Strength training is key to any fitness routine, but our bodies don’t always get stronger in sync. Even the most proficient lifters can develop muscle imbalances, leaving one side or limb stronger than the other. Solution? Incorporate functional movements that target one side of the body at a time. Weighted lunges, single-arm rows, and many other dumbbell exercises are great additions to any weight routine. Perform equal repetitions on each side to help correct imbalances and build overall strength.

The Takeaway: Split up your lifts to help correct muscle imbalances.

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