A few questions about my workout

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  1. Casino

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    I am having problem with my left arm being a lot weaker then my right. When I do dumbbell bench press, I have no problem, but when I do curls, there is. I'll do 25 reps with a 45lb dumbbell, but then when I do my left arm, I can only get 15-20. Then the next set, I'll get 20 reps with my right, and 10 with my left. I don't want my right arm to become noticable bigger then my left. How do I fix this? I have a curl bar, I guess that can help control it, but I'd rather use dumbbells.

    Also, when during a workout should I do dips? I have been working out for about 4 weeks and I just got a place to do dips. I tried doing them at the end, but my arms were dead from all the other lifting. When I do it first, I can't finish everything else in my workout, because my arms are dead.
     
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    Try starting out by using your left arm first. I remember I used to notice a difference in strength between arms when I started out. I don't think you really need to worry about it. One arm is not going to get significantly bigger than the other if you are training both of them. Also dips are for chest and triceps.
     
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    Are there other excerses besides dips that help make my chest look more defined? Bench press hasn't made a physical difference. I got stronger over time, but you can't tell by looking at me.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Flys are my favorite chest builder. Cable crossovers, crossunders, pec deck, and chest dips are all good.

    Are you just doing flat bench?
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    if you just started working out and you're using a 45 lb dumbell for 25 reps i'd have someone look at your form. you're probably throwing your back into it/not aware what a 45 lb dumbell looks like.
     
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    I'm sure it is 45lbs and it is the proper form, trust me. I used to lift for a long time, then I stopped for awhile, then I got back into it.

    Yes, I don't have one of those benches that goes in angles.
     
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