I have been training for 3.5 years. My bodyweight is 71kg now, max snatch is 82kg and max CnJ is 110kg. I have been having a problem with unequal pull for about 7-8 months now- I get a higher pull on the left side than the right side. In the beginning it wasn’t very serious, my right elbow would be a little lower during the clean but I could still lift without any problem.
About 2 months back I injured my right shoulder (hurts a little during warm-up but the pain goes away later, military/push press haven’t been affected much) and since then it has become very hard when lifting close to my max. In clean, the bar would be resting on my left shoulder while on the right I’d be holding it with my arm. In snatch, The bar would be locked above my traps on the left but the right would be some 5-6 inches to the front.
It obviously has to do with my shoulder injury, but I’ve been having this problem way before I got injured (I got injured not when training, but when I was bowling while playing cricket-kinda like pitching in baseball). I noticed that when I jump during the pull, my left leg extends more than my right.
When I’m squatting, the bar doesn’t lean to any side significantly but I can feel that I don’t push equally with both my legs. When I’m squatting/starting clean or snatch, my left foot points more outwards than my right and my right arm stays closer to the body.
Except the jerk (split), I don’t do any other non-symmetric exercise. Whenever I do lunges/split squats I do with both legs. I don’t sleep in very good positions and I often thought that is the reason for most of my training issues, but I can’t do anything about it.
Has anyone had similar problems? Any ideas to identify where exactly I got the imbalance or how to correct it?
Sorry I don’t have a good video to post yet, I’ll post one as soon as I can.
Thanks in advance