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    Mutant Tennis Arm; From Space!

    Tried searching for something along these lines, but came up with nothing. Essentially, from playing too many raquet sports, I've ended up with one arm (the dominant) being a bit stronger than the other. This seems to be a problem when doing strength training, because ol' righty seems to take most of the weight, and in turn, I imagine would become stronger still and dwarf poor lefty. So, are there any recommendations for dealing with this, or do I have no choice but to cultivate my body into an unbalanced freak of nature?

    Cheers in advance!
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    I think it's pretty normal for one arm to be a bit stronger than the other, unless you're 100% ampidextrous in everything you do. I recommend getting one of these installed on your left arm, to even out your attacking p0wer!


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    Good thinking. Got a link?

    In other news, do you follow the AFL?
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    Nah, only sports I enjoy watching are fighting ones.

    I went for Collingwood when I was a kid though, does that count?

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    Try doing some exercises with dumbells rather than barbells.

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    YEah, using dumbbells of equal weight keeps you from cheating with the barbell.

    Having dissimilar arms can cause major problems, like back spasms, etc. I read about it in a tennis magazine years ago.

    Also think about making your non-dominant hand the one you use for heavier lifting, like when you carry groceries, and such.

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    you can always isolate with weighttraining, use dumbells instead of barbells.

    or learn how to swing with your left hand...

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