One Pec Bigger Than the Other – How to Fix Uneven Pecs
If you feel as though you have a crooked chest, a chest that seems to be uneven, or even one that is asymmetrical, there is a very good chance that you are self-conscious about tit and would like to fix it as quickly as you possibly can. With that being said, having an uneven chest is actually going to be a quite common thing, that to the tune of something that affects more people than you would ever think. While it can be due to the result of some relatively uncomplicated causes that are going to be very simple to address, it can also be due to a much more serious medical condition that will require some type of surgery or treatment in order to correct. Here is everything that you need to know about an uneven chest.
What Causes an Uneven Chest?
There are going to be sometimes when having an uneven chest are going to be the direct result of favoritism or dominance with one side of your body. If you are right-handed for example, you are going to perform most of the tasks that you do with the right side. This means that you will be more likely to develop a stronger and even bigger right side, that spilling over into the size of your chest.
If this is the case and your chest is bigger on one side because of your favoritism or dominance, the good news is going to be that it can easily be corrected with exercise. I most cases, all you need to do is to work out your chest, also referred to as your pectoral muscles, to help remedy your particular chest imbalance. At the same time, you are going to need to keep in mind that your uneven chest condition may be the result of having some type of condition that will require you to have medical attention or even surgery.
Different Medical Conditions that Cause an Uneven Chest
There are actually going to be several different medical conditions that can potentially cause you to have an uneven chest, or even worst, the rib cage. These are normally going to be present during your birth or end up developing over a period of time but are more than likely going to need to be treated with some type of medical procedure. Here are the conditions that can cause you to have an uneven chest.
Pectus excavatum is going to be a condition that is more commonly referred to as ‘funnel chest’. It is essentially going to be a condition that finds your breastbone sunken into your chest. It is actually going to be one of the most common types of developmental conditions that is going to affect the sternum, eventually resulting in Pectus carinatum (this is going to be a condition that is more commonly referred to as pigeon chest). This is due to the abnormal amount of growth of all the cartilage that is between the breastbone and ribs. This particular condition is going to cause your chest to curve outwards. Normally being present during birth, it is going to make a much more obvious appearance as the child grows older. It is going to occur in roughly 1 out of every 1,000 births.
Pectus arcuatum is also more commonly referred to as ‘wave chest’. It is going to be a very rare condition that also includes having a protruding upper sternum, as well as a concaved lower sternum.
While it is not going to be an ideal situation, there is often a time when babies are born with missing muscles on one side of their body. If this is the case, there is a very good chance that you are suffering from Poland syndrome. Poland syndrome is going to be another medical condition that is able to cause a chest unevenness, as well as underdeveloped arms, fingers, and even hands. Now keep in mind that this particular medical condition is only going to be have an effect on the side of the body that it is had on.
Fixing Uneven Chest Muscles
If everybody were a stone statue, they may be perfectly symmetrical. However, humans simply are not symmetrical. This means that if your chest is imbalanced, it is going to be due to a potential incorrect workout method, meaning that you are favoring one arm over the other. Here are some of the remedies that you can start using today in order to correct your chest imbalance if it is due to a non-medical condition.
Try Exercising Your Weak Side
If you are consistently only using one side of your body for lifting something or performing repetitive tasks, there is going to be a very good chance that your chest muscles have become uneven. To correct this, all you need to do is to make a little more effort to work the less developed side of your chest whenever you are lifting things. This will help to balance out any muscle composition or strength indifferences that there may be. So, start including your arms and shoulders of your less-dominant side whenever you are lifting and moving things on a daily basis.
Start Using Dumbbells
When you exercise with dumbbells, you are going to be able to help rehabilitate the weaker side of your chest. This is because dumbbells are going to allow you to target any specific body part, meaning that you can now use them to target your weaker chest muscle.
Start Doing Yoga
Many different studies have shown that doing a daily hatha yoga routine is able to not only improve your lung capacity, but also improve the flexibility of your chest as well. This means that it will be able to increase the amount of strength that you have in your chest. On top of that, a regular yoga routine will also help you to develop self-awareness and improve your posture as well.