last year, i started my first workout regiment. being right handed, i noticed a small size difference in my forearms. so to even it out i started during a forearm workout that i thought would fix it. from a sitting position i would grab the dumbbell, (which was around 30lbs-40lbs) keeping the weight between my legs, i would curl my left wrist up. i expected to even my forearms out, but it didn't. things got worse. from holding onto the weight i strained my tricep and bicep making them stronger. and without using both arms, i had a big difference in muscle mass between my tricep and bicep. but at the time i was unaware and continued lifting as as normal, but since my left tricep was stronger than the other, when i lifted barbell bench press i started to make my left chest bigger than the other. this was when i noticed the difference and realized i messed up.
regardless if you understand what happened, i have a muscle imbalance in my chest, tricep, and bicep (but my bicep is almost evened out.) i have only told you my story to prevent you from posting reasons/theories about skeletal problems or form problems. it is simply a uneducated mistake.
i know and understand that i must use dumbbells to even out my tricep and chest. but when i tried doing isolated tricep exercises to even out my tricep it only made them more different. now, on my right tricep my long head* and middle head* are stronger and on my left tricep my lateral head* is the one that is the strongest. i want to even them out, but am unsure. Also my chest is uneven. I want to do pec flys, but am nervous to do so because i am afraid by doing my right side more than the other i will strengthen my deltoid on my right more than my left. which in the future is no good either.
i wish to even these muscles out, do you have any workouts that could solve my problems? understand that these imbalances are NOT ridiculous, they can only be noticed when pointed out. but, in terms of lifting, one side is clearly stronger than the other.
*refer to this link to understand the "*terms" in the entry.
thank you for your help in advance.
Thread: Muscle Imbalance