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single arm chest exercise

Post by ephs » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:36 pm

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my right chest muscle is significantly smaller than my left one (maybe its bigger to the front, but smaller to the sides). i got a small funnel chest and a physio also told me some years ago that i have a lack of flexibility at the right shoulder. now i want to test, if the difference in size is a) conditioned through the funnel chest, because the muslce just starts a bit more at the side or b) that it's because of the inflexibility. do you now a serious one arm chest exercise to test it? if it's genetically, i think the muscles must be equally strong? what about keeping two dumbbells in the starting bench press position, and then press with the two arms alternating?
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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by Jungledoc » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:26 pm

What is a "funnel chest"???

Any dumbbell chest exercise will compare strength. Yes, DB bench press, alternate, synchronous, or single-arm.
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Post by stuward » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:30 pm

Jungledoc wrote:What is a "funnel chest"???...

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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by ephs » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:07 pm

stuward wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:What is a "funnel chest"???...

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yes, my english translator told me "funnel chest" :grin:
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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by medic002 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Could you just do one-armed bench presses on a smith machine? there wont be a balance problem as its a smith machine and you cant just try out the strength of each arm

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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by ephs » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:10 am

smith press is a good idea.

i made the test now with alternating db bench press and the results is the strength of both muscles is similiar. so i have to see how the effect in size is when my chest gets bigger.
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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by robertscott » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:37 pm

the bigger your chest gets, the less obvious the imbalance'll be.

I would just concentrate on getting a bigger chest, and not worry so much about trying to correct the imbalance

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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by ephs » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:59 pm

robertscott wrote:the bigger your chest gets, the less obvious the imbalance'll be.

I would just concentrate on getting a bigger chest, and not worry so much about trying to correct the imbalance
i hope so ;). i'm not really worrying, i just wanted to make a test, cause if the inflexibility would be the problem, this could also effect exercises like rows or so.
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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by robertscott » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:30 pm

you'll probably have some sort of flexibility imbalance, everyone does, unless it's causing you pain then don't worry about it

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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by ephs » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:51 pm

robertscott wrote:you'll probably have some sort of flexibility imbalance, everyone does, unless it's causing you pain then don't worry about it
i had some problems with the sternum at benching, but after a few months of serious stretching and lower volume the pain was gone! ok, so i just workout and see how my chest develops.
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Re: single arm chest exercise

Post by Jungledoc » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:15 pm

stuward wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:What is a "funnel chest"???...

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Ah, yes. I just needed it in Latin.
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