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Arm Imbalance

  • 15-12-2011 5:18pm
    Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭

    So for the last few months I have been solidly benching with a barbell. Gradually increasing weight and strength. However, last Monday the benches in my gym were being used so I decided to used dumb bells to bench. I was astounded by how much weaker my left arm was than my right(dominant). It was then that I noticed that it's smaller in definition as well. While I know you will always have one dominant arm is there anyway to correct for this to an extent. Should I keep doing dumb bell benching until there's a vast improvement in my left arm?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭Kev M

    Keep going with the dumbells.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,723 ✭✭✭nice_guy80

    do single arm dumbbell benchpress, stabilised on a swiss ball.
    then you'll really see the imbalance

  • Registered Users Posts: 8 temmecash

    Kev M wrote: »
    Keep going with the dumbells.

    Id keep going with the dumbbells also,its very easy to overlook Right/left Imbalances,and over time if they go unnoticed can lead to injuries so doing a phase of unilateral training can fix right/left asymmetries and reduce the risk of injury.