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    Weird less dominate trap imbalance!!

    Hey guys i have a little problem with my symmetry, for some reason my left trap is bigger than my right!!! Even though my right is my dominant... are there any ways to correct this? i dont think working out my stronger and dominant side more will help...because lets face it its stronger but not bigger than my left WTF!!!! It's really bothering me:[ kind of making me a little self conscious. BTW i know i have ugly backne:[. Or maybe its just in my head..... Thanks in advance guys.
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    It's barely bigger, if at all. If you hadn't already said one was bigger I wouldn't have even noticed.
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    Originally Posted by Pandaepic View Post
    It's barely bigger, if at all. If you hadn't already said one was bigger I wouldn't have even noticed.
    really...? it might be in my head...then.. or i dont know i feel so self concious so its been making me paranoid. its weird because i can flex my left more than i can flex my right dunno why...
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    Originally Posted by Bigsingh1 View Post
    Everyone has a bigger side or more dominant muscle than the other anyways. I honestly gave up on trying to work small inbalances cuz most people can't tell the difference or see them.
    i see...i mean the dominant part isn't that important because you know its not really noticeable. the thing that gets me is that my dominant side of my trap is smaller than my less dominant..ill provide more pics of a front shot..i have acne a lot.. i dont know why im 20 and i still have acne:[. And thank you guys again for taking the time to look at these idiotic pictures lol. and pardon me for the ugliness and acne...
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    it was actually pretty noticeable in the first picture. it might just have to do with your genetics and you wont be able to do anything about it.
    both of my quads look different, left side of my back is bigger than left (actually really noticeable but its scoliosis. cant do anything) and my abs are cut differently at the top making it look more like a 7 pack than 8. but guess what? no one has ever noticed before i pointed it out
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    Originally Posted by SBLovelace View Post
    it was actually pretty noticeable in the first picture. it might just have to do with your genetics and you wont be able to do anything about it.
    both of my quads look different, left side of my back is bigger than left (actually really noticeable but its scoliosis. cant do anything) and my abs are cut differently at the top making it look more like a 7 pack than 8. but guess what? no one has ever noticed before i pointed it out
    Ah dam that made me feel a bit sad:[ but thanks for being real... I always wanted to have nice traps but now i guess that wont ever happen...because ill be deemed as Quasi Moto...
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    Originally Posted by hioxd View Post
    Ah dam that made me feel a bit sad:[ but thanks for being real... I always wanted to have nice traps but now i guess that wont ever happen...because ill be deemed as Quasi Moto...
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    Hah sorry about that. If you want nice traps then get nice traps. Unless you're competing, you're never going to hear "wow that guys traps are huge but theyre uneven dafuk lolol".
    Once again, first picture is noticeable but the rest aren't unless I'm looking for it.
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    It's in you head. Just eat and lift hard and you will be fine sir.
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    Originally Posted by 20Nation View Post
    Sometimes that's just genetics man. Bulking is the best you can do
    Im tryin the best i can:[ i went from 113 to 144 in about a year...gonna try to leap from 144 to 154 by next year then so on and so fourth...
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    Originally Posted by DedicateD93 View Post
    It's in you head. Just eat and lift hard and you will be fine sir.
    You really think so? i hope thats the case... from the front shots and back shots what can you say?
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    Originally Posted by Bigsingh1 View Post
    Ya you gotta build some traps before you start worrying lol
    Yeah trying brutha thanks for the input!
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    Originally Posted by SBLovelace View Post
    Hah sorry about that. If you want nice traps then get nice traps. Unless you're competing, you're never going to hear "wow that guys traps are huge but theyre uneven dafuk lolol".
    Once again, first picture is noticeable but the rest aren't unless I'm looking for it.
    Oh well thats good to know lolol. but yeah i really hope as i get bigger it doesnt become a issue..i cant link the video otherwise i'd show you but yeah...
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    Can you lift the same amout with each trap or is one trap taking over? you might just need to lower the weight until one catches up.
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    OP, this is not a muscle balance(well,I am about 95% sure)

    I hate to tell you this,and I don't have time to go into the medical diagnosis;it would also be wiser if you were told by a Physician rather than me.

