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Old 01-16-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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I seem to be getting more DOMS on the right side of my body than my left. I am right handed and wonder if this is the cause but does anyone else experience this?

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My left side has always been a rep or two behind my right on certain exercises but never had a difference in DOMS. Certainly think it is possible though, especially with your training intensity.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:05 AM   #3
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i sometimes get them more in the left side , but only on back day after pull ups....
im right handed , so maybe i am over compensating for my dominant hand?
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I've never noticed either side to be more problematical, pretty equal in the way of DOMS. To feel it on the dominant side is unusual since it will be the opposite side firing more in order to stabilise the lack of muscle use and therefore presumed instability which is caused on the non-dominant side as a by-product of the dominant side going all-out, from what I've been reading anyway.

Interesting though.
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For example. I can do single leg, leg curls with bands for the same sets, reps and ROM on each leg but feel it more on the right than the left. Weird...

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For example. I can do single leg, leg curls with bands for the same sets, reps and ROM on each leg but feel it more on the right than the left. Weird...

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Not sure if it works the same for leg curls but the principle in theory is the same...but, with Kb swings, if the KB is on the left side, the right glute will contract at more than 100% contraction which it can't do if you physically try and do it because then you'd only manage 100% contraction by default.

Likewise with your leg curls, maybe (and I'm theorising here based on gained knowledge, nothing more) because the right side is dominant and therefore contracts better anyway, when you curl with the left leg you get a more substantial contraction going on in the right side and hence the DOMS are worse on that side even though the bands used are the same strength.

Just a theory though.
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Interesting theory Bab's. Might be.

Realistically unless my RHS becomes freakishly large whilst my LHS remains the same size, I think I'll cope It's just interesting to theorise and discuss.

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