My mom and I joke that we are the type of women that were meant to be out “pulling the plow in the fields.” We were blessed with strong broad shoulders. While this Norwegian trait seems like a blessing (in the 1920’s), today it’s could be considered a main factor in an “unbalanced body.” This strong shoulders of mine help me sling weights at the gym but they also inhibit other muscles from growing. For example, I have to work extra hard on my biceps, triceps, and back because my shoulders naturally take over. This is a VERY common problem! However, few actually dissect this issue to figure out why they can’t increase the size of other muscles on their body.
If you have ever said something similar to ” I have awesome calfs BUT I just can’t get my thighs to grow,” Then you have this issue. While it can apply to any muscle group, the underlying problem is the same, DOMINENT MUSCLES.
Through my own issues I have found a way to slowly counteract this annoying genetic problem. Here is my secret Trainer Tip to even out your muscle imbalances…..
- Make sure you stretch and foam roll the muscle that Isn’t growing. This should be done daily.
- Before every workout… do several sets of exercises for the Dominant muscle. This will exhaust that muscle group so that they can’t interfere with other exercises.
- Once the dominant muscle is tired, proceed with the rest of your routine.
Sounds simple right!! It is! However, many people have accepted their imbalances instead of trying to find ways to correct them. This type of routine will help you gain the muscle you’ve always wanted, in the places you could never get them! If you love this article and the tips that we share with you on a daily basis, please help us spread the word! Like us on Facebook, re-post the articles on twitter, facebook, and videos on YouTube! We love helping you and many others “One Tip At A Time!”