How To Fix Muscle Asymmetry – Quick Dumbbell Tip

Do you find that your muscular development is sometimes not that symmetrical or equal between your right and left sides? It’s not an all too uncommon thing and there are lots of potential reasons for it. Does it mean that you have to start working out completely differently in order to overcome any strength or size discrepancy? Not at all.

With this quick tip you can instantly start improving the all important mind to muscle link that is crucial for getting not only a muscle to grow, but more importantly, to grow at the same rate and strength level as the one on the opposite side.

Using the dumbbells that you’re already using, you can simply mix and match the weight you are using for a given exercise. For example with the dumbbell biceps curl or hammer curl, if you normally use 35 lbs for the lift, you can hold a 35 lb dumbbell in one hand and a 25 or 20lb dumbbell in the other. The key here is to move the weights at the same speed!

This will force you to accelerate the heavier dumbbell and slow down the lighter one. This will improve your concentration on the lift and be able to finally activate muscle groups that you were most likely ignoring due to the compensation of a stronger side all along.

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26 Replies to “How To Fix Muscle Asymmetry – Quick Dumbbell Tip”

  1. Hey Jeff, do you think you can redoit now and see i'm wondering if you still think this is the best way to deal with asymmetry 😀 regards!! Best channel on youtube ever.

  2. Athlean X is still the main exercise channel I can truly trust for proper exercising advice. I really respect this guy.

  3. In order to makes your muscles fire equally, you have to increase the time under tension for the arm with the lighter weight. That means you work watch side INDIVIDUALLY. That means lifting the 30 lb dumbbell up 4 seconds and down 4 seconds. Then lift the other side with the lighter dumbbell up 6 seconds and down 6 seconds. Your arms/sides would get the most balanced work to grow muscles.

  4. I can't lift weights in right hand because my biceps feel weak/dont work.Also cant feel my biceps while curling right arm i.e. They dont become tight and always remain loose no matter how much i pressure them…

  5. My left side is not my dominant side but is stronger than my right. Im over compensating?

  6. Jeff was talking about mind-muscle connection 9 years before everyone else.

    He did confuse fast reps with cheat reps, but that's ok.

  7. My total inspiration I used to be weak as hell in my core then I tied out the 6-pack promise now I’m working on my calorie intake and upper body so I can develop to be like you!😭

  8. I am definitely going to do this, left arm is so much weaker than my right, been trying different things for a while

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