Nicole Wilkins

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Hello! I am new to strength training. I noticed that I have very asymmetrical upper body strength. I know that everyone usually has a predominant side but, most especially with Wednesday’s biceps curls and spider curls, I need different weights in order to train to failure with dumbbells (I am working out at home with dumbbells). Should I use different weights on each side or train to the weaker side until it catches up? I tried one set with the lower weight but did not reach failure on my right even with adding extra reps on that side but did reach failure on my left side- I then switched to the next step up on the right for the second two sets and reached failure. Thank you.

If you notice there is a difference. Nicole has recommended to do a couple more sets on the weaker side on 1 or 2 exercises when you train.