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Bilateral transfer


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I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or experience with bilateral transfer training and how effective it actually is? I need to get hand surgery to remove the hook of my hamate in my right hand and I want to keep training the opposite hand/arm but only if it is effective and will not result in significant imbalances. The general concensus I have observed through an article posted on T-Nation, "Fighting the Injury Blues: Keep Lifting" by Kevin Neeld noted that there was a 10-77% transfer rate from the working side to the non-working side. How can this type of training be programmed (sets,reps) so that minimal imbalances occur in either strength or muscle size?