I'm 47 and have been working out for a few years....Since a early age I was a runner so my workouts were mostly cardio type....running, treadmill, elliptical, bicycle etc. In middle school I had a shoulder problem and after two operations before I was finished growing, my right humurus is about 1 inch shorter than the left.
The last few years I've been weight training and in the past year I started to get serious about putting on more muscle and gaining strength. As I've progressed the difference in my right side to my left side is more noticeable.
Specifically: The right bicep and tricep muscles are shorter that the left and aren't as big I don't think they are getting the same amount of work. My right pec is a little smaller than my left. And my right lat is smaller.
Everything else seems ok. The differences aren't huge and not really noticeable in clothing but I can see the difference and want to correct it as much as possible.
Last year I started with a muscle overload type of program. Doing a 4 day schedule (MTTF)
Then I went to a 3 day doing full body workouts (MWF) progressively increasing weights.
Now I'm doing a 5X5 doing M - Squat, Bench, Row. W - Squat, Seated shoulder press, Deadlift.
F - Squat, Bench, Row. I also do some extra core work on MW and bicep tricep on F.
I really like the 5X5 and am seeing gains in size and strength but am also seeing more size differences in right side to left side.
What can I do to build my right side up more? I don't want to give up on the 5X5 but if I have to for a while that's ok too.
My thoughts are to do upper body exercises with dumbells and perhaps extra sets with the right side but I'd like your opinion on what I should do.