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Old 11-27-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Spinal Erector Imbalance

Hey guys, my right erector is much larger and stronger than my left. I believe this was a possible reason for a lower back injury that occurred last year while deadlifting. Any ideas on getting my left erector symmetrical with my right.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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Re: Spinal Erector Imbalance

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Hey guys, my right erector is much larger and stronger than my left. I believe this was a possible reason for a lower back injury that occurred last year while deadlifting. Any ideas on getting my left erector symmetrical with my right.
Would need to take a good look at you to see why specifically your body has created that asymmetry. Could be several different things
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hey guys, my right erector is much larger and stronger than my left. I believe this was a possible reason for a lower back injury that occurred last year while deadlifting. Any ideas on getting my left erector symmetrical with my right.
How exactly are you deciding that one side is much stronger?
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Re: Spinal Erector Imbalance

Great Question^^^That there.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:57 PM   #5
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How exactly are you deciding that one side is much stronger?
The right is more hypertrophed and when I got injured deadlifting, my left erector gave out first.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #6
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The right is more hypertrophed and when I got injured deadlifting, my left erector gave out first.
How are you coming to this determination?

Are you the one reaching around to feel them? Perhaps some of the rotation issues could be the responsible for the greater tonicity from one side to the other?

There is no way without an EMG to decide that the left erectors went out first. There are so many muscles you cannot even feel contracting during the deadlift, to think you actually know exactly which one is um....unlikely.

So fixing that just that would likely be a mistake on your part.
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