    To make things short:
    - Be careful, you might be in a lot of trouble from weight training
    - Don't do Standing Shoulder Press;try to stay away from complete vertical pressing in general. Instead try to do Incline Press/Incline Bench/High Incline Dumbbells for Front Delt work.
    - Don't Shrug; Stick with Rowing movements and Lat Pulldowns for now.
    - Don't do Overhand grip Pullups; Stick with Neutral Grip Chins, or Supinated Chins
    - If Back Squats are hurting your back a lot,which I have a feeling they might soon, switch to Front Squats
    - Learn Powerlifting form on the Bench Press. You will soon understand why, especially with the issue you have. Watch "So you think you can bench"? by Dave Tate
    - Your bench form in general may have to switch to Close Grip on Flat Barbell;Medium Grip on Incline. Incline is going to be better for your body
    - Don't go over 45 degrees on the dumbbells. Even 45 may be questionable
    - Avoid very heavy Deadlifting
    - Do a lot of rear deltoid work, I mean a ton.
    - Make sure you do more back work then Chest.

    Have a very good Orthopedic Surgeon see you ASAP. PS, if you don't follow the things I just told you, you will soon be very sorry. My girlfriend is going through this, it has been debilitating.

    You're not at the point she is at. She used to just have a "bigger trap", until we found out what the real problem is and she was plagued by pain almost every day of her life.

    When I have time, I'll explain the whole issue. That is all
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    Originally Posted by DerekEt View Post
    OP, this is not a muscle balance(well,I am about 95% sure)

    I hate to tell you this,and I don't have time to go into the medical diagnosis;it would also be wiser if you were told by a Physician rather than me.

    To make things short:
    - Be careful, you might be in a lot of trouble from weight training
    - Don't do Standing Shoulder Press;try to stay away from complete vertical pressing in general. Instead try to do Incline Press/Incline Bench/High Incline Dumbbells for Front Delt work.
    - Don't Shrug; Stick with Rowing movements and Lat Pulldowns for now.
    - Don't do Overhand grip Pullups; Stick with Neutral Grip Chins, or Supinated Chins
    - If Back Squats are hurting your back a lot,which I have a feeling they might soon, switch to Front Squats
    - Learn Powerlifting form on the Bench Press. You will soon understand why, especially with the issue you have. Watch "So you think you can bench"? by Dave Tate
    - Your bench form in general may have to switch to Close Grip on Flat Barbell;Medium Grip on Incline. Incline is going to be better for your body
    - Don't go over 45 degrees on the dumbbells. Even 45 may be questionable
    - Avoid very heavy Deadlifting
    - Do a lot of rear deltoid work, I mean a ton.
    - Make sure you do more back work then Chest.

    Have a very good Orthopedic Surgeon see you ASAP. PS, if you don't follow the things I just told you, you will soon be very sorry. My girlfriend is going through this, it has been debilitating.

    You're not at the point she is at. She used to just have a "bigger trap", until we found out what the real problem is and she was plagued by pain almost every day of her life.

    When I have time, I'll explain the whole issue. That is all
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    Originally Posted by lalaumj View Post
    Can you lift the same amout with each trap or is one trap taking over? you might just need to lower the weight until one catches up.
    Im not entirely sure about that..im pretty sure when i barbell shrug they do even amount of work or maybe my right trap which is the smaller one pulls it a lil more.
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    Originally Posted by DerekEt View Post
    OP, this is not a muscle balance(well,I am about 95% sure)

    I hate to tell you this,and I don't have time to go into the medical diagnosis;it would also be wiser if you were told by a Physician rather than me.

