One pec bigger than the other

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DeFlux
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One pec bigger than the other

Post by DeFlux » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:11 pm

After training for more than a year i have always noticed that one pec is bigger than the other even though i am training both sides of my chest at the same time using the same weights.

Is this normal? Should i concentrate on the smaller pec to get it upto the same size or will it eventually balance out?


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Re: One pec bigger than the other

Post by Stephen Johnson » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:57 pm

DeFlux wrote:After training for more than a year i have always noticed that one pec is bigger than the other even though i am training both sides of my chest at the same time using the same weights.

Is this normal?
Yes, if it's a slight difference. Few people are perfectly symmetrical. Unless there is a really glaring difference, I wouldn't worry about it.
DeFlux wrote:Should i concentrate on the smaller pec to get it upto the same size or will it eventually balance out?
You should use dumbbells or independent arm (iso-lateral) machines to train chest if you feel that your stronger side is doing more than its share in barbell exercises. Same weights, same reps for both sides.

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