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Fixing Muscular Imbalance?


anyone can help me out?

i’ve muscle imbalance in my back, my right scapular raised higher than my left, and i can’t “feel” the circled area like my right side…

i know i need to do more work for one side…but i’m not sure which side and what work i need to do more…

please help me out…thanks.

Stop slouching.

Here it is.

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459379

i’ve read NNM already, but i still not able to figure it out what i should do exactly…

i’m trying to stretch my upper trap, but i feel my left upper trap is tighter than right side, that’s what i don’t understand why my rigth scapular raised higher…may be i should do more scapular depression exercise for my right side?

and how to re-activate the connection for my mind to the circled area?

look at how your right elbow points compared to the left. Look at the relative lat girth.

It looks like your left side is more developed. Your left lat is wider that your right. Maybe you just need to do more training for the right side.

maybe it’s not that your right scapula is higher than your left but your left lower than your right.

it does appear your left shoulder is internally rotated. the fellow who pointed out you elbow difference is onto something (atleast with the posture in the picture).

stretch your lats more, stretch your pecs, do dome specific lateral pulldown depressions (straight arms and depressing the scapula) at the end of your workout.

keep lifting hard.

Am I blind… I don’t see a freaking difference… Why do you care that much… Gain some muscle and call me back in 2 years. Then we will see if there is a difference. later LD

[quote]BSims wrote:
maybe it’s not that your right scapula is higher than your left but your left lower than your right.

it does appear your left shoulder is internally rotated. the fellow who pointed out you elbow difference is onto something (atleast with the posture in the picture).

stretch your lats more, stretch your pecs, do dome specific lateral pulldown depressions (straight arms and depressing the scapula) at the end of your workout.

keep lifting hard.[/quote]

The madness continues. Some of you need a good slapping.

[quote]clanduncan wrote:
Am I blind… I don’t see a freaking difference… Why do you care that much… Gain some muscle and call me back in 2 years. Then we will see if there is a difference. later LD [/quote]

i’m 220lbs already. and i’m 5’8", i don’t think i can go any higher than that. and i’m not just fat!!

may be i should post some of my photos so you guys can see more clearly…


my rear double biceps

The root cause is a synergistic imbalance between your skeleton and your muscles. It’s a vicious cycle that is hard to break. Your weak (possibly a result of laziness)core muscles are what are to blame for your skeletal structural imbalance. It’s important to realize that it’s your skeleton that is causing the mishapen appearance because the muscles involved in that process can’t be seen by the eyes.

If you are too far gone to just “stand up straight” then you may need ART. I reccomend ROLFING (look it up) and intense investigation of the process at work that led to your problem.

Based on your knock-knees I would say it’s pretty bad and you need to check out ART or ROLFING.

[quote]Professor X wrote:

The madness continues. Some of you need a good slapping.[/quote]

And why is that? What madness are you referring to?

What your weight is has no bearing on muscle mass.

Train more one limb at a time. Do different exercices - and by that I mean for a couple of month staying away from your usual, favourite ones.

Have some ART done, foam roller, try posture exercices.

It took you years to get to this not so bad posture. It’ll take months to correct it and in the process of doing so you’ll have fun, change things around and be out of your usual routine. You’ll probably even be stronger when you get back to what you’re doing.

One thing you shouldnt do: doing 90%+ of your routine exactly like you’re doing it right now and expecting different results!

Perhaps you should see a chiropractor that has a sports emphasis.

[quote]bigdawg011 wrote:
Perhaps you should see a chiropractor that has a sports emphasis.[/quote]

Why everyone suggesting others going to see specialist or doing ART when not everyone can affort or have access to those methods?

i don’t have access to any specialist/ART, and i’m a student, i don’t have money to afford that too.

i just want to try my best and do whatever i can to improve my body.

““Why everyone suggesting others going to see specialist or doing ART when not everyone can affort or have access to those methods?””

Because that’s what people do. You don’t whine on the internet when you could making minimum wage, saving money and working towards achieving your objective.

If you are too lazy to make money then go to the library and figure it out yourself. It’s pathetic to expect people to care about you more than you care about yourself.

This is going to sound so basic you may have doubts, and this may not relate to you but is my story.

For years my left shoulder would sit higher (which yours does, though you note the scapula). I sat in for a “Reebok MOvement Screen” and we were going over muscle imbalances. Before I attempted to find what was wrong with my posture, I stood up, and just let my self relax. My shoulders evened out fine. I guess I just learned somehow to always “hold it up higher” than my other shoulder.

Like I said, pretty simple, but you never know.