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  • Posted On: 04-27-14, 9:27 am (EDT) #1

    shoulder lower than other

    April 27, 2014, 9:27 am

    my right shoulder is lower than my left how to fix that?

     

    i hope to hear from u guys

  • Posted On: 04-27-14, 9:53 am (EDT) #2

    shoulder lower than other

    April 27, 2014, 9:53 am

    i haven't got injury before

  • Posted On: 04-27-14, 2:35 pm (EDT) #3

    shoulder lower than other

    April 27, 2014, 2:35 pm

    With surgery.

     

    Actually, nobody's body is perfect symmetrical, so don't bother with that. Some have one feet/hand larger than other, some have one leg/arm longer than other, some have one shoulder higher than other. Personally I have left shoulder lower than right, but I think that's from shoulder displacement from skiing injury. I notice that for first time this year, actually two months ago, when doing barbell curls, bentover rows and deadlifts...almost 20 years after injury! And regarding the difference I wonder how I didn't noticed before So don't panic because of that, take in account during your form and make more around you flexibility than you would other way.

     

    BR, Gregor

  • Posted On: 04-27-14, 2:51 pm (EDT) #4

    shoulder lower than other

    April 27, 2014, 2:51 pm
    Posted by: rayyan454

    my right shoulder is lower than my left how to fix that?

     

    i hope to hear from u guys

    Actually I think it might be a tight trapezious that raises your left shoulder. Are your traps generally tight? Do they hurt if you massage them or foam roll them? If not, then yea, its a structural issue and you cant do much to change it.

    Kostas

  • Posted On: 04-27-14, 11:10 pm (EDT) #5

    shoulder lower than other

    April 27, 2014, 11:10 pm

    Gregor nailed it - nobody is born with perfect symmetry. I am right handed and my right shoulder is slightly lower and a little forward of my left. Part of it could be due to always carrying things on my right shoulder thru the years - book bags, table trays when I was a busboy, luggage, etc. Most of it is due to genetics. There is nothing you can do to change the situation. You just need to remember to train both sides of your body equally especially shoulders and traps and try to build the body as evenly as possible.

     

    John

  • Posted On: 04-28-14, 12:25 am (EDT) #6

    shoulder lower than other

    April 28, 2014, 12:25 am

    thank u guys for your informations but that really effect me in push up my right shoulder leaning forward not like the left

    idk i have to squeeze the right traps and let the both sides work equally

    the left side always doing the workout effectively

  • Posted On: 04-28-14, 12:41 am (EDT) #7

    shoulder lower than other

    April 28, 2014, 12:41 am
    Posted by: jmboiardi

    Gregor nailed it - nobody is born with perfect symmetry. I am right handed and my right shoulder is slightly lower and a little forward of my left. Part of it could be due to always carrying things on my right shoulder thru the years - book bags, table trays when I was a busboy, luggage, etc. Most of it is due to genetics. There is nothing you can do to change the situation. You just need to remember to train both sides of your body equally especially shoulders and traps and try to build the body as evenly as possible.

     

    John

    thank u guys for your informations but that really effect me in push up my right shoulder leaning forward not like the left

    idk i have to squeeze the right traps and let the both sides work equally

    the left side always doing the workout effectively

  • Posted On: 04-28-14, 12:42 am (EDT) #8

    shoulder lower than other

    April 28, 2014, 12:42 am
    Posted by: GT_turbo

    With surgery.

     

    Actually, nobody's body is perfect symmetrical, so don't bother with that. Some have one feet/hand larger than other, some have one leg/arm longer than other, some have one shoulder higher than other. Personally I have left shoulder lower than right, but I think that's from shoulder displacement from skiing injury. I notice that for first time this year, actually two months ago, when doing barbell curls, bentover rows and deadlifts...almost 20 years after injury! And regarding the difference I wonder how I didn't noticed before So don't panic because of that, take in account during your form and make more around you flexibility than you would other way.

     

    BR, Gregor

    thank u guys for your informations but that really effect me in push up my right shoulder leaning forward not like the left

    idk i have to squeeze the right traps and let the both sides work equally

    the left side always doing the workout effectively

  • Posted On: 04-28-14, 5:22 am (EDT) #9

    shoulder lower than other

    April 28, 2014, 5:22 am

     I have a similar case with John..I'm also right handed and my right shoulder is lower and a little forward of my left. There's nothing you can do about it... but the only thing I do to make it fixed in the eye of other people is.... I practiced myself to stand as proper as I can... anytime!

