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Old 07-11-2005, 06:20 AM
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I am new to weight lifting and I have noticed that I am weaker in my left arm than my right. I am right handed so I guess this has some thing to do with it. My question is how do I get my left arm as strong as my right? When doing arm curles I struggle with my left arm and fell like I am not getting a good work out with my right arm. I curl with a bar then switch to dumb bells and try to do a few extra with my left arm. Is this a good way to strengthen it? I have to do less weight with my left than my right.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:31 AM
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Start any one-handed exercises with your left arm and only do the same reps with the right one. With two-handed exercises, don't worry...the left arm will catch up with some time. Doing one or two extra reps with the weak arm shouldn't hurt anything, it'll just be harder to monitor the equalization of your strength.
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:41 AM
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this same problem happened with me and its still kind of there, just do the same amount of reps and they should catch up
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:04 AM
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Thanks for the Info. How important is it to drink water when lifting and how much should I drink? Also what about eating before and after working out. Do I need to eat before and after? If so how soon before and after and what should it be?
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:51 AM
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Pre work out shake then take post workout shake very important.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:25 AM
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post workout i would take in within 30 minutes of finishing your workout any longer and i dont think its as effective but im not to sure on this one. as far as water consumption goes you should aim for 2 gallons a day.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:45 AM
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I think I read somewhere about drinking it 3 hours past workout is best im at work so ill get back to you on it.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:47 AM
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here a good thread that i started a while back about this i think it answers some questions your may have http://www.bodybuilding.net/showthread.php?t=389
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:22 AM
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Thanks verbatumreturned!! That does shed a little light on the subject.
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:02 PM
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no problem thats why i visit like 30 times a day
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