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    one pec larger than the other

    I am sure many have run into this problem in the past however I was wondering, has anyone with different size pecs end up balancing them both out to similar size?

    I am left handed but for whatever reason my left pec is also much smaller than my right, how can I fix this? Also does anyone why this happens ?
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    Originally Posted by goldbondmafia View Post
    I am sure many have run into this problem in the past however I was wondering, has anyone with different size pecs end up balancing them both out to similar size?

    I am left handed but for whatever reason my left pec is also much smaller than my right, how can I fix this? Also does anyone why this happens ?
    BH I'm the same way except reversed since I'm right handed. My assumption is that it is because my right arm is stronger than my left, so the right pec has less work to do.a to how to fix, idk.
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    Obviously, genetics plays a big part in left/right asymmetry. The larger both pecs become by training over the years, the less the apparent difference may be. I still have a minor asymmetry, but it was worse years ago. I didn't do anything special like extra work on one side. I've used dumbbells, barbells, machines, just like for other muscles.
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    Originally Posted by goldbondmafia View Post
    I am sure many have run into this problem in the past however I was wondering, has anyone with different size pecs end up balancing them both out to similar size?

    I am left handed but for whatever reason my left pec is also much smaller than my right, how can I fix this? Also does anyone why this happens ?
    Among noobs or those who are relatively untrained, muscle imbalances/asymetry issues are fairly common. Most of the time though, unless there's some medical issue involved, the differences are only apparent to the individual.


    If you're fairly new to training, just continue to train your chest in balance with the rest of your body. Over time, the differences will fade.

    Don't attempt to "fix" the problem by giving the smaller side more work. The body will sometimes respond to such efforts with unexpected results, possibly leaving you with a worse imbalance than that with which you started.
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post
    Among noobs or those who are relatively untrained, muscle imbalances/asymetry issues are fairly common. Most of the time though, unless there's some medical issue involved, the differences are only apparent to the individual.


    If you're fairly new to training, just continue to train your chest in balance with the rest of your body. Over time, the differences will fade.

    Don't attempt to "fix" the problem by giving the smaller side more work. The body will sometimes respond to such efforts with unexpected results, possibly leaving you with a worse imbalance than that with which you started.
    Ive been lifting weights for about two years and I have made some good progression on my chest however one side just develops much more and quicker than the other. I wonder how long it will take for the two to balance out a bit more or how many more lbs ill have to put on. Did you have this problem in your case?
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    Originally Posted by goldbondmafia View Post
    Ive been lifting weights for about two years and I have made some good progression on my chest however one side just develops much more and quicker than the other. I wonder how long it will take for the two to balance out a bit more or how many more lbs ill have to put on. Did you have this problem in your case?
    I was expecting you to state that you were a beginner. Two year's time should have balanced things out if you've spent it working mostly compound exercises and working your entire body using a structured routine.

    If your chest issue is that pronounced that it's obvious to others besides yourself, you might want to look into possibly working with a Physical Therapist (not a personal trainer!), to see if you can even things out.








    When I started bodybuilding at age 45, my entire body was out of balance. I don't recall having a single body part that was symetrical, side-to-side. I was so skinny at the time though, that I didn't think about it too much; I just figured if I could add some mass all over, it would take care of itself, which it eventually did. Again, I can't give you a time frame, it just took as long as it took.
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post
    I was expecting you to state that you were a beginner. Two year's time should have balanced things out if you've spent it working mostly compound exercises and working your entire body using a structured routine.

    If your chest issue is that pronounced that it's obvious to others besides yourself, you might want to look into possibly working with a Physical Therapist (not a personal trainer!), to see if you can even things out.

    When I started bodybuilding at age 45, my entire body was out of balance. I don't recall having a single body part that was symetrical, side-to-side. I was so skinny at the time though, that I didn't think about it too much; I just figured if I could add some mass all over, it would take care of itself, which it eventually did. Again, I can't give you a time frame, it just took as long as it took.
    You seemed to have gained a lot of weight over your ten year transformation, i will continue to put on the lbs and see whats happening at 200lbs. Ive have always had bad back posture my whole life I am starting to believe one side could be worse than the other (one shoulder slouched forward more) and it has effected chest growth..
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post
    I was expecting you to state that you were a beginner. Two year's time should have balanced things out if you've spent it working mostly compound exercises and working your entire body using a structured routine.

    If your chest issue is that pronounced that it's obvious to others besides yourself, you might want to look into possibly working with a Physical Therapist (not a personal trainer!), to see if you can even things out.








