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Tricep problem

Post by tobias84 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:10 am

Hi there, I have an ongoing problem that I experience particularly during bench press and push-ups. This is that I reach failure when my right tricep reaches failure, but everything else (chest, left tricep) feels like it could carry on for at least another rep or two. This has been the case for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been lifting weights for several years, although there have been a few periods away from it. This is very frustrating and I feel that it holds me back in my training so I’ve decided to try to get to the bottom of this and get it sorted. I would really appreciate some advice about this; is it worth seeing a physio? Thanks, Toby.

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Re: Tricep problem

Post by Stephen Johnson » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:32 pm

@tobias84:

Are you left handed?
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Re: Tricep problem

Post by tobias84 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:34 am

No, right-handed!

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Re: Tricep problem

Post by Stephen Johnson » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:48 am

@tobias84:

Switch to dumbbell bench presses. Working the arms independently should even things out

Keep in mind that perfect right-left symmetry in muscle size and strength isn't natural. Unless one side is markedly smaller or weaker than the other, don't fret too much about it.
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