Report Ask A Question! in General Fitness Posted May 26, 2018 6 minutes ago, TakingTheWheel said: Good MDW Saturday afternoon, Rebels! I've finally challenged myself to use the free weight section of my gym! Let's just say that my first dumbbell/barbell-only workout on Thursday was humbling. LOL! At any rate, I've noticed a few quirks about my body and I'm wondering if there's anything special I need to do going forward to address them. For starters, my left side is significantly weaker than my right - specifically on my upper body. I'm right handed and apparently that strength dominance translates to the entire right side of my body. Knowing this, when using dumbbells for example, I make sure the poundage of weight I select for both arms is enough of a challenge for my left arm and then I just resign myself to the fact that it will be easier to maneuver the weight for my right arm. In essence, I'm kind of undertraining my right arm at the expense of my left arm. Will this discrepancy eventually get corrected if I just keep at it? Part and parcel to that observation, today I did a couple of sets of bench presses in my routine (with just the bar - again, I was humbled). I made it through OK, but I've also noticed that while using free weights, I'm somewhat limited to how heavy I can lift because my arms tire out faster than my pecs (in the case of a bench press). Again, I know my arms are weak (but they're getting stronger!). In time, though, with regular training, do you think my arm strength will stop holding me back from truly targeting the muscle groups that also rely on one's arms to move weight? Thanks in advance for any and all helpful replies! -Peter What’s your current routine?