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November 24, 2011 3:45 AM
Every time i go gym and workout with the weights, my right arm can cope, but my left arm struggles to catch up. Even when i lift very easy weights, i mean really light, on its own i can barely lift it. (BTW i dont know if this has any relevance but my left arm is a big more fatter then my right arm)

cheers
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November 24, 2011 3:49 AM
You are probably just extremely right hand dominate. So you instinctively lift things with your right hand. Stabilize with your right hand. Over time your right arm developed strength from use that your left hand did not.
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November 24, 2011 3:49 AM
your predominate side is always the strongest side, my right side is stronger than my left smile
November 24, 2011 3:50 AM
My guess is you are right handed. You use your right arm for much more than you do your left on a daily basis. Make sure to focus on using dumbbells so you can try to get the left to catch up! Everybody is like that and it may never "completely" go away... but thats totally natural. My left arm is visibly less muscular and definitely weaker even though I've been weight lifting for years now :)
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November 24, 2011 3:50 AM
I wouldn't like to say why I think my right arm is more powerful than my left...
November 24, 2011 3:51 AM
My dominant arm is the right, and i am right handed. My left arms tricep muscles are significantly stronger than my right, weird huh.
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November 24, 2011 3:53 AM
QUOTE:

I wouldn't like to say why I think my right arm is more powerful than my left...


Bahhhaaaa ^Love this^ :0)
November 24, 2011 4:05 AM
You should notice this with your legs too. It's always one whole side of the body which is stronger than the other one...
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November 24, 2011 4:15 AM
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Edited by karincakes On November 24, 2011 4:46 AM
November 24, 2011 4:16 AM
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I wouldn't like to say why I think my right arm is more powerful than my left...


This can be fixed though, it's just um.... a little awkward...laugh

So I hear....
November 24, 2011 5:10 AM
I get this too, my right arm is stronger than my left even though I'm left handed.

It shouldn't be too much of a difference though. If it's bothering you, you can use dumbells to work on your left side more and even it out a bit :)
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November 24, 2011 5:14 AM
Yes, have noticed that it is true with the legs as well. It makes sense with the arms, since one uses one hand more than the other, but do we use one leg more than the other?? I don't think so! laugh
November 24, 2011 5:23 AM
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Yes, have noticed that it is true with the legs as well. It makes sense with the arms, since one uses one hand more than the other, but do we use one leg more than the other?? I don't think so! laugh


Most people can only kick a ball well with their dominant foot. Makes sense that one leg is better at doing things or stronger than another. I would not expect as big of a difference as you would find for arms/hands.
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November 24, 2011 6:39 AM
My trainer was telling me the other day that since I'm right handed, thats the dominate side of my body and I will always be better at doing things with my right side than my left.

If this is true or not, who knows... I personally don't see that much of a difference, but thats just me.
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November 24, 2011 7:23 AM
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I wouldn't like to say why I think my right arm is more powerful than my left...


I know why!!!!!
November 24, 2011 7:58 AM
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I wouldn't like to say why I think my right arm is more powerful than my left...

Stop fapping or you will go blind!
November 24, 2011 8:10 AM
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Every time i go gym and workout with the weights, my right arm can cope, but my left arm struggles to catch up. Even when i lift very easy weights, i mean really light, on its own i can barely lift it. (BTW i dont know if this has any relevance but my left arm is a big more fatter then my right arm)

cheers


If you are right handed, then you will be stronger in that arm/hand than you are with your left arm/hand. Keep working with your left hand/arm, it can get stronger. Do you own a hand grip? If not, buy some and, every chance you get, use it with your left hand. After a while, you will see a difference, when you use both your hands/arms.

As for your left arm having more fat than your right, it's because you use your right side more. If you look at your body in a full length mirror, you will see that your body is not even.
May 11, 2012 12:58 PM
my left arm has been smaller than my right for about a year, iv tried just training my left arm for a thew weeks i thought it was getting better then i trained both of them with dumbbells concentrating on the form on my left arm and starting with my weaker side first on all the sets and it was almost like my right arm suddenly just got huge from that one training session im now cutting and my right is bigger than my left still i was thinking of just training my left arm for the next 2 months i don't care if i loose a bit of size in my right i just want them to be equal its really annoying
May 11, 2012 1:46 PM
My guess is; it probably cause youre right handed...
May 11, 2012 1:49 PM
My guess is that you are really lonely and your right handed/palmed.
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