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PostSubject: LEFT-RIGHT IMBALANCE   Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:22 am

Anyone else noticed that, though they’re right-handed their left arm seems stronger on certain exercises than their right? Couple of guys at my gym corroborate this. I first noticed it performing concentration curls: with my left arm, say, I’m getting 10-12 reps; right arm is failing at 8 reps.
I’ve a theory that the right arm has more fast-twitch muscle fibres, meaning it’s capable to lifting heavier, while the left has more slow-twitch, meaning it can lift longer. Any other theories?[/color]


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PostSubject: Re: LEFT-RIGHT IMBALANCE   Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:23 pm

With me, my left are is still weaker than my dominate right. I fail on curls at 7-8 reps when I can do 10-11 with the right arm. I focus on my left are to try to bring it up, and I do some negatives for the left arm, but it is still a weak point for me. Same with Left leg, Left ABS. My right tricep is worse than my left though. This off-season I will work on the imbalances hard.
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PostSubject: Re: LEFT-RIGHT IMBALANCE   Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:52 pm

I dunno...
I noticed on Somebody'r'ther's site the other day that they advocated one-armed bbell deadlifts...as an ab builder...
Okay, given a little wheeze I can deadlift someting close to the same weight one-handed as I can do two, because these are mostly lower-body conditioning,
but "abs"?...I don't think so. Maybe forearms (like Popeye's), or perhaps fore arms like Frank McGrath or Godzilla's, but naugh...
However, giving credit where it's due, one-arm D/L are a good idea for general conditioning.
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PostSubject: Re: LEFT-RIGHT IMBALANCE   Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:58 pm

Riker1964 wrote:
With me, my left are is still weaker than my dominate right. I fail on curls at 7-8 reps when I can do 10-11 with the right arm. I focus on my left are to try to bring it up, and I do some negatives for the left arm, but it is still a weak point for me. Same with Left leg, Left ABS. My right tricep is worse than my left though. This off-season I will work on the imbalances hard.

Yes, the Strong Arm always lages behind the "Weak" arm. It's the same in pistol shooting.
Again, check Frank Zane's site: http://www.frankzane.com/
Zane was fanatical on even development.

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PostSubject: Re: LEFT-RIGHT IMBALANCE   Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:46 am

A one arm suitcase deadlift wouldwork the stabilisers quite hard


Ever since Stuart McGill brought out his back book (McGill is a back specialist who first made a serious case that flexion movements in training actually adversely affected the back & he really kick started the whole 'stabilisation exercise' crazy with loads of planks & resisting rotation or flexion (ab isometric style training) & caused a few to completely abandon flexion movements (kind of like a routine you'd give a person who suffered back issues & couldn't flex the torso without pain).
But yes a suitcase deadlift would work the stabilisers of the abs pretty hard, if you think about the movement.
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