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    Default Left Arm Bicep Weaker than the Right Arm

    Hello Everybody,
    I am facing a problem in which I feel like my right arm bicep is bigger and stronger than my left arm bicep... I don't know what to do...
    When I lift the same weight on both arms I feel tired on the left arm before the right one...
    Is there anything I can do about it?
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    Dumbells. Dumbells. Dumbells. Make sure your getting good form and arent tipping to one side to get the weight up when doing curls. I had this problem not too long ago. Hammer, pinwheel, and concentration curls should bring it up to speed!

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    Are you right handed?

    It is normal to be weaker in the side you do not favour.

    A good way to combat this is to use dumbells ( as this gets both arms working equally ) with an equal amount of weight.
    Consistency is the key

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    Thanks for ur replies...
    Yes I am right Handed and I use dumbells most of the time..
    So now should I practice the left arm bicep only for some time in order to get it to the same size of the right??
    (Don't get me wrong, I don't have a big right bicep as I am new to weight lifting but I still feel that the left one is smaller )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bk9iq View Post
    Thanks for ur replies...
    Yes I am right Handed and I use dumbells most of the time..
    So now should I practice the left arm bicep only for some time in order to get it to the same size of the right??
    (Don't get me wrong, I don't have a big right bicep as I am new to weight lifting but I still feel that the left one is smaller )
    thats all normal! you will be fine bro! my right side of my upper body is stronger from being a quarterback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bk9iq View Post
    Thanks for ur replies...
    Yes I am right Handed and I use dumbells most of the time..
    So now should I practice the left arm bicep only for some time in order to get it to the same size of the right??(Don't get me wrong, I don't have a big right bicep as I am new to weight lifting but I still feel that the left one is smaller )
    NO. Just use the same weight and reps for each arm, but always start with the weaker side. So if you can only do 8 reps with the left do the same amount wuith the right. Other wise you may find your self doing 10 reps with the right arm but then only being able to do 7 with the left which will compound the issue.

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    Don't worry I'm on the same boat. I want to move up to 30-35's for dumbell curls but my left arm won't let me. Just give it time. My left thigh is bigger than the right, left pectoral bigger than the right, right arm bigger than the left. The only time people really worry about it is if they're competing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    Dumbells. Dumbells. Dumbells. Make sure your getting good form and arent tipping to one side to get the weight up when doing curls. I had this problem not too long ago. Hammer, pinwheel, and concentration curls should bring it up to speed!
    ^^^ This. Make sure your form is correct in both hands. People tend to be sloppy with their non-dominant hand. Both sides should be identical.

    As Carl said; no, you don't want to only work your left arm for a little while. That will throw you imbalance in another direction, but not correct the problem. Treat each arm evenly, and the left will soon develop it's strength.

    And as Coach said; its normal for your less dominant arm/leg/whatever to be weaker than your dominant side. <-- Hence the word dominant.

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    By the way in about a year your other arm will be slightly bigger as it has to work harder to do the same as the other arm. Thats what happened to me anyway I have a more defined one that I can tense better (like more control) and a bigger one with less control. RUBBISH! its only minor though

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    That's a possible outcome, but I would not leave that to a general result. You stated a personal result, with a blanket statement that "this is what's going to happen to you." While it's possible, it's not necessarily the rule.

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    Thanks all ... I really appreciate your help....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shadow View Post
    That's a possible outcome, but I would not leave that to a general result. You stated a personal result, with a blanket statement that "this is what's going to happen to you." While it's possible, it's not necessarily the rule.
    Re-read what I wrote sorry yes It did seem that way, What MIGHT happen then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardsam View Post
    By the way in about a year your other arm will be slightly bigger as it has to work harder to do the same as the other arm. Thats what happened to me anyway I have a more defined one that I can tense better (like more control) and a bigger one with less control. RUBBISH! its only minor though
    Do you mean you can lift more weight with one arm easier than the other? But the bigger one doesnt flex as easy? What do you mean by "tense" and "control?"
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    Mind-Muscle connection is only going to one arm. When your lifting a barbell, don't look at your bigger arm, look straight and focus on lifting with both arms. You can check yourself out in the mirror later


    Make the connection with your mind to both the muscles.

 

 

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