    To make things short:
    - Be careful, you might be in a lot of trouble from weight training
    - Don't do Standing Shoulder Press;try to stay away from complete vertical pressing in general. Instead try to do Incline Press/Incline Bench/High Incline Dumbbells for Front Delt work.
    - Don't Shrug; Stick with Rowing movements and Lat Pulldowns for now.
    - Don't do Overhand grip Pullups; Stick with Neutral Grip Chins, or Supinated Chins
    - If Back Squats are hurting your back a lot,which I have a feeling they might soon, switch to Front Squats
    - Learn Powerlifting form on the Bench Press. You will soon understand why, especially with the issue you have. Watch "So you think you can bench"? by Dave Tate
    - Your bench form in general may have to switch to Close Grip on Flat Barbell;Medium Grip on Incline. Incline is going to be better for your body
    - Don't go over 45 degrees on the dumbbells. Even 45 may be questionable
    - Avoid very heavy Deadlifting
    - Do a lot of rear deltoid work, I mean a ton.
    - Make sure you do more back work then Chest.

    Have a very good Orthopedic Surgeon see you ASAP. PS, if you don't follow the things I just told you, you will soon be very sorry. My girlfriend is going through this, it has been debilitating.

    You're not at the point she is at. She used to just have a "bigger trap", until we found out what the real problem is and she was plagued by pain almost every day of her life.

    When I have time, I'll explain the whole issue. That is all
    Oh dear lol your making me all scared and paranoid.
    Well to go over the advice you told me so far and i thank you for your time and concern, i could tell you that 1 i dont really like to deadlift because fear of back injury. 2. is that i followed Mr.Tates bench press when i first started and yeah I've been good with that. as for Pull ups i dont usually do pull ups because i usually do lat pull downs/pull overs. I do squatting and leg press and leg curling just fine without any lower back pain. As for rear delt exercises i tend to only do bent over standing reverse flys. Dumbell chest work i havent been doing much at all to be honest. And for back work i usually do lat pulls, yate rows, seated rows sorta like a close grip/medium grip. and umm shrugs. I forgot to mention that i sorta had this problem even before i started working out...i can't date back to when i remember but yeah...it was before i started working out. From what i've looked up it could be two possibilities or 3, one being that its genetics, two being that its possible that i have a dropped shoulder...but i dont really see nor other people i ask can see. three your possible theory. Or maybe the fact that this was caused over the years of carrying groceries and etc. Again i really want to thank everyone for helping me try to narrow this down. I'll try to see a doctor and get a xray asap. It's going to be a little rough due to work/college especially because holidays are coming which mean midterms and misc. But Derek I'd like to know when you have time to speak to us about this problem that your girlfriend has faced and i'm sorry to hear this unfortunate matter. I forgot to add the shoulder press part. I normally just do seated shoulder press for my front delts but other than that none, because i figure benching helped my delts anyway...and to add another back story..last summer at a health expo at school one of the doctors or whatever told me i had bad posture because my shoulders were forward so ever since then i started to correct my posture...all these years i thought i had fine posture
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    Anyone else have something to add to this please? i havent really solved my problem...
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    it will even out in time. if it makes you feel any better then do an extra set of shrugs on your lagging side at each shoulder workout

    my pecs were extremely uneven when i started. just takes time to balance.
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    Feel ya pain breh. They are uneven and so are mine... Sux. Ill provide pics too soon
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    Originally Posted by hioxd View Post
    Hey guys i have a little problem with my symmetry, for some reason my left trap is bigger than my right!!! Even though my right is my dominant... are there any ways to correct this? i dont think working out my stronger and dominant side more will help...because lets face it its stronger but not bigger than my left WTF!!!! It's really bothering me:[ kind of making me a little self conscious. BTW i know i have ugly backne:[. Or maybe its just in my head..... Thanks in advance guys.
    Definitely see the left side is bigger, but don't worry about it. If it really bothers you, then work the right side more intensely and it will even out in time. My right calf is noticeably bigger than my left, my left pec is bigger than my right, etc. **** it,
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    Originally Posted by OAHUGROWN808 View Post
    Definitely see the left side is bigger, but don't worry about it. If it really bothers you, then work the right side more intensely and it will even out in time. My right calf is noticeably bigger than my left, my left pec is bigger than my right, etc. **** it,
    Yeah but my right is dominant strength wise than my left...the size are like wtf, shouldnt my right be bigger than my left if its stronger and dominant?
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    Originally Posted by SamSix View Post
    it will even out in time. if it makes you feel any better then do an extra set of shrugs on your lagging side at each shoulder workout

