One Arm Gets A Better Workout

by Kabeer

Question:

hi, I am 19 years old I am 5feet 6inches tall and weigh around 141lbs.... What I would like to ask you is about hand dominance...

I am a usual right hander.. The problem that I am facing is while weight lifting I am able to do more reps with my left hand than my right hand...

I tried leveling with the number of reps that I am able to do with my left hand to the right one... but after the workout I still feel that my left hand has done a better workout than the right.

Answer:
The only thing you can really do is devote more attention to the muscle that you feel is lacking. Make sure you are fully concentrating on the contraction of the muscle.

You have a couple options here:

1. Force an extra 1 or 2 reps on the arm that seems to be falling short on each set. The extra couple of forced reps do not have to be perfect form, we're just trying to get the muscle to respond.



2. Occasionally, you could work the arm that you feel is lagging behind independently for around 5-10 minutes here and there throughout the week. This might help train the stubborn muscle, and help you out mentally in the process.



This is really common among bodybuilders, and with a little work, you can get your muscles to respond the way you want them to.

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