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Old 07-17-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
Bryce Horrell
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Symmetry during lifts

Yesterday I did bent over dumbbell rows. Today I am more sore in my right more dominant side and hardly sore(if sore at all) in my left weaker side. When I was doing the reps I accomplish every one. I have good form as my back is in posture and I always pull the weight up to my abdomen.

What is the issue here?
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Re: Symmetry during lifts

Its normal. Your right side will experience more fatigue than your left side due to more work throughout the day.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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Re: Symmetry during lifts

It also may have to do with the differences between dominant and non dominant side. Non dominant side arm tends to do endurance tasks, while dominant side tends to do the more coordinated and more power based tasks.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:15 AM   #4
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Re: Symmetry during lifts

I found I had a weakness in my upper back and rows of all kinds were Rx'd by my PT. I had a harder time with scapular control on my left side but not my right. Pulling was about the same with both sides. I might take a look in the mirror or have someone else do it and see if you are maintaining good control with your left side. It can be hard to notice in yourself.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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Re: Symmetry during lifts

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I found I had a weakness in my upper back and rows of all kinds were Rx'd by my PT. I had a harder time with scapular control on my left side but not my right. Pulling was about the same with both sides. I might take a look in the mirror or have someone else do it and see if you are maintaining good control with your left side. It can be hard to notice in yourself.
I definitely can relate to scapular control with you. My weaker side has a less control for sure.

I have looked in the mirror and if really helped. The thing is that I have to have my shirt off to really see. At the gym I can not do this. Another issue is that when looking in the mirror it feels awkward because my head is not straight foreward aligned with my posture.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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Re: Symmetry during lifts

If you start lifting more weight with one side (or it becomes easier) or you hypertrophy more on one side then it may be an issue.

Soreness doesn't really indicate anything, and only one occasion is taking it too serious.
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