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    Default Arm size differences

    As most of us do my arms are different sizes, my left is nowhere near my right in size and definition. Its not just the Bi's its the Tris's and all of them. Since being back in the gym the left is gaining but I would like to speed up the process, possible ? How to get that left arm at least near the right ? From what I have read just work them evenly, doesnt seem to make sense to me though.

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    Do you incorporate dumbells into your workout? If not I'd maybe switch to a dumbell prominent workout so each arm is worked individually. Exercises like dbell bench press (incline, decline, flat), dbell shoulder press, and probably even dbell curls. Barbell type exercises allow you to use the stronger arm to adjust and complete a rep and may even be noticeable on something like bench press with your stronger arm moving ahead of your weaker causing the bar to be pushed up on one side more than the other. I'd still stick with big compound movements, but in accessory work use dumbells mostly.

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    Do some research on Unilateral Training. As whatzhiznutz said try to use dumbells. This will get you started on your research.
    http://www.cathletics.com/articles/a...p?articleID=35
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    Yes I do most of my work out with dumbells and cable machines. Will curl and do skulls with an easy bar once in a while. I was thinking and am doing more reps with the left now, not many but working them a little harder that the right. 8 on right maybe 11 or 12 left. I have progressed in the 6 weeks I have been back to the gym, I dont want the right to progress as it is, faster than the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonphil1960 View Post
    Yes I do most of my work out with dumbells and cable machines. Will curl and do skulls with an easy bar once in a while. I was thinking and am doing more reps with the left now, not many but working them a little harder that the right. 8 on right maybe 11 or 12 left. I have progressed in the 6 weeks I have been back to the gym, I dont want the right to progress as it is, faster than the left.

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    It may be regression, or undertraining your right arm, but maybe try finding the max dbell weight you can do with your left for your required reps and stick with that weight for both arms until you feel you can move up. Eventually it should even out a bit. I know I had some of the same types of issues when I was first starting out, but there came a point where things started to plateau with both arms.

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    Yea thanks, I am doing same weight with both arms, I can barely get the reps out with the left. Yes I could drop weight till my left gets stronger, I dont mind undertraining the right, there is such a difference.

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