    When I started bodybuilding at age 45, my entire body was out of balance. I don't recall having a single body part that was symetrical, side-to-side. I was so skinny at the time though, that I didn't think about it too much; I just figured if I could add some mass all over, it would take care of itself, which it eventually did. Again, I can't give you a time frame, it just took as long as it took.
    ^^^^^ This, I totally agree.

    When I first started out my pec imbalance very obvious. I met a guy at the gym who told me "just keep lifting, lift heavy and concentrate on compound movements. Of course that was many years and over 120+ pounds ago, but the problem no longer exists.

    And yes, I also had to work on correct posture, which made a world of difference especially with shoulders/traps.

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    Originally Posted by thebigguy1 View Post
    ^^^^^ This, I totally agree.

    When I first started out my pec imbalance very obvious. I met a guy at the gym who told me "just keep lifting, lift heavy and concentrate on compound movements. Of course that was many years and over 120+ pounds ago, but the problem no longer exists.

    And yes, I also had to work on correct posture, which made a world of difference especially with shoulders/traps.

    Good luck!

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    How did you fix your posture issues? Since i was a kid ive had that problem with my shoulders slouched forward and i cant sleep on my back which would help if i could..

    But yes I will up the weight for chest and continue to focus on compound exercises hopefully as I gain more and more lbs it will even out. It just sucks cause my right side i even have stretch marks while the other side i dont haha
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    Originally Posted by drudixon View Post
    BH I'm the same way except reversed since I'm right handed. My assumption is that it is because my right arm is stronger than my left, so the right pec has less work to do.a to how to fix, idk.
    This for me, but I'm kind of a mess. Right handed... my right upper arm is larger than left, my left forearm and pec is larger (and stronger) than right, my left thigh is larger than my right, my right lat pops out much further (viewed from front) than my left. I bet if I could see myself from the back my ass cheeks are different sizes also. I tried doing nothing but DB work for a while and it didn't seem to matter so I just ignore it now, figure if I can ever put on any appreciable size it'll balance out a little.
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    I am going to suggest if you have issues where it looks like one shoulder dips you see a doctor. Mine does the same and I found out when I was 25 I had a "slight" case of scoliosis. (Just to rule that out of course) My right side dips and I have had to adjust my workouts to where I use DB's alot to make sure I am working the correct muscles. Took progress pictures the other day and noticed one side of my back looks bigger than the other. I finally decided to make an appointment to go see a doctor because it is becoming more noticeable as I put on more muscle. I don't have any pain at all so I never worried too much about it.

    But my right side is bigger than my left and I am right handed. Bigger bicep, bigger thigh, bigger butt cheek I notice it when I wear tight jeans or pants. No one else probably can notice but I do. Feel all lop-sided.
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    Are you doing DB work, or just BB?

    If only BB, the strong side might be picking up more of the workload.
    Might consider using dumbells instead of barbells if that is the case.
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    [QUOTE=danap3681;867192021]I am going to suggest if you have issues where it looks like one shoulder dips you see a doctor. Mine does the same and I found out when I was 25 I had a "slight" case of scoliosis. (Just to rule that out of course) My right side dips and I have had to adjust my workouts to where I use DB's alot to make sure I am working the correct muscles. Took progress pictures the other day and noticed one side of my back looks bigger than the other. I finally decided to make an appointment to go see a doctor because it is becoming more noticeable as I put on more muscle. I don't have any pain at all so I never worried too much about it./QUOTE]

    I am actually seeing my doctor for an unrelated matter next week but i will bring this up as well to see if he notices a difference.

    Originally Posted by IdahoViking View Post
    Are you doing DB work, or just BB?

    If only BB, the strong side might be picking up more of the workload.
    Might consider using dumbells instead of barbells if that is the case.
    Nope i use DBs only except for decline bench due to this issue however it has yet to help!
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    I am going to suggest if you have issues where it looks like one shoulder dips you see a doctor. Mine does the same and I found out when I was 25 I had a "slight" case of scoliosis. (Just to rule that out of course) My right side dips and I have had to adjust my workouts to where I use DB's alot to make sure I am working the correct muscles. Took progress pictures the other day and noticed one side of my back looks bigger than the other. I finally decided to make an appointment to go see a doctor because it is becoming more noticeable as I put on more muscle. I don't have any pain at all so I never worried too much about it./QUOTE]

    I am actually seeing my doctor for an unrelated matter next week but i will bring this up as well to see if he notices a difference.



    Nope i use DBs only except for decline bench due to this issue however it has yet to help!
    If it were me i would target that weak point by hitting it hard....... to as the pros say"bring it up". I would focus on mind/muscle control by doing isometric flexing then do "singles" or 1 side at a time with a focus on the squeeze and hold at the top. But that's just me.
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    Just a quick survey please. How many guys here sleep on their side? I have this problem as well, I am right handed however my left pec, shoulder, trap, and outer tricep are developing better than my right side. I came to wonder whether my sleep position was to blame, so for a few nights now I have been sleeping on my right side and have felt DOMs focused on my right side. Please reply with your sleep habits or adjusting and let me know.
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    Originally Posted by goldbondmafia View Post
    I am sure many have run into this problem in the past however I was wondering, has anyone with different size pecs end up balancing them both out to similar size?

    I am left handed but for whatever reason my left pec is also much smaller than my right, how can I fix this? Also does anyone why this happens ?
    I've pretty much balanced mine out. They were fairly lopsided, but now they are fairly close. It's not a noticable difference anyway. It took me a while, but with effort i think its accomplishable. I found some good info here:

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    you're definitely right in assuming you're not the only one suffering from this. i have been trying to fix this problem for years and to this day am still battling it with my chest. what i can say is that it can improve and get better. what i started doing is continuing a set even after i was done with it, but just with my weak side. let me explain, and to make a point, i only do this with machines and hammer strength equipment. lets say i'm using the flat hammer strength machine, i'll do my normal set of so and so number of reps, i'll drop the weight, wait 5 to 10 seconds and then with my weak side only i'll push to get a few more reps with that side alone. it has worked wonders, but remember that muscle growth is a slow process so it takes time. but like i said it can be done.
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    For me, my muscle imbalances/asymetry is caused by back issues that have lovingly spread to other parts of my body.

    Good luck, OP - we've all got our battles to fight.
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    Originally Posted by Juggertha View Post
    For me, my muscle imbalances/asymetry is caused by back issues that have lovingly spread to other parts of my body.

    Good luck, OP - we've all got our battles to fight.
    feel your pain. similar issues for me
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post
    Among noobs or those who are relatively untrained, muscle imbalances/asymetry issues are fairly common. Most of the time though, unless there's some medical issue involved, the differences are only apparent to the individual.

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    Yes mate might be true. I think I will try and use DB for training instead of the bar because one arm might be taking more of the weight than the other.
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    Great thread. I am ambidextrous with a smaller right pec. Born left handed, this is a right handed world so I adapted. Most days are 60/40 60% right handed.
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    Originally Posted by bouser View Post
    Great thread. I am ambidextrous with a smaller right pec. Born left handed, this is a right handed world so I adapted. Most days are 60/40 60% right handed.
    Originally Posted by goldbondmafia View Post
    I am sure many have run into this problem in the past however I was wondering, has anyone with different size pecs end up balancing them both out to similar size?

    I am left handed but for whatever reason my left pec is also much smaller than my right, how can I fix this? Also does anyone why this happens ?

    I had this problem and I feel I have nearly balanced out the issue, however I have noticed other imbalances during scrutiny. My trap, shoulder and tricep on the smaller pec size is larger than the other side, I guess due to the compensation for the weaker smaller pec. So this introduced a number of required changes in my training.

    When I realised that development was not equal on both sides I analysied my form and I noticed the position of my elbow at full pec stretch was different on the smaller side than the other side and also as I contracted the pec I also noticed the elbow was unstable through the movement, I guess subconciously repositioned it to enable the lift. This work pushed more effoert into the shoulders and triceps and away from the chest.

    I decided to pre-exhaust the pecs with flies then run into a moderate weight combination movement ensuring the form locked in the pecs. This took the effort I was previous excerting away from the shoulders and triceps and placed into the pecs where it was intended. The result was better development, still not 100% balanced but much better.

    The tricep and shoulder group issue on the larger pec side was addressed by introducing standing dumbell press which really isolates the shoulders thus enabling me to select an appropriate weight to bring the shoulder development in line and single arm reverse tricep extension which targeted the less develop inner head of the tricep. For the trap it was slightly different as I noticed the elbow and wrist where not positioned correctly, again a compensation action for the stronger left shoulder

    So where am I am now?!...shoulders, traps and arms are balanced to a point where only I notice and the pec development imbalance is barely noticeable only from a standing side pose.

    So I guess check your form is the really answer
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