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    Muscle Imbalance Help

    Hi guys, I’ve been working out for about 7-8 months now. Currently trying to bulk, but my job is hurting that lol. So my right shoulder is weaker and smaller than my left. Its really mostly noticeable on side lateral raises. Fronts and rear not that bad. It’s worth nothing my right pec is also weaker and smaller than the left. Same thing with biceps and triceps. Right bicep and tricep is bigger and stronger than left. My right lat is also bigger and stronger than left. I’ve started doing more isolation work, but my left (stronger) shoulder seems to be picking up the slack for my weaker tricep?

    It’s frustrating me because I’m not sure if all the isolation work is for nothing if my left shoulder occasionally gets fatigued doing triceps. But I’m just curious if there is any other ways to remedy this? Can I use an off day to do isolation work on the lagging sided only as well as adding an extra set? My diet and routine is top notch so no worries there. Here are my images.

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    Originally Posted by michaelv92 View Post
    Hi guys, I’ve been working out for about 7-8 months now. Currently trying to bulk, but my job is hurting that lol. So my right shoulder is weaker and smaller than my left. Its really mostly noticeable on side lateral raises. Fronts and rear not that bad. It’s worth nothing my right pec is also weaker and smaller than the left. Same thing with biceps and triceps. Right bicep and tricep is bigger and stronger than left. My right lat is also bigger and stronger than left. I’ve started doing more isolation work, but my left (stronger) shoulder seems to be picking up the slack for my weaker tricep?

    It’s frustrating me because I’m not sure if all the isolation work is for nothing if my left shoulder occasionally gets fatigued doing triceps. But I’m just curious if there is any other ways to remedy this? Can I use an off day to do isolation work on the lagging sided only as well as adding an extra set? My diet and routine is top notch so no worries there. Here are my images.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/YSQxN4N
    It's not very noticeable, but you will be able to see imbalances much more than us, so it's worth looking into. Have you considered switching to dumbbell work instead of barbells for a while? You could also try incorporating unilateral training. You may also find this video to be of use to you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQTmfOsSXN0

    P.S - everyone is a little asymmetrical, so don't fret too much.
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