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    Even Bar during exercise

    If the bar goes up even during, for example bench, incline or preacher curl, an exercise does this mean that both sides of the body are being worked at the same time. Last week I was having a problem with Incline bench when I would do the reps normal my left arm would be higher and then my right side. But when I tried to keep the bar even if felt like I was only lifting with my right side and felt practically nothing in my left side. My spotter said that when I when to full extension my left arm was higher. Please help with explaining some solutions. Thanks

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    that happened to me too, my right side felt like it was doing all the work until i added 1-5lbs on the left side like this for example:
    right side bar=65lbs
    left side bar 65-70lbs
    then after doin that for awhile it evened out for me

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    Solution: Use dumbbells. This will force your arms to work independently of one another and with greater intensity. Use the same weight for both arms and eventually the strength will be forced to even out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwood
    right side bar=65lbs
    left side bar 65-70lbs
    I have never heard of anyone doing that, and I've been lifting for 23 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwood
    that happened to me too, my right side felt like it was doing all the work until i added 1-5lbs on the left side like this for example:
    right side bar=65lbs
    left side bar 65-70lbs
    then after doin that for awhile it evened out for me
    I have no idea who taught you that and I know it wan't cowpimp. If your going to give advice, please do it correctly instead of putting out something stupid. Someone might just be reading your replies.

    Tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tough Old Man
    I have no idea who taught you that and I know it wan't cowpimp. If your going to give advice, please do it correctly instead of putting out something stupid. Someone might just be reading your replies.

    Tough
    Obviously he didn't think it was incorrect, or else he wouldn't have posted it.
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