Let’s face it.
One of the biggest reasons to toil away in the gym is to look good. Really good.
Most of us guys want a big, broad upper body, bulging biceps, washboard abs, and a thick, strong lower half.
Gals usually want lean legs, a curvy butt, and a toned upper body and abs.
If you listen to the right people, you’ll discover that getting there isn’t all that hard, really.
Get your calories and macros right, follow a well-designed workout program, take the right supplements (or not), and just put in the work, and you’ll gain muscle and lose fat each and every week.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll wind up with the exact body that you want.
In time, you might notice that one side of your chest is slightly smaller than the other, or one arm is clearly larger than the other, or one thigh is more developed than its counterpart.
What to do?
Many people say this can’t even happen if you’re training properly.
Many others say it’s purely genetic, and that you have to just play with the cards that you’re dealt.
Well, both are wrong.
You can develop muscle imbalances following any weightlifting routine, good and bad, and you can absolutely take measures to correct them.
It’s pretty simple, too.
You don’t have to drastically change your training or buy special equipment.
As you’ll see in this podcast, all you have to do is make some simple tweaks to your training routine, keep an eye on how your body responds, and adjust accordingly. And by the end, you’re going to know exactly what to do to fix YOUR muscle imbalances.
Let’s get to it.
Would you rather read about fixing your muscle imbalances? Then check out this article!
4:36 – What is a muscle imbalance?
8:20 – What causes muscle imbalances?
14:18 – How do you spot a muscle imbalance?
15:49 – How do you prevent muscle imbalances?
20:51 – How do you fix muscle asymmetry?
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+ Scientific References
- Petersen J, Hölmich P. Evidence based prevention of hamstring injuries in sport. Br J Sports Med. 2005;39(6):319-323. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2005.018549
- Page P. Shoulder muscle imbalance and subacromial impingement syndrome in overhead athletes. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2011;6(1):51-58. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21655457. Accessed October 14, 2019.