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Deformed Chest Muscle?

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2011/05/15 11:01:05 (permalink)

Deformed Chest Muscle?

Hey danmirage, I'm new here, and have been having problems building my chest for some time. My right side of my chest is slightly smaller then my left. Lately I have been doing extra dumbbell flies and improved my form, and my weaker side seems to be getting stronger.

But the problem is that there seems to be little muscle development on my inner chest (right side only), it's a bit boney. Resulting in this awkward shelf where my pec muscle prematurely ends. Is there a ways to fix this? It's very noticeably undeveloped. Are there exercises to build up that area and extend my right chest muscle more towards the center?

I hope this is the right section for this topic. Any help is appreciated.
I can also post pictures if neccessary.

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    danmirage
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    Re:Deformed Chest Muscle? 2011/05/15 16:22:41 (permalink)
    This would make more sense with a photo of course.  But the reasons for this can be many.
     
    I recommend training in a balanced fashion for building muscle. Try to gain some serious mass...as the mass comes on, you can see very well if it is not balanced...in which case you can do specific training to train regions of the muscle to build them up.
     
    Maybe you have a postural distortion that leads you to train imbalanced? Spinal curvature? Arm injury or imbalance?
     
    Perhaps you train in a way that is not symmetrical?
     
    Loads of possibilities and finding a possible cause to address would be good to do.
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    Re:Deformed Chest Muscle? 2011/05/15 18:21:05 (permalink)
    I have that problem too a little bit, thats because I have a shoulder that is missplaced, maybe you have that problem too?

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    Re:Deformed Chest Muscle? 2011/05/15 18:32:07 (permalink)
    "Perhaps you train in a way that is not symmetrical?"

    I think this was my main problem. I have been practising in front of mirrors and realized my right shoulder slightly drops when doing chest presses, likely resulting in my underdeveloped chest muscle on the right side. I believe I have solved this issue and am now really focusing on my form/weaker side during workouts. Making sure the correct muscles are activated.

    My question is if I continue this trend, will my chest eventually level out, or will it get progressively worse? Are there any exercises that could help develop this problem area?

    post edited by danmirage - 2011/05/15 21:57:58
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    Re:Deformed Chest Muscle? 2011/05/15 21:55:25 (permalink)
    I have seen this before.
     
    I would say that you simply need to correct your posture and train with perfect form in a balanced manner.
     
    Add some muscle and you will see if the imbalance remains...then you can add some targeted training to the lagging side to bring it up.
    Then keep training in a balanced fashion.
     
    Look in to correction of upper body postural distortions.
    Neck, shoulder, chest, spine.
     
    There are simple assessments and simple warm up movements and cool down stretches you can do - adding a few minutes to your training - that will address this.
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    Re:Deformed Chest Muscle? 2011/05/16 02:34:35 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advice DANMIRAGE. I will try this and keep you posted.
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    Re:Deformed Chest Muscle? 2012/06/22 10:46:00 (permalink)
    Hello danmirage I need some help as Im trying to build a bigger chest?
     
    Im 16 and have put on some mass as I was very skinny.
     
    My problems is That my left side of my chest is very big but on my right side it isnt as big? and on the right side of my chest near the middle there is a little dent in my chest muscle. But on my left side there is no little bent? 
     
    why is this if you can help out?  and The good thing is if it can be helped is that I have just realised the dent so there may be time to fix this problem??
     
    And one more thing if possible why do I have deformed abs?? thanks and hope to hear from you soon!
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    Re:Deformed Chest Muscle? 2012/06/23 02:43:48 (permalink)
    Please read what I wrote above.  In addition to that...
     
    If you have a genetic bias toward being very strong on one side (typically the right), that side does not get as much from typical training.  This can result in a difference in mass from side to side.  One way to work on this is to mix up your training styles from push ups, dips, flys, bench, to more intense power work, to pre exhausting the chest with an isolation then doing a compound lift...etc.
     
    If your abs are not symmetrical, this could indicate a posture issue or it may be the same things I talk about above.
     
    Assess posture and alignment.  If you gain 10-15 pounds of overall mass and still see a pronounced difference, there are physical therapists that can assess your posture and give you movements to correct your imbalances.
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