Hey guys, I got into a pretty severe motorcycle accident about a year and a half ago. I have just been able to workout these past 6 months and I am experiencing some pretty extreme symmetry problems.
My left pec has become thicker but not longer. It seems to tuck or crease if you will a lot sooner than my right, which, according to my picture looks more developed than the other. What I have currently been doing is working to the full potential of the maimed (left) arm/shoulder. (example: i can only curl 35 lb DBs with my left arm and 45s with my right.
So, I curl 35 with both.) And my right side still seems to be building better, if not better at least different. I have been told unilateral will simply create more problems with symmetry involving your core.
My wife’s uncle said he broke his collar bone and worked Hammer Strength machines to the heaviest weight of each side which was obviously quite a difference and he said that at first he looked like a fiddler crab with one side bigger than the other and that then his body naturally evened itself out. Now, that just sounds silly. But he said that is what he did.
This problem is getting worse and I would really appreciate any input, previous experience or not.
Thanks a ton fellas.
Attached is a picture of myself. The side with the tattoo is the retarded side. In the accident I had broke the upper arm bone, the outside forearm bone dislocated from the elbow and my elbow broke into three pieces. They installed 2 long plates, one on either side of the elbow that meet at the elbow and there are 18 screws.
I had stretched a nerve which caused me to be unable to open or close my fingers or raise my hand at the wrist. Making my left hand and basically arm useless. They atrophied and I had to have physical therapy. I still feel a lot of weird nerve twangs now and then…