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Body proportions

Post by PeteJ » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:53 pm

Standing in a mirror, I have notice about myself that one leg is smaller then the other. Taking measurements, there is a difference of about 1/2" in the Quads and about 3/4" in the Calves. I have been working out religiously for about 6 months now, but have always been in good shape. Staying in shape but not lifting on a regular basis. Would doing an extra set for these areas help my smaller side catch up? Is there another, faster way to accomplish this?

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Post by TimD » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:00 pm

Unless you involved in competitive bodybuilding, I can't see why you are even worried about 1/2 inch differenc in quads, or 3/4's inch in calves. It's normal. People are usually either right or left oriented, and the difference shows up like what you are seeing. One thing you can try, if you are really concerned (which I wouldn't be) is to do exercises unilaterally, that is one limb at a time. Start with your weak side, then go right into your strong side. That should help even things out. For general fitness purposes, as long as you are working out, the sizes really shouldn't matter that much anyway, but rather your performance.

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