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    Glute Imbalance Question

    Hey! So I have a bit of scoliosis and glute imbalance which I'm assuming is from it - had it all my life. In the past year I've started weight training so I'm trying to fix it. But I can't figure out if my left side is the weak or strong side? Can someone with more experience tell if it's bigger from being stronger or "saggier"/less toned from being weaker?
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    Your glute imbalance is hardly noticeable IMO and it may be due to your scoliosis or just genetics / how your body is naturally. Our bodies aren't perfectly symmetrical.

    From a photo it's hard to tell if the left side is stronger, saggier, less toned, or weaker. You could try to feel it and flex it to see if there's any composition diff between muscle and fat, but it still may be hard to tell. You could also try diff glute exercises isolating each side to see if there is a strength diff.

    My guess is that any difference in strength or muscle on the left side is minimal.
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    Originally Posted by air2fakie View Post
    Your glute imbalance is hardly noticeable IMO and it may be due to your scoliosis or just genetics / how your body is naturally. Our bodies aren't perfectly symmetrical.

    From a photo it's hard to tell if the left side is stronger, saggier, less toned, or weaker. You could try to feel it and flex it to see if there's any composition diff between muscle and fat, but it still may be hard to tell. You could also try diff glute exercises isolating each side to see if there is a strength diff.

    My guess is that any difference in strength or muscle on the left side is minimal.
    I feel like it's super noticeable but I think we're all more critical of ourselves I suppose haha. Good to know it's not uber weird looking. When I flex the left side looks a tad bigger but hardly. I can isolate both glutes during exercises so I know both are activating. I'll stick to my current plan and see if there's any change in a few months! Thanks for the advice!
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    Do you have a leg length discrepancy?
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    Originally Posted by Giselleco View Post
    Hey! So I have a bit of scoliosis and glute imbalance which I'm assuming is from it - had it all my life. In the past year I've started weight training so I'm trying to fix it. But I can't figure out if my left side is the weak or strong side? Can someone with more experience tell if it's bigger from being stronger or "saggier"/less toned from being weaker?
    Just know that no male is ever going to give a **** about your 'glute imbalance'. It is noticeable, though. It looks like one side is contracted and the other side isn't. Take Wolfs' advice, but also include unilateral RDLs.

    I was just reading something earlier today about locating imbalances via unilateral work. When and if I find it, I'll post it.
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