bad idea to only work out one half of upper body?

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  1. mandrew

    mandrew New Member

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    my wrist is fucked and I can't lift with my right arm for 3-4 weeks... Is it a bad idea to keep lifting on the left side? I'm still going to do machines for legs and maybe some of those "frankenstein front squats" or whatev.


    I seem to remember Ceaze saying a long time ago that working one side can help maintain the injured side somehow... I just don't want to become imbalanced and get injured when I go back to doing a full upper body workout if one side is much stronger than the other.
     
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    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    Ive done it when I broke my arm and wrists, helps a lot.

    Ive squatted too, I just keep my hands out as far as possible on the bar, just to keep the bar steady on my back.
     
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    thanks, just wanted some confirmation. Off to the gym soon :bowdown:
     
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    http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_...ce_repair/fight_the_injury_blues_keep_lifting

     
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    it definitely felt weird but it's better than nothing :dunno:
     
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    I think if you do it for too long it will cause a big imbalance in your core muscles and postural muscles, fucking up your posture and putting you at serious risk for injury. THat's what common sense leads me to believe anyway.

    For a 3-4 week solution to let my wrist heal it doesn't seem too bad though :dunno:
     
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