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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,418
1/8/12 8:15 P


We are all asymmetrical, one side is always bigger and stringer than the other with it normally being the dominate side. For example since you are left handed always try shoes on your left foot first since it is a bit larger than the right.

As for the asymmetry become more noticeable or pronounced as a result of working out that will not happen.The thing to do is to ensure you do not cater to your weaker side by using a lighter weight dumbbell or something similar. Always challenge the weakest muscle group. the stronger will survive just fine.

HMILLY2020 Posts: 587
1/8/12 7:43 P

We all have one side that's dominant. I'm a lefty that eats and drinks and writes lefty but that's about it. The same goes when I exercise or weight lift. My right side tends to work harder than my left.

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1/8/12 6:41 P

VADAVICTORIA,

I would not worry too much about this. As long as you are overloading the muscles with a weight that yields 8-12 reps with proper form you will be making progress. And as you so wisely noted, our dominate side tends to be the stronger of the two.

I wish you well!
Coach Nancy

VADAVICTORIA Posts: 842
1/8/12 5:21 P

Feeling a little lopsided. My right side feels the burn more than my left side does when I work out. How do I correct this? I don't want to end up being bigger/more toned on one side. Eeks. (I'm left-handed by the way - does that make a difference?)

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