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I was wondering if any of you docs had any answers for the

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Hello there, i was wondering if any of you docs had any answers for the following. Im a ypung active guy and the past going to the gym has been a massive escape for dealing with everyday stresses etc. In the past ive never had any issues any muscle group i wanted to target I could exmaples if i wanted to do chest press i had full contracrion of the chest no shoulder pain etc. If i wanted to do a lat pull down i could feel mt lats engaging. If i wanted to a rear deltoid exercise i could target them and get goos muscle engagment. About 3 and half years ago i started a new gyn programme where i was lifting weights to a tempo for example doing chest press with a 4 1 tempo so ecenteric of 4 secounds and conseteric of 1 secound. So i was doing all my lifts fo various tempos. After about 5 to 6 months i realised that this wasnt working for me the only thing i can put my finger on is that i was concentrating so much on the tempo i dunno if the rest of my body switched off. I went back to mh normal way of training and i couldnt get any muscle engagment on any of my lifts ..... ive been struggling with this for a long time now. Would be worth seeing a neuroligist ??
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

No I don't think so.

A very subtle difference like this wouldn't be able to be detected on any tests

This seems more like something to do with a technique or body change

I would see a trainer first

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Yeah ive seen various trainers my brother is a strength and conditioning coach i just cant seem to recruit the right muscles ?? Ive seen a physio who deals with elite athletes and has told me my mobility is good !
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

in that case perhaps a neurologist visit would help

an EMG and an MRI of the brain would rule out any neurological causes

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

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