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    Right Peck Bigger than Left

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    My left is smaller than my right.

    I've been doing more reps/sets on my left side but still no improvement.


    Any tips?

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    Well your nipple seems bigger, but the pec itself seems ok. Maybe its the angle? You're not going to be perfectly symmetrical. I wouldn't worry about focusing on one side versus the other. What exercises are you doing to target your pecs?
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    The only equipment I have at home currently are dumbbells and push up bars. I try to make the most of the dumbbells by doing a lot of chest presses on my bed, and generally trying to use the dumbbells to their full extent.

    I have signed up to a gym, and plan on going some time this week.

    I'll be talking or reading about pectoral exercises though, and hopefully putting them into practise soon.

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    Here's a couple reference sites for you: [url]http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/ChestWt.html[/url] and [url]http://www.scoobysworkshop.com/homeWorkoutIntro.htm[/url]

    That said, if you're new to weight lifting I'd HIGHLY recommend you pick a beginner's plan and not design your own. There's plenty on the internet already. Here's one that I used and really liked: [url]http://www.jefit.com/routines/workout-routine-database.php?id=2909[/url]

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    Well gnawseus you stated that "the only equipment you have at home currently is the dumbbells and push up bars, and you try to make the most of the dumbbells by doing a lot of chest presses on my bed, and generally trying to use the dumbbells to their full extent."

    I think that could be your problem. When using dumbells you will tend to lean towards you most dominate or stronger side leaving the weaker side behind. Plus you say you are doing your chess presses on you bed. the springs in the bed will surely cause a lean leaving you unbalanced while doing your chest presses.

    I would reccommend leaving the dumbells alone and get off the bed. Then go to a straight bar and the will show you if you are "cheating" to one side or not. The bar will keep the weight centered and if your lifting is unbalanced the bar will show you. And that is why one side is bigger because your getting more work on one side.

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    Also, unless the bed is very narrow, you won't be getting a full range of movement with the press and certainloy not with flyes because your upper arms and/or elbows will contact the surface of the bed level with you body instead of below the level of your body and this will impact on the development of the pectorals, favouring some parts of the muscle over others.

    You'd be better off on a firm surface that's narrower then the body - like a gym bench.

    If you can't do that, try buying some yoga foam blocks and building a "bench" out of them, that's what I used to do until I joined a gym...

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    Also, unless the bed is very narrow, you won't be getting a full range of movement with the press and certainloy not with flyes because your upper arms and/or elbows will contact the surface of the bed level with you body instead of below the level of your body and this will impact on the development of the pectorals, favouring some parts of the muscle over others.

    You'd be better off on a firm surface that's narrower then the body - like a gym bench.

    If you can't do that, try buying some yoga foam blocks and building a "bench" out of them, that's what I used to do until I joined a gym...

    Kind Regards
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