    my pecs were extremely uneven when i started. just takes time to balance.
    Yeah but my right is already my dominant...i just dont understand how my weaker side is bigger than my stronger side...
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    Originally Posted by DerekEt View Post
    OP, this is not a muscle balance(well,I am about 95% sure)

    I hate to tell you this,and I don't have time to go into the medical diagnosis;it would also be wiser if you were told by a Physician rather than me.

    To make things short:
    - Be careful, you might be in a lot of trouble from weight training
    - Don't do Standing Shoulder Press;try to stay away from complete vertical pressing in general. Instead try to do Incline Press/Incline Bench/High Incline Dumbbells for Front Delt work.
    - Don't Shrug; Stick with Rowing movements and Lat Pulldowns for now.
    - Don't do Overhand grip Pullups; Stick with Neutral Grip Chins, or Supinated Chins
    - If Back Squats are hurting your back a lot,which I have a feeling they might soon, switch to Front Squats
    - Learn Powerlifting form on the Bench Press. You will soon understand why, especially with the issue you have. Watch "So you think you can bench"? by Dave Tate
    - Your bench form in general may have to switch to Close Grip on Flat Barbell;Medium Grip on Incline. Incline is going to be better for your body
    - Don't go over 45 degrees on the dumbbells. Even 45 may be questionable
    - Avoid very heavy Deadlifting
    - Do a lot of rear deltoid work, I mean a ton.
    - Make sure you do more back work then Chest.

    Have a very good Orthopedic Surgeon see you ASAP. PS, if you don't follow the things I just told you, you will soon be very sorry. My girlfriend is going through this, it has been debilitating.

    You're not at the point she is at. She used to just have a "bigger trap", until we found out what the real problem is and she was plagued by pain almost every day of her life.

    When I have time, I'll explain the whole issue. That is all
    Oh **** wow.

    If you don't have what he thinks you have and its just an imbalance (it is actually pretty easy to tell from the first picture), just use your right side as your limiting side (I'm assuming its weaker). So for example, if you can do a max of 8 reps of 80 lb shrugs with your right side, but can do like 15 on your left side, still only do 8 on your left until your right side can do more. So just copy everything your right does with your left. If you're doing barbell shrugs, I would suggest moving to dumbbell shrugs and really focus on maintaining the full ROM for both sides (i.e. don't let your body naturally do whatever it wants to do, focus on getting that both [especially right] sides all the way up and down).
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    Originally Posted by BenzeneRing View Post
    Oh **** wow.

    If you don't have what he thinks you have and its just an imbalance (it is actually pretty easy to tell from the first picture), just use your right side as your limiting side (I'm assuming its weaker). So for example, if you can do a max of 8 reps of 80 lb shrugs with your right side, but can do like 15 on your left side, still only do 8 on your left until your right side can do more. So just copy everything your right does with your left. If you're doing barbell shrugs, I would suggest moving to dumbbell shrugs and really focus on maintaining the full ROM for both sides (i.e. don't let your body naturally do whatever it wants to do, focus on getting that both [especially right] sides all the way up and down).
    I wish that was the case but...im pretty sure my right is stronger than my left....since i am a righty and its stronger than my left in bicep curls and yeah...
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    Originally Posted by hioxd View Post
    I wish that was the case but...im pretty sure my right is stronger than my left....since i am a righty and its stronger than my left in bicep curls and yeah...
    The weaker side tends to be bigger for people who lift i cant remember the exact reason but it has something to do with the stronger side has had more stress ( carrying groceries etc). So the weaker side progresses faster because it has been under stress less.
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