One side of the body is heavier than other side - anyone have or had this imbalance?
I am personally short on time but could contribute to your thread later. I mean time the best advice I can give you if this...
-Buy this book.
Amazon.com: Athletic Body in Balance: Books: Gray Cook
Most "experts" got their info from here. It really covers all you need to know and more.
-Warm up and cool down properly. When concerned about imbalance and performance then your lead into and out from lifting are just as important.
-Don't skimp the stretching and foam rolling.
-Don't over complicate it and don't favor a side. Throw in unilateral training and always hit at the weaker side first.
Thank you! I will see if any bookstore has this book and look through it to make sure its what I am looking for, so I won't have to pay the shipping fees and such. I don't want to end up buying the book off the internet and then it being something different than what I thought it was. If I cannot find a book "exactly" to what I am looking for, I don't buy it unless I know once I can find what I am looking for and fix that one imbalance area, then the book will be useful. One book may have steps on a certain imbalance area, but may not mention the most important area that would affect the other imbalance area that was talked about in the book. I am pretty sure I will buy it though because you said that is where most experts get their information.
By the way, I can do unilateral work, but I am very limited because of the horrible balance in my right leg most likely due to my right sides muscles being heavier/stronger. Whenever I try to do one legged king deadlifts (even without any weight) or one legged RDL with my right leg, my leg goes all over the place and wants my left leg to go to the ground.
I'll wait until you have more time (hopefully tomorrow, if not whenever you can), so you can read my whole thread so you can know my whole situation and how it affects things and be able to answer the questions and let me know what I can do and cannot do (what I am limited to), and also how to correct my side imbalance. I do not want to end up doing something wrong. I know doing 2 legged exercises will not do anything. When I try to do a shoulder press for example (even sitting down), my right side (doing single arm) tilts towards the side, while my left side is fine when I do my left arm.
I would like to know exactly what is causing the imbalance. I know the legs have nothing to do with the upper body imbalance & tilting (the only thing the upper body side imbalance affects is when actually doing a leg exercise, my weight will shift towards the right side) , but when I hang onto a barbell or dumbbells or any kind of weight, my body tilts. I know its somewhere in the core I need to get fixed and probably only doing a few exercises with a certain # of sets of reps will correct it and then doing the scale test I explained in the first paragraph in my first post. If the right side still tilts with the dumbbell, then I still need to work on my left side. This is only the first step to fixing my imbalances and then the next step will being able to do single leg and even out both sides with the same weight/reps (when I do a max test). Then after that, I can work on my anterior pelvic tilt. This is my goal. What do you think?
umm, the link to the book is RIGHT THERE. if you click it, you're buying the right book.
In my experience, Amazon.com is usually the same price, or cheaper, than buying locally and paying sales tax.
i really doubt your local barnes & nobel or B. Dalton is going to have a copy.
I want to get it, but first I want to see if the stores have it. I checked borders website for the store in my area and they do have it in stock, so I am going to go check it out and most likely get it. It's 19 bucks in the store and 13 online at amazon + the shipping, which is probably 3 something and would take over a week to come if I buy it online.
http://www.functionalmovement.com/SI...CApril1997.pdf I found this on gray cook's site. Will chops and lifts fix the torso imbalance for the frontal plane? I could not really read half of the article because half of it was cut off. At home I can do chops with the cable my parents have upstairs, but I don't have a low pulley for the lifts and I know the chops are stronger than the lifts. I have medicine balls and dumbbells at home, so I can do it without the cable right? (chops and lifts)? I won't have access to the cable equipment until middle of feb when I go back to school and gym opens. Before I do the high cable (I don't even have any handles or a rope), I want to get the lower cable the same weight as the higher one.
Oh and I was thinking about the imbalance between my right side and left side with balancing and I am thinking because when I try to balance on my right leg, it wants to go to my left that I could do single leg work and do it on my left leg, will that balance everything out or make it worse? I was just thinking of this. I am not going to try anything until I get an answer first.
Tomorrow I can go to borders and get Gray Cook's book. Seems like from his website that he may be what I am looking for.
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