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    Poland Syndrome

    Hey! I?ve been weight-training for a couple of years now, and I make some progress I have to say. But one thing that has never made any progress is my benchpressing. This I think is due to the thing I suffer from called "Poland Syndrome". This means that your missing either a limb or a muscle of some sort. In my case, I?m missing my left pec.

    I have been training some sort of sport in my whole life, and I can?t live without training. I?ve been doing everything from soccer to martial arts, and now weight-trainging, that I love very much, because you can decide exactly how your going to approach your training and in wich speed you want your body to make progress. It?s all up to yourself. But I always have this disease that puts me down in a dark place, and make me question myself and my training. Why do I train? I?m never gonna look okay anyway, so why do I bother...

    I especially drown myself in these thoughts when I read Flex or watch wrestling or MMA or something like that. These guys remind me that I?m never gonna look normal. I mean I have an implant on my left side, but that is much smaller than my right one, since I?m training so much. And I now people look at me in a strange way, cause it looks kind of weird. Especially when I take my shirt off in the locker-room. But no one ever says or mention anything about it...

    So, I want to know if there is anyone outthere with the same problem I have, in whatever sport it may be, Bodybuilding, MMA, Hockey, Football. You name it! Just write me a line and tell me how you deal with it.
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    Originally Posted by lempan View Post
    Hey! I?ve been weight-training for a couple of years now, and I make some progress I have to say. But one thing that has never made any progress is my benchpressing. This I think is due to the thing I suffer from called "Poland Syndrome". This means that your missing either a limb or a muscle of some sort. In my case, I?m missing my left pec.

    I have been training some sort of sport in my whole life, and I can?t live without training. I?ve been doing everything from soccer to martial arts, and now weight-trainging, that I love very much, because you can decide exactly how your going to approach your training and in wich speed you want your body to make progress. It?s all up to yourself. But I always have this disease that puts me down in a dark place, and make me question myself and my training. Why do I train? I?m never gonna look okay anyway, so why do I bother...

    I especially drown myself in these thoughts when I read Flex or watch wrestling or MMA or something like that. These guys remind me that I?m never gonna look normal. I mean I have an implant on my left side, but that is much smaller than my right one, since I?m training so much. And I now people look at me in a strange way, cause it looks kind of weird. Especially when I take my shirt off in the locker-room. But no one ever says or mention anything about it...

    So, I want to know if there is anyone outthere with the same problem I have, in whatever sport it may be, Bodybuilding, MMA, Hockey, Football. You name it! Just write me a line and tell me how you deal with it.
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    Just thought id throw in that there is/was? a guy that had only one pec that did pretty good in MMA i think he even got a title shot in UFC forget his name tho.
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    Originally Posted by Drop_Dead View Post
    Just thought id throw in that there is/was? a guy that had only one pec that did pretty good in MMA i think he even got a title shot in UFC forget his name tho.
    Yeah, now that you mention it i think I have seen a match with that guy. He injured his chest in a car accident I think?

    By the way, thanks for your support. I know I shouldn?t put myself down, and a lot of the time I dont. If that was the case all the time, I wouldnt be training now. But I lose myself sometimes, and now I can thank you guys for reminding me that I am not alone with such a problem. Thanks again!!
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    Hey i got poland syndrome, missing right pec. My advice just keep training.
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    Has anybody informed Mr Angry about this? I mean he does have strong polish good looks and all..
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    Originally Posted by lempan View Post
    Hey! I?ve been weight-training for a couple of years now, and I make some progress I have to say. But one thing that has never made any progress is my benchpressing. This I think is due to the thing I suffer from called "Poland Syndrome". This means that your missing either a limb or a muscle of some sort. In my case, I?m missing my left pec.

    I have been training some sort of sport in my whole life, and I can?t live without training. I?ve been doing everything from soccer to martial arts, and now weight-trainging, that I love very much, because you can decide exactly how your going to approach your training and in wich speed you want your body to make progress. It?s all up to yourself. But I always have this disease that puts me down in a dark place, and make me question myself and my training. Why do I train? I?m never gonna look okay anyway, so why do I bother...

    I especially drown myself in these thoughts when I read Flex or watch wrestling or MMA or something like that. These guys remind me that I?m never gonna look normal. I mean I have an implant on my left side, but that is much smaller than my right one, since I?m training so much. And I now people look at me in a strange way, cause it looks kind of weird. Especially when I take my shirt off in the locker-room. But no one ever says or mention anything about it...

    So, I want to know if there is anyone outthere with the same problem I have, in whatever sport it may be, Bodybuilding, MMA, Hockey, Football. You name it! Just write me a line and tell me how you deal with it.
    Originally Posted by smunn View Post
    Hey i got poland syndrome, missing right pec. My advice just keep training.

    i think yall are the same people -_- notice the low post count ..what are the chances....but if you are for real, i remember when i broke my arm. i felt so useless. i can't imagine missing a pec. i don't know what i would do but keep on training your hardest.
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread..

    First post but an important issue I think.. apologies for digging up an old thread but good to hear about other people in the same situation..
    I am actually missing part of my lower right pec.. the muscle is split into two or three parts right?
    Anyway.. I am pretty self conscious but most of my girlfriends said they never noticed and its no big deal.. good people will appreciate you.. just go for it!
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    Lempan

    Lempan, I'm in the exact same position as you only I have no right pec. I'm currently looking at options such as implants etc. Is it worthwhile? Pictures? It would be greatly appreciated because to be honest I have no idea what to do.

    P.s your right about the women, I've been with more women than every single one of my mates it makes no difference what so ever!
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    Yes

    Originally Posted by lempan View Post
    Hey! I?ve been weight-training for a couple of years now, and I make some progress I have to say. But one thing that has never made any progress is my benchpressing. This I think is due to the thing I suffer from called "Poland Syndrome". This means that your missing either a limb or a muscle of some sort. In my case, I?m missing my left pec.

    I have been training some sort of sport in my whole life, and I can?t live without training. I?ve been doing everything from soccer to martial arts, and now weight-trainging, that I love very much, because you can decide exactly how your going to approach your training and in wich speed you want your body to make progress. It?s all up to yourself. But I always have this disease that puts me down in a dark place, and make me question myself and my training. Why do I train? I?m never gonna look okay anyway, so why do I bother...

    I especially drown myself in these thoughts when I read Flex or watch wrestling or MMA or something like that. These guys remind me that I?m never gonna look normal. I mean I have an implant on my left side, but that is much smaller than my right one, since I?m training so much. And I now people look at me in a strange way, cause it looks kind of weird. Especially when I take my shirt off in the locker-room. But no one ever says or mention anything about it...

    So, I want to know if there is anyone outthere with the same problem I have, in whatever sport it may be, Bodybuilding, MMA, Hockey, Football. You name it! Just write me a line and tell me how you deal with it.
    Same here bro. Affects my bic tri n lat. bummer ain't it
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