For a person who is both left-handed and right-handed, the dominant arm may be larger than the non-dominant arm. This can cause confusion and many people feel self-conscious about their difference. The first thing you should do is to get your hands measured. Next, you need to work on improving the muscle development in your dominant arm so that it’s not too big compared to your non-dominant one.
What should I do if one arm is bigger than the other?
There are a few things you can do to help make your dominant arm look smaller in comparison to your non-dominant one. You could try using different hand tools and activities, training your dominant arm more regularly, or wearing clothes that emphasize the difference between your arms. Additionally, it can be helpful to talk about any concerns you have with others who may see the imbalance. By taking these steps, you’ll hopefully feel more confident in yourself and able to use your dominant arm as it should be used – with strength and precision.
Overhead Tricep Extension
Lie flat on your back with feet flat on the ground and arms extended straight above your head. Place chest against palms so elbows are bent, then press heels of hands into floor for support. Fully extend hips and lift torso until upper arms are in line with ears (or as high as possible). Hold for two seconds, then lower down slowly to starting position. Repeat for desired amount of repetitions or time.
One Arm Lateral Raise
Grab ahold of something sturdy with your dominant hand and raise it as high as you can without moving your non-dominant arm. Reverse the motion, placing the object back down on the ground and raising your non-dominant arm in its place. Keep both arms extended straight above your head throughout the entire movement.
Position a weight plate on an elevated surface, such as a preacher bench or Swiss ball. Lie down with your back flat on the weight plate and arms extended straight above your head. Place palms Flat on the weight stack so shoulders and elbows are fully extended, then curl weights toward chest using slow and controlled motions (remember to keep shoulder blades pulled together). Pause at top of curl for one second before lowering weights back down to starting position.
Sit on a bench with feet flat on the ground, shoulder-width apart, and knees bent. Fully extend arm so weight is resting comfortably in hand. Place other hand slightly behind your head for support. Lower torso towards bench by pressing hips off floor while keeping back flat and elbows stationary (do not let them move forward). Lift torso up until upper arm is above chest and repeat.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Grab a weight plate with your left hand and position it on your right shoulder. With your right hand, grab the handle of a dumbbell in front of you. Keep elbow stationary and press weights straight up to shoulder-height. Pause for one second at top position, then slowly lower weights back down to starting position.
Is it normal for one arm to be bigger than the other?
There can be a variation in arm size due to genetic factors, weight fluctuations, and muscle mass. However, the average person has one stronger arm and one smaller arm. This doesn’t mean one arm is better than the other – it’s just a variation.
If you have a very large or small arm, it can be an issue. Some surgeons recommend that you undergo surgery to make your arm look more normal. Others say it is okay as long as the arms are healthy and functioning properly. There are also certain exercises you can do to strengthen your arms so they don’t become a problem later on in life. You should talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition.