Author Topic: Left peck/chest muscle bigger than right  (Read 3531 times)

Dyllon12

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Left peck/chest muscle bigger than right
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:53:35 PM »
What can I do to solve this properly and easy

dansley

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Re: Left peck/chest muscle bigger than right
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 07:57:13 PM »
Rarely is the human body symmetrical bro. Genetics plays a huge role in this.
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Re: Left peck/chest muscle bigger than right
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 08:00:04 PM »
Well... initially i had my right chest, and right arm bigger than my left side. So to correct this I would bench press with either a 2.5 or a 5 pound weight on the left side, and i would always nail out a few more reps with my left arm when I did alternating curls. Now.. my left chest and left bicep is alittle bigger than my right. As far as my arm goes, i do not mind since i would like my left to be bigger and my right to be more cordinated. I guess you could do like I did with the bench, or with dumbbell flyes you could use a slightly heavier weight on your left side. But its not something to worry about nor is it uncommon.. its like one ball or boob hanging a little lower or being a little bigger than the other.. nothing really too worry about unless you have a MAJOR disproportion. hope this helps ya.
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Dyllon12

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Re: Left peck/chest muscle bigger than right
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 08:02:25 PM »
Could doing more reps with dumbbell bench press with my right side more help?

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Re: Left peck/chest muscle bigger than right
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 09:13:41 PM »
yes.. in fact.. try swithching to a complete dumbbell workout. Should help correct your inbalance.
Mom: "Why are there all these scratches on your back and arms!?!"
Me: "Uhhh... I got in a fight with a cat."
Mom: "Oh my God!! Well did you get it off you?"
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Mom: "See thats why I don't like cats."
Me: "Yea, this one was crazy, I told her no, and she jumped on me."
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Re: Left peck/chest muscle bigger than right
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 10:38:28 AM »
What you could do is train that side extra. The bodybuilder Cedric McMillan had this problem with his lats, & he would just train the lagging side on its own & throw in a few more sets for it.

You could superset a bench press with one arm DB press, doin the DB press only on the lagging side. Or on a non chest day work the left chest with a bunch of one-arm movements, like cable flyes & DB presses. Don't crazy though cuz you'll end up overtraining.

However, if the difference isn't that noticeable then don't worry about it. The human body is naturally imbalanced. Oddly enough these imbalances make it looked balanced.
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