Arm Imbalances

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    Ollie Hillman
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    Hey Joe, unfortunately I have a bit of an imbalance in my arms, both my bicep and tricep on my left side are bigger than my right haha. I think part of it was because of poor posture on my right shoulder, I’m in the middle of fixing that. Other than that, do you have any tips on how to train to fix this imbalance, it’s been bothering me for a while now.

    Other than that, I’m brand new to the site, loving it so far! Thanks a lot.

    #19172
    BryceBahm
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    Nearly every single person could measure each individual arm and have a measurable difference. You are not alone.

    If it is a concern, just train them individually. It’s a pain. It takes more time. But only good can come from forcing limbs to work independently under the same work load. Hopefully over time the smaller side gets a greater capacity for work and output and in turn you see some results.

    #19174
    Ollie Hillman
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    Thanks Bryce! Will do, I guess it will take a bit longer but its not like I have much else to do at the moment.

    #19193
    Joe
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    Hey Joe, unfortunately I have a bit of an imbalance in my arms, both my bicep and tricep on my left side are bigger than my right haha. I think part of it was because of poor posture on my right shoulder, I’m in the middle of fixing that. Other than that, do you have any tips on how to train to fix this imbalance, it’s been bothering me for a while now.

    Other than that, I’m brand new to the site, loving it so far! Thanks a lot.

    The only other thing I would suggest is to just focus more on the lagging side when training both arms at the same time. Meaning, if you’re doing pressdowns, or whatever literally focus (think “mind muscle connection”) more on the lagging side. Realizing that some imbalances can never be fixed, but some can be from the “muscle side” of the neuromuscular junction, and some can be from the brain side. So arguably, by changing something on “the brain side” you may be able to improve something. And again, just to keep in context, even on the Olympia stage, I would say there is not a single guy up there without at least an inch difference from side to side. We’re not meant to be perfectly balanced, and never will be.

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