one big lat one small whats the deal??
06-24-2012 12:26 PM
My right lat has always been larger and stronger. It feels like it has a stronger mind muscle connection as well. I have all kind of symmetry issues going on but my right lat is noticeably larger n seems to br getting worse. Any tips or people on the same boat? When I get some free time I plan on seeing chiropractor and maybe a pt. Just wanted to see if anyone on here had tips..
My back work out is normally
Close grip pull down
Bent bb row
Wide grip seated cable row or face pulls
06-24-2012 07:14 PM
06-24-2012 07:54 PM
06-25-2012 04:17 AM
Hey man I had this same problem when I work out I'm still working on it . My right lat gets more activated so when I was lockd up I let my self atrophy by selectively working out then after a long while I started back again but strict fourm and its working well . Like I rebuilt my lat foundation because I was never focussed on fourm. I just do pull ups all different grips and BB rows
06-25-2012 08:34 AM
Everyone has imbalances in their physique... For example- I have the SAME problem you have, but with my pecs.. My left pec gets a significantly better mind / muscle connection and is bigger.. Most people can't tell, but I CAN, and it pisses me off every day...
06-25-2012 12:22 PM
Yea that my another prob I have left pec it larger and more developed.. :/
Originally Posted by aceroni
06-25-2012 01:07 PM
FWIW I have symmetric lats now, but a year ago one lat was disproportionate to the other. I noticed no difference in strength so it mystified me for the longest time until I realized that not just had I been using an under/over grip for the deadlift, but I used the exact same under/over grip all the time. Once I did a combination of using hook grip or alternating my under/over grip, over time my lagging lat normalized to my other one.
07-08-2012 01:15 AM
07-09-2012 03:54 PM
if you deadlift, i would bet this is your problem for sure.
Originally Posted by Torobestia
07-09-2012 04:22 PM
NA I don't use that grip. Always palms in.
07-11-2012 07:55 AM
07-13-2012 01:03 PM
Spinal nerve compression, specifically C6, C7 and C8 which supply the thoracodorsal nerve. The thoracodorsal nerve is responsible for innervation at the latissimus dorsi. If this is the case and compression exists at any of the aforementioned cervical vertebrae the result will be decreased nerve function that could extend to the lattisimus dorsi on which ever side has presented the imbalance. The decreased nerve function will result in the present imbalance and significantly reduced motor function at the effected lat. My advice would be to seek professional opinion as physical therapy and properly executed chiropractic could easily solve the issue by lessening the pressure on the cervical nerves.
07-13-2012 02:27 PM
Wow thank you!!
Originally Posted by NYiron
07-13-2012 03:24 PM
No problem, definitely not a diagnosis just an educated guess based on what you are experiencing especially the difference in mind muscle connection. Hope everything goes well with taking care of it, best of luck!
Originally Posted by hugry4more
07-13-2012 04:23 PM
Thanks ill post once after I see a pt.
Originally Posted by NYiron
07-15-2012 10:59 PM
Good luck keep us informed on how things go.
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