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Old 03-12-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Ab definition

totally don't know where to post this.

I'm starting to get some definite definition in my abs, however one side is more defined than the other (not significantly but I can tell) Any ideas on why and if I'll even out?
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: Ab definition

Without a visual, I'd venture an opinion that it's actually that one side of your body has more developed core muscles, as opposed to a fat distribution. Depending on your sports history, and dominate side traits, you could easily have an imbalance. It's that way for me personally, as a result of 20+ years of baseball and tennis.
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Without a visual, I'd venture an opinion that it's actually that one side of your body has more developed core muscles, as opposed to a fat distribution. Depending on your sports history, and dominate side traits, you could easily have an imbalance. It's that way for me personally, as a result of 20+ years of baseball and tennis.

I'll upload some pic's soon. It's my left side of my abs that are more defined. Interestly enough my right arm and right leg are stronger than my left. I'm wondering if it's from carrying my kids on my right side all these years (I have 4) and it's caused my left abs to always been tighter or more engaged than my right???
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
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Re: Ab definition

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I'm wondering if it's from carrying my kids on my right side all these years (I have 4) and it's caused my left abs to always been tighter or more engaged than my right???
Ha, something you wouldn't normally think about, but that seems like a logical explanation to me.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:26 PM   #5
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Re: Ab definition

I'm right handed-footed, and my left side is stronger, as well. I can even tell a difference in day to day things like carrying in groceries. As long as you aren't experiencing drops in performance, or lack of symetry in your lifts, I wouldn't pay it much mind.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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Re: Ab definition

I believe this is pretty common. No one is perfectly symmetrical, and if they are it is because the picture has been air brushed.

I do not believe there is really anything you can do... just is part of being human i guess
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:36 PM   #7
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Re: Ab definition

Not totally a crazy idea. I and my dad both swear we hold more fat on our left sides.

I'm a lefty and my right fore arm is more vascular. Weird.
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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I'm a lefty and my right fore arm is more vascular. Weird.
im right handed and my left arm is more vascular. weird...


anyways
i would wager it is something along the lines of what was mentioned above.

but for me personally im just trying to get the darn abs to pop through properly in the first place.
been zoning pretty well for 2 months now, and they still havent really shown up :/
im leaner now for sure but still waiting for the Nicole Carroll effect
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:52 AM   #9
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I'll upload some pic's soon. It's my left side of my abs that are more defined. Interestly enough my right arm and right leg are stronger than my left. I'm wondering if it's from carrying my kids on my right side all these years (I have 4) and it's caused my left abs to always been tighter or more engaged than my right???
Uh same as me and im left handed so i dont know why my right arm is stronger.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:34 AM   #10
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Re: Ab definition

I've no idea if this is true or not but one explanation I've heard is the non-dominant limb has to work a bit harder to keep up with the dominant limb as it's less coordinated and this results in slightly greater hypertrophy on that side despite it being weaker.

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