5. Try Unilateral Training
If you aren’t already making unilateral training a part of your workouts, now’s the time to start. You’ll be stronger overall, have less muscle imbalance, and potentially reduce your injury risk.
Most people have some degree of muscular imbalances. We tend to carry our groceries on one side of the body, have a dominant arm, and always jump up from and land on one specific leg. Do a barbell bench press, leg press, or barbell bicep curl and you’re bound to work one side a bit more than the other.
To balance your musculature, incorporate some type of unilateral training in every workout. Single-leg deadlifts, dumbbell lunges, kettlebell split squats, dumbbell bench presses, dumbbell incline presses, dumbbell shoulder presses, dumbbell hammer curls, and bent-over dumbbell rows can all fit the bill.
Start each set with your less-dominant side to set a benchmark for the number of reps and weight you should be doing.