I had a few questions for everyone.
To preface, when I started working out at 14-15, my parents bought one of those home gym machines that had 3 different stations with a dozen different exercises. The bar on the chest press was set just a little off, the left part of the bar being set a little closer to the back rest then the right…
Over time, I think using the machine created an imbalance with my left pectoral muscle being slightly stronger and slightly larger. This was something magnified by the fact that I’m left handed.
Once I realized what was happening, I switched to free weights, but have never fully been able to correct the problem (I’m now 24)… Whenever I do flat bench (with a barbell or dumbbells) it just doesn’t feels quite right.
It seems like my left side is consistently stronger, and even if i’m using the same weighted dumbbells in both hands, it seems like it gets a little more pump (and the entire thing is sort of distracting).
For whatever reason, the problem is not discernible when I do inclined bench (even if its only slightly inclined- which I generally prefer). Inclined bench just feels much more natural.
Is using inclined bench as a staple vs flat bench advisable/not advisable for any reasons? (I augment the training by a combo of other moves regardless- including dips and push ups…where for whatever reason, the problem is still not apparent/distracting)