After doing single leg squats and some box jumps my left quad and glute is pretty sore, but my right leg feels fine. I did notice that my left leg got tired a bit quicker during my workout, but I was able to do all the same weight and reps. Any ideas?
I assume you worked both legs?
Yeah, I worked both legs.
Your legs must be imbalanced then.
Yeah, thats what I figured. Im just not sure why. It was my non dominant side, but I though that was generally more for arms and hands, not legs.
Keep doing 2-leg moves for coordination and strength while you continue single leg work to bring up the weak leg?
Any ideas what might have caused an imbalance? or is it just a normal thing. It was only slight difference.
The sports you play or used to play
The way you sit
A tight Psoas
One flat foot
Hip sockets that are not symmetrical
Poor jumping technique
Poor landing technique
Femurs not the same length
You inhale/exhale incorrectly
Always carrying the man-purse on right shoulder
You will go crazy looking for a cause. If you want “balance” do some work on 1 foot and some work on 2 feet. Do some work with your feet wide, and some work with your feet close.
It’s natural to have a dominant side. I do double and single leg training and my left leg has always been bigger and stronger. Mine is from basketball and baseball (I assume). I’m right handed so I jump off my left leg for right handed lay-ups and other shots. I was a pitcher in baseball and my left leg had to absorb all of the force that I was moving forward in my delivery. It was doing eccentric loading hundreds of times a game when I pitched. No surprise it’s bigger now.
I had more soreness in my right quad after a squat workout last week. I have a nagging injury in my left hip and I think I was compensating for the pain/weakness.