Balancing out left and right side

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  1. WeRdToYoMoThA

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    I have found that my left side is a lot weaker than my right. I struggle to finish my 2nd set for various excercises on my left side, and yet on my right i only struggle to finish my 3rd. What is the best way to balance this out?
     
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    are you using dumbells?
     
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    Use dumbells, your left will eventually catch up to your right.
     
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    I haven't actually barbell benchpressed in about a month in a half just so i can get my left up to par with my right, been pressing with dumbells only.
     
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    mostly yes. i use barbell for military press, curls, reverse curls, and wrist curls.

    my main problems are shoulder press, flys, bench press, and triceps extensions
     
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    Just keep using dumbells, don't keep increasing weight so much if your left is seriously lacking from your right, you may even want to consider lowering the weight if your left is seriously stuggling after your 2nd set, mind you I don't know what your routine is like, are you doing 5X5 training or stuff like 3X8?
     
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    those all have dumbell equivilents. I only use a bar for squats and deadlift.
     
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    i do 3x10,8,6, with a weight increase after the first set.
     
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    for everything you do?
     
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    I don't think your warming up properly then.... try this :

    Do 2X10 of Very light weight... less than half of what you'll be using for your heavy weight.
    Then do 1X3 of about 70-85% of the weight you'd use.

    Then do 3X8 of the weight youd use. You'll find a huge difference in the amount you'll be able to lift.
     
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    most.
     
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    id be spending 3 hours at the gym then :squint:
     
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    no he just means warm up that way, 2 light warmup sets, one acclimation set with heavy weight, and then 3x8 and the maximum weight you can handle going to positvie faliure
     
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    you only do this once, at the beginning of your entire workout, say for example, chest day, this is how i workout:

    Benchpress (dumbells) :
    ** Beginning of warmup**
    2X10 25 lbs
    1X3 50 lbs
    **End of warmup **
    5X5 75 lbs

    Then, move onto incline press,

    5X5 55 lbs (dumbells)

    Flies, 40 lbs (3X8)

    Etc, you only do the warmup once, it'll add about about 10 minutes to your workout as you should rest about 1.5-2 minutes between each set.
     
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    There is this guy in my gym who I heard talking about how the right side of his chest was stronger than his left, so that's why he was putting more weight on the right side of his barbell for his bench. :ugh: that's going to make it worse, not correct it
     
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