Muscle imbalance


Prior to weight training my right (dominant) side was slightly larger (more muscular) than my left. Once i started weight training I put a bit more emphasis on my left to balance it out.

Now my left side (especially my left trap) is more heavily muscled even though my right side is stronger. All my attempts to "balance" out my right side with dumbells have not been successful. If anything I feel that my left side got more stimulation than my right sidee even after i purposefully focussed on my right.

One theory I had was that my right side being stronger will need more stimulation to grow than my left.

Someone mentioned that its possible that i may have a spinal imbalance which may explain why my left side gets more stimulation than my right.

I should also mention that I do have back problems although i havent had any in the last 3-4 years. The problem was caused by weight training.

Any ideas? Is a visit to a chiropractor warranted?
Thanks in advance

Posted By Sean on June 07, 2007 at 05:43:56:

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