be patient, it will take a lot of time.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
Awesome advice. Take it.Originally Posted by drew
Do what needs to be done.
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I have a couple of general questions to clarify.
Firstly what do I do in the event that my right
(larger) arm fails before my left does.
And secondly is there another purpose for
continuing the squat and dead as you mentioned
or were you just giving me advice on not forgetting
them in my pursuit of symmetry.
Also I thank you very much for your help,
Could you give me a scientifical explanation why this
works? I would love to hear it, I like to learn and
know what is going on when I do anything.
Im way too curious at times, Ive destroyed my
spleen from overthinking ain't that something.
I have 2 more questions before you go on,
if you can help too. Am I a pain or WHAT!!! hehe
While I'm working on the shoulders is there any
way to make them rounded again, shoulders
look so much thicker and better when they are
rounded me thinks, the prob here is that 'they'
especially the right one have become lengthened.
Also my abs have a weird symmetry problem too
where my right abs are all small and crappy looking
and my left are great. I guess one day I just woke
up and climbed out the wrong side of the grave in
the symmetry LOL I just couldnt resist.
cheesy or what , I'm tired it must be forgiven!
The right arm shouldn't fail before the left does. If it does come back here and post so, but I highly doubt it will.
The squats and dead suggestions are just to advice you to be hitting every major muscle groups (lower body too!) with some good heavy compound movements.
There's no way to change the shape of your muscles. As you add mass, there is a chance that they will appear more rounded however. Also, you cannot isolate the left or right side of the abdominals unfortunately. I too had this same problem with abs, but once I developed them more it went away.
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I have the same problem with symmetry. My triceps are shapd very different and my pecs have different shapes from each other. But, trust me, youre the only one that will notice it.
Last edited by BigE54; 01-15-2006 at 10:34 PM.
:withstupiOriginally Posted by BigE54
My left pec is bigger than my right although on DB presses neither is weaker. No one notices but me. I also think my left bi is bigger than my right but my gf says I am crazy.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
yeh im sure my left lat is slightly smaller and my left arm but again no1 notices
weight 202 - (bf around 14%)
Bench - 286
deadlift - new pr on the 23/12/06 190 kilo (430 pound)
squat - 264 ATF
200 pound at 10% bf by next summer
Whats up guys,well I understand where you guys are coming from,
I have the lats and pecs problem and I know that's just the way
they are but its not just a size matter with my arms, you see
my arms are completely different, every single inch from my rotator
cuffs to my finger tips, and yeah even my hands are, long story.
Anyhow I think I know what I need now and thanks for everyones
input. Its just gonna get good from here on.Thanks