Promoting symmetry during squats/BP

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  1. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I've recently started squats, and according to a lot of the squaters at the gym my form LOOKS pretty good. The problem is that following the squats, my right leg is much more worked than my left leg. More of a pump, more fatigue, ECT.

    Is there any tricks I can do to make sure I'm using my legs, groin and glutes in a more even manner?

    If not, should I stick to unilateral exersizes for a while and if so, what exersizes would be helpful?

    My legs are pathetically weak right now, but I'm really sorry I never worked them hard because I love squats already.

    Thanks in advance!

    I'm also noticing this in BP even though I'm using dumbells :squint:
     
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    jag6984 New Member

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    Just mix in some unilateral exersises, along with your regular routine. Nothing happens overnight, but your body will balance itself out pretty quick. Make a note of pushing harder with your weaker side during squats.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Good I am on 100% the right track. I REALLY try to focus on pushing harder with my weak side and I do mostly unilateral work after squats.

    Thanks for the response! :wavey:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Most people have a smaller or weaker side, I have like 3
     
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    You should probably start some 20 rep squats.
     
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    What you need to do is have someone knowledgeable watch you do an overhead squat. With that you can see almost every imbalance in your lower body possible. You can see if you have a asymmetrical shift, if your it-band is tight, if your piri-formis is tight etc.. All I can say is if lifting means anything to you, invest in a foam roller and roll away.
     
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    Just to promote core strength? I don't know what the foam roller would be for :noes:
     
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    its not for core strength. IT was designed to help with myofacial release. A foam roll will help with core but its moreso life a deep tissue massage. It DOES help trust me on that.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I'll definatley check into it. After the 3 days after my first leg day I was going to buy one just because I thought I saw Maine post that it helped with muscle sorness.
     
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