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    Odd physical phenomenon

    I noticed today as I got out of the shower and stood before the mirror that my right thigh is noticeably larger than my left. Not a huge amount as I've never noticed before, but a big enough difference that I can see it now. And probably will every time I get out of the shower now.

    Has anyone else noticed this about thier own physique? Just curious...

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    not so much the thighs... My stomach is quite a bit smaller though and the love handles are almost gone

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    my right thigh is bigger than my left, but it's from years of only using that leg while skateboarding. sometimes when i ride i notice that my right leg is a little more dominant and does some extra work, too.

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    Unclip your right foot for a week.

    No don't, I'm just kidding. You'd destroy your left knee.

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    I've been working out at the company gym at lunch for about a year, in addition to quite a few road miles. My left leg has become bigger than my right. Don't get why. All the gym equipment is machines and I do only two leg exersises. So I know each leg gets the same workout.

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    All the gym equipment is machines and I do only two leg exersises
    Do you mean both legs at once? If so your dominant leg is likely doing more of the work.

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    When I used to be real skinny my right calf was noticeably bigger. I jump off my left, kick a soccer ball with my right. Now it's just all covered in a thin layer of fat.

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    most people have slight limb asymmetries. I'm still trying to figure out why as a leftie (and I mean I do nearly everything lefthanded,) my right arm is bigger.

    you might have a slight length difference in your legs that leads to one leg being dominant on the cycle and growing more. just a thought.
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    I have the same problem with my arms. My left bicep is bigger then my right. Not sure why, but it is...

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    Thanks guys, at least I know I'm not the only mutant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    Do you mean both legs at once? If so your dominant leg is likely doing more of the work.
    Yes thats what I meant. But, I'm right handed and pretty much anything I do one legged (kicking, pushing off, etc.) I do with my right leg. And it's the smaller one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazygluon
    most people have slight limb asymmetries. I'm still trying to figure out why as a leftie (and I mean I do nearly everything lefthanded,) my right arm is bigger.
    Same here...my right arm is about 30% stronger than my left on any dumbell exercise. Lemme know when you figure it out ...

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    Since 85% or so of people are right handed, R arm assymmetry is very common. Leg assymmetry less so,
    might be worth while to get a tape measure and measure the circumference, you may be surprised comparing R/L at the same level. Most people are within a cm or so being the same. As another has commented, not everybody is a R-L mirror image, rib cages especially are frequently out of kilter due to minor curvatures of the thoracic or lumbar spine. Leg lengths can vary a bit, cm not uncommon.
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    My belly is bigger than my chest. That's odd isn't it?

    My appetite is also bigger than my VO2max.

    Is there a correlation?

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