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10/29/12 8:34 PM
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Ashilles
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Just created thread with full info but it failed to post :(

the non frat version:

right pec is bigger than the left side.

currently training rings three times a week (above the rings, below the rings, flow based ring workout)
legs twice a week
upperbody weights once a week

also doing some yoga boxing and minimal endurance work.

How can i make my left pec bigger?

is it as simple as extra isolation work?
has anyone had a similar issue and how do you correct it?




is it as simple as adding isolation work?
10/30/12 12:57 AM
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I hate when a girl has one tit smaller than the other. What I hate worse is when they yell at me for focusing all my attention on the bigger one...:/


Good question.
10/30/12 2:07 AM
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welcome to my life haha

I work as a trainer and i noticed in the gym mirror. big enough difference that right side was casting more of a shadow. Felt like Tre Telligman.


was thinking of adding single arm cable flyes and one arm medball throws. have no experience with this though and would like someone else's opinion
10/30/12 4:54 AM
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I dont have this problem but id assume that dumbell bench press would work. Phone Post
10/30/12 5:15 AM
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yes as in personal trainer. completed human movement degree with supporting major in nutrition and additional year in exercise rehab. worked in the fitness industry for last 5-6 years.<br /> i have a lot of theories and ideas on how to fix but dont really want to give up my current training.<br />whenever making a decision i do like to hear as many opinions as possible no matter how much it contradicts my current thinking as the debate/discussion inevitably leads to a better understanding.<br />i am more looking for other people opinions, what they have tried whether they didnt worry about it and it worked itself out or whether they only worked the one area etc.<br /><br />i had typed up a massive post but it didnt post for some reason so the OP was a few lines just to get conversation going as i was to annoyed to retype.<br /><br />i have two pecs (the tre telligman joke was merely a joke), i am about 84kg at 186cm (6'1)with around 7-9% bodyfat. the issue is that one is a fair bit larger denser to a point where it is noticable, at least to me<br /><br />i can post my training routine if you think it would help.
10/30/12 5:17 AM
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sheeeeet

tried to edit and it fucked up my post. apologies for the above post being hard to read
10/30/12 11:46 AM
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It all depends on how great an imbalance we're talking about. If it is a gross difference, it may be that you are stuck with it. Humans are rarely bilaterally symetrical. That being said...

What I would try for a bit is to do lots of single sided exerices. Always start with the smaller side. Train it to failure. Then what ever was done on the small side, match it on the large side.

Example:

One Arm Dumbbell Bench Press. Small side went to failure @ 50lbs x 9 reps. Now do 9 reps with 50lbs on the larger side, even if it feels like it could do more. Stick with this for 3-4 weeks and see if you make any progress.

Also, take some picture of yourself from various angles. See if it is really as bad as you think or if you are being overly critical. Finally measure origin insertion points etc. See how big the difference really is.

Good luck.

TAKU

10/30/12 11:50 AM
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Hidden camera on OP.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBP_xdzyxI
10/30/12 5:39 PM
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Hey Jeremy,

That's called the "wave bench"...teaches you to surge assymetrically.

I did not watch all the way through. Maybe he loaded the bar unevenly and was too stupid to realize it. I have done it myself and (after one rep) thought...what's wrong with my strength today...I am lop-sided LOL.

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10/30/12 10:40 PM
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If one of your pecs is a different shape than the other, that's genetic or congenital (a friend of mine has this issue) and there is nothing you can do to make your pec spread out more.

Otherwise, the only other reason I can think of is nerve impingement causing MU recruitment problems (poliquin has mentioned seeing this before in clients), I'd see an ART specialist with the appropriate certifications (including nerve entrapment) for some soft tissue work.

But if you're following the left calf, left quad, right pec, right bicep split routine, I'd abandon that approach and start doing more bilateral work.
10/31/12 10:08 AM
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Taku - 

Hey Jeremy,

That's called the "wave bench"...teaches you to surge assymetrically.

I did not watch all the way through. Maybe he loaded the bar unevenly and was too stupid to realize it. I have done it myself and (after one rep) thought...what's wrong with my strength today...I am lop-sided LOL.

TAKU


What?

Are you telling me that the guy in the video is doing that on purpose?
10/31/12 2:18 PM
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Hey JH,

I was totally just joking...LOL. This is a great example of how unclear communication can be in an internet forum. So much for me being funny I guess.

TAKU

10/31/12 2:20 PM
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Hey JH,

I was totally just joking...LOL. This is a great example of how unclear communication can be in an internet forum. So much for me being funny I guess.

TAKU


LOL well it did end up being funny. You had me going there. haha
11/1/12 12:28 AM
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HERTSWENIP - If one of your pecs is a different shape than the other, that's genetic or congenital (a friend of mine has this issue) and there is nothing you can do to make your pec spread out more.

Otherwise, the only other reason I can think of is nerve impingement causing MU recruitment problems (poliquin has mentioned seeing this before in clients), I'd see an ART specialist with the appropriate certifications (including nerve entrapment) for some soft tissue work.

But if you're following the left calf, left quad, right pec, right bicep split routine, I'd abandon that approach and start doing more bilateral work.

This is a good post , I have the same problem as the OP , I'm almost 100% sure it is because of my nerve damage caused by my herniated disk's at C5-6-7 , I could be wrong . I've never tried to resolve the issue by doing one sided isolation exercises like DB bench etc , but it does bother me a little bit .

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