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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Muscle bias

Does anybody else have problems with certain muscle groups growing and/or defining differently than its counterpart? Ever since the past two surgeries I've had on my right wrist, I've noticed that the arm seems to recover faster and defines differently, as if it get's "cut" faster and it seems vascularity has increased in this arm. Not only that, but my right feels different when lifting, as if a certain portion of the arm gets worked out more than the left. I am right handed, but prior to the surgeries, I don't recall it getting this noticeable. On certain dumbbell exercises that take a lot of weight such as shrugs, my left side can't hold onto the weight as long as the right can. The weird thing is, the last time I got my wrist strength tested at the wrist doctor, my left arm was able to apply more pressure thus indicating that it possesses more strength, but that was awhile ago (back in January) so I don't know how much has changed up to this point. If could have forseen the problems I'm having now, especially the muscles in the area of my right thumb, I wouldn't have undergone the surgeries

BTW, I don't know if what I'm describing is supposed to be termed "muscle bias," so if my characterization is wrong, then fill me in on the correct terminology for the above.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 05:40 PM
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i have had 2 wrist surgeries and shoulder surgery. i definately have to work my routine around it.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 09:11 PM
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I broke my right arm and have slight muscle (bicep) deformation.

In any kind of curl, my right arm always fails first. So, if doing alternating reps, I just stop working out my left arm once my right arm fails. I will continue doing this until they are on par again. Unless the muscles/tendons are severely injured, you should be able to return to proper, equal strength eventually. But it may take a long while, so be patient when working them and try to give the weaker part the same workout as the stronger part so you stay proportional.
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I will continue doing this until they are on par again. Unless the muscles/tendons are severely injured, you should be able to return to proper, equal strength eventually. But it may take a long while, so be patient when working them and try to give the weaker part the same workout as the stronger part so you stay proportional.
That's what I did, I waited for the right arm to catch up to the left arm and when it did I started going normal. Not too long after that, the right arm started surpassing the left as it would recover and define faster, so now the left arm is playing catchup

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