A boditrax scanner highlighted a problem to me and it was not my bodyfat %.
My left thigh has 500grams less muscle then my right thigh. I confirmed this when I got home and found that the mid part of my thigh is 1 inch smaller then the right. The visual appearance is that there is less quad sweep on the left (vastus lateralis), but could be hamstrings also.
I can assure you I have no issues about the neurological supply to the area. I just know my left knee has a tendency of caving in when squatting and I rotate to the right when I deadlift. And I have struggled with left leg pistol squats (very very ugly on left) and left leg, single arm romanian deadlift.
After years of mostly compound movements, and road cycling before that. I am willing to dedicate a period of time to specialising in correcting this, as I know it is
- holding my strength on main lifts and oly lifts back
- Potentially aggrevating/causing occasional pain in my left knee.
- Makes me more susceptible to a bad injury.
I am not really sure what to do, to be honest. As I train in a gym without leg press machines or a leg curl machine and my pistols irritates my left knee.
Any advice would be gratefully recieved. Thanks