  • Posted On: 04-28-14, 5:56 am (EDT) #10

    shoulder lower than other

    April 28, 2014, 5:56 am
    Posted by: rayyan454

    my right shoulder is lower than my left how to fix that?

     

    i hope to hear from u guys

    As Kostas said it could be do to tight upper traps or levator scapulae on the right side. Although I don't really like to think the upper traps is ever overtight as it doesn't really make sense from a biomechanical view. I would perhaps look at serratus anterior weakness on your right side. A simple test is when you do a push up look to see if your right scapula wings more than the left. If you google winged scapula you will know what to look for.

  • Posted On: 04-28-14, 2:39 pm (EDT) #11

    shoulder lower than other

    April 28, 2014, 2:39 pm
    Posted by: Daniel_Meyer

    As Kostas said it could be do to tight upper traps or levator scapulae on the right side. Although I don't really like to think the upper traps is ever overtight as it doesn't really make sense from a biomechanical view. I would perhaps look at serratus anterior weakness on your right side. A simple test is when you do a push up look to see if your right scapula wings more than the left. If you google winged scapula you will know what to look for.

    i would like to send u vedio about it and then u can see

    send me your email plz

  • Posted On: 04-29-14, 3:53 am (EDT) #12

    shoulder lower than other

    April 29, 2014, 3:53 am
    Posted by: Scott_Herman

    I don't really see a difference.

     

    I think whatever issue you might think you have, it will be easily resolved with proper eating and training.

     

    Thoughts?

    Yea there is a postural problem going on here. You have slight kyphosis and your shoulders are rounding forward which is coupled with tight traps. If you correct your posture through proper exercises and stretches, I think your problem will be easily resolved. What I m trying to say is that your real problem is not "one shoulder lower than the other", it actually is a postural problem.

  • Posted On: 04-29-14, 4:54 am (EDT) #13

    shoulder lower than other

    April 29, 2014, 4:54 am
    Posted by: Whisper

    Yea there is a postural problem going on here. You have slight kyphosis and your shoulders are rounding forward which is coupled with tight traps. If you correct your posture through proper exercises and stretches, I think your problem will be easily resolved. What I m trying to say is that your real problem is not "one shoulder lower than the other", it actually is a postural problem.

    is it in both side or just the right side because my left side always doing well

     

    what should i do ? continue working out

     

    and is the streching exercise would help?

  • Posted On: 04-29-14, 7:24 am (EDT) #14

    shoulder lower than other

    April 29, 2014, 7:24 am
    Posted by: rayyan454

    is it in both side or just the right side because my left side always doing well

     

    what should i do ? continue working out

     

    and is the streching exercise would help?

    The rounding of the shoulders is on both sides. The left shoulder is worse in my opinion. Your problem is not that the right is lower than the left. Its that the left side is higher than the right. Your traps are probably way too tonic especially on the left. Also, the scapular adductors on the left side must be weak and they cant pull your shoulder down. ( start googling that stuff). First of all, stop doing pushups and presses. I m going to tell you which muscles you need to stretch and which muscles you need to strengthen. By stretching I mean either static or dynamic stretching ( google and learn). By strengthening I dont mean lifting heavy weights. I mean find bodyweight exercises or elastic band exercises and do high reps. Your goal is to awaken sleeping muscles by strenghening them and putting other muscles to sleep by stretching them.

    Muscles you need to stretch : Upper traps, pec minor, biceps, forearms, lower back, hip flexors, front part of the shoulder and lats.
    Muscles you need to strengthen : Lower traps, rhomboids, rear delts, scapular adductors, lower abs, hamstrings/glutes.

    This way you will eventually bring balance to your body and you will correct the kyphotic posture. As for the left shoulder being higher than the right, it will probably be fixed automatically as you stretch and strengthen both sides, but if you notice that it isnt happening, start working more on the left side. Stretch the left trap, left pec minor etc etc. And all this means something only IF this isnt a structural problem, meaning that you werent born like this. Lets hope its a functional problem, meaning it was created sometime in your life.

