Uneven Body Parts

Uneven body parts plague many performance athletes.

Aesthetics may not be relevant, performance is always the main goal, however it can be annoying!

There is no need to resort to bodybuilding measures to fix this and stray from what you’re already doing.   In many cases balancing out body parts will increase your performance, instead of letting your dominant side do most of the work, being able to activate both sides simultaneously and get the most out them will obviously provide more strength, stability, explosive power and so on!

There are plenty of functional exercises you can incorporate into your training.

These Include: Archer Press Ups, Assisted One Arm Pull Ups, Archer Pull Ups, Pistol Squats, One Arm Inverted Rows. Etc In the weight room you can also make use of even more exercises: Dumbbell Press, Dumbbell Rows, Kettlebell Rows, One Arm Kettlebell Swing, Kettlebell Overhead Press. Etc. JordanSwailesFitness   Dumbbells and other weighted equipment that can be used by one hand allows equal stress on either side of the body, in a  dumbbell bench press, you are no longer doing a pushing movement like barbell bench press where your right or left side may take over more of the movement, instead each side is given it’s own separate resistance.       These are just a few examples, and i urge you to research more and be creative, it’s good to switch up your training once in  a while and pay attention to little imperfections that creep in and correct them before it becomes hassle or holds you back, whatever your sport.

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2 Comments to “Uneven Body Parts”

  1. conrad says:

    Yeh especially an issue recovering from sprains. Is it best to stop training on both sides for a while to stop imbalance?

    • Jordan says:

      Work exercises that recruit one side of the body at a time, so the other side can not help. Stopping one side completely is never a good idea.

      Whenever you injure yourself, take time out to let it heal. If it’s an injury to the upper body, you can still continue with lower body and vice versa.

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