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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,979
2/24/13 12:39 A

My trainer said that it is normal (I asked once). I am noticing it less and less since building up my strength, but my right side still tries to do more of the work when I use a barbell!

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PCOLAGATOR Posts: 298
2/23/13 11:22 P

I'm right handed but my left side tends to be stronger. I think it's because I tend to carry and move things on my left because that tends to be closer to the objects

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BRANDON504 SparkPoints: (100,644)
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2/23/13 10:49 P

I feel my right side is just a little bit stronger when doing one arm rows with my right, the first few reps feel easier but not enough to do one rep than I did with my left arm

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (66,839)
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2/23/13 10:43 P

My right arm is definitely stronger than my left, but I haven't noticed any significant difference in my leg strength.

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,135
2/23/13 10:38 P

Yep. Right handed so stronger upper body on the right. However, I have a history of injuries to my right leg, so I generally feel that my left leg is stronger.

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2/23/13 10:37 P

Well what's interesting is for me, it is the side of the body that goes second. Like if I do leg lifts with my right side and then my left, the left will always feel like it is more difficult. I dunno if it is mental, like that I know it is the second side so I'm almost done but I have noticed this happen with most strength training exercises.

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2/23/13 9:53 P

I have definitely noticed that my left leg isstronger than my right. I am right handed.

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ERICADURR Posts: 241
2/23/13 9:50 P

I'm left handed, but do a lot of things with my right hand and don't have any difference in sides. It's weird.

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WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 948
2/23/13 6:21 P

Yep, my right side is the dominant side. On me, you cannot tell physically (one arm is not bigger than the other, for example), but it is still frustrating that I can complete reps of an exercise on one leg or arm that I cannot on the other.

Edited by: WHOLENEWME79 at: 2/23/2013 (18:26)
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JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
2/23/13 6:16 P

Everyone has a dominant side, it may be more noticeable for some than others.

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2/23/13 6:08 P

Has anyone noticed that one side of the body seems to be stronger than the other? Basically has anyone noticed that, depending on the exercise, that one side of the body seems to get fatigued quicker than the other (fewer reps fatigue quicker).

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