    And to be realistic, its going to take you about 6 months to see serious results and about 1 years to completely reverse the situation.

    Kostas


  • Posted On: 04-30-14, 12:31 am (EDT) #15

    shoulder lower than other

    April 30, 2014, 12:31 am
    Posted by: Whisper

    The rounding of the shoulders is on both sides. The left shoulder is worse in my opinion. Your problem is not that the right is lower than the left. Its that the left side is higher than the right. Your traps are probably way too tonic especially on the left. Also, the scapular adductors on the left side must be weak and they cant pull your shoulder down. ( start googling that stuff). First of all, stop doing pushups and presses. I m going to tell you which muscles you need to stretch and which muscles you need to strengthen. By stretching I mean either static or dynamic stretching ( google and learn). By strengthening I dont mean lifting heavy weights. I mean find bodyweight exercises or elastic band exercises and do high reps. Your goal is to awaken sleeping muscles by strenghening them and putting other muscles to sleep by stretching them.

    Muscles you need to stretch : Upper traps, pec minor, biceps, forearms, lower back, hip flexors, front part of the shoulder and lats.
    Muscles you need to strengthen : Lower traps, rhomboids, rear delts, scapular adductors, lower abs, hamstrings/glutes.

    This way you will eventually bring balance to your body and you will correct the kyphotic posture. As for the left shoulder being higher than the right, it will probably be fixed automatically as you stretch and strengthen both sides, but if you notice that it isnt happening, start working more on the left side. Stretch the left trap, left pec minor etc etc. And all this means something only IF this isnt a structural problem, meaning that you werent born like this. Lets hope its a functional problem, meaning it was created sometime in your life.

    And to be realistic, its going to take you about 6 months to see serious results and about 1 years to completely reverse the situation.

    Kostas


    do i really need to do this ? i mean stop training biceps and the other muscles that u told me just stretch it and just

    or can i complete my daily routine and add what did u tell me ?

     

    does the swimmung gonna help me with this problem?

  • Posted On: 04-30-14, 12:57 am (EDT) #16

    shoulder lower than other

    April 30, 2014, 12:57 am
    Posted by: Whisper

    The rounding of the shoulders is on both sides. The left shoulder is worse in my opinion. Your problem is not that the right is lower than the left. Its that the left side is higher than the right. Your traps are probably way too tonic especially on the left. Also, the scapular adductors on the left side must be weak and they cant pull your shoulder down. ( start googling that stuff). First of all, stop doing pushups and presses. I m going to tell you which muscles you need to stretch and which muscles you need to strengthen. By stretching I mean either static or dynamic stretching ( google and learn). By strengthening I dont mean lifting heavy weights. I mean find bodyweight exercises or elastic band exercises and do high reps. Your goal is to awaken sleeping muscles by strenghening them and putting other muscles to sleep by stretching them.

    Muscles you need to stretch : Upper traps, pec minor, biceps, forearms, lower back, hip flexors, front part of the shoulder and lats.
    Muscles you need to strengthen : Lower traps, rhomboids, rear delts, scapular adductors, lower abs, hamstrings/glutes.

    This way you will eventually bring balance to your body and you will correct the kyphotic posture. As for the left shoulder being higher than the right, it will probably be fixed automatically as you stretch and strengthen both sides, but if you notice that it isnt happening, start working more on the left side. Stretch the left trap, left pec minor etc etc. And all this means something only IF this isnt a structural problem, meaning that you werent born like this. Lets hope its a functional problem, meaning it was created sometime in your life.

    And to be realistic, its going to take you about 6 months to see serious results and about 1 years to completely reverse the situation.

    Kostas


    i am soccer player and if i stop working my muscle it's gonna effect my play

     

     

    can i use very small weight?

  • Posted On: 04-30-14, 2:54 am (EDT) #17

    shoulder lower than other

    April 30, 2014, 2:54 am
    Posted by: rayyan454

    i am soccer player and if i stop working my muscle it's gonna effect my play

     

     

    can i use very small weight?

    Yes you do really have to stop training the muscles that are affecting your posture. At least until you correct it.
    Swimming can help but it will not solve the problem on its own.
    Your play is already affected because you have muscle imbalances. So by stop doing bench presses and bicep curls your play will be much better. Remember, postural strength is always first.

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