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Stretch marks during weight training?

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Asked by: Victor Burnley

Bodybuilding or intense workouts can increase your chances of stretch marks. The rapid increase of muscle mass in your shoulders and arms can cause stretch marks to appear. However, you can prevent stretch marks if you’re willing to be patient for results.

Do stretch marks from weight lifting go away?

Stretch marks tend to fade over time, but it’s a wait-and-see game as to how much. If reducing the intensity of your training doesn’t work and they continue to upset you even after they diminish, then you might consider a consult with a dermatologist to discuss surgical, laser, and other possible treatments.

How can I lift weights without getting stretch marks?

CUT DOWN ON THE WEIGHT
We mean the weight you’re lifting in the gym. While it’s great to bulk up, you don’t want to gain too much muscle too quickly. This can lead to unsightly stretch marks. Instead of doing only a few reps with extremely heavy weights, cut down your weight and shoot for 10 to 15 reps per set.

Is it normal for bodybuilders to have stretch marks?

Stretch Marks & Bodybuilding
Stretch marks are a common side effect of growing fast. They can result from packing on pounds of muscle (a happy problem), or just plain packing on pounds of fat. However, if you’re rapidly packing on pounds of fat then you’ve got worse problems than just stretch marks.

Why am I getting stretch marks after working out?

Muscle-building workout programs can be very effective. But if you increase your muscle size too rapidly, your skin might not be able to accommodate it, and you could end up with stretch marks. Stretch marks develop when you grow quickly.

Do bicep stretch marks go away?

Stretch marks on biceps are not uncommon. However, if they make you uncomfortable or self-conscious, you have a variety of different treatment options. As you think about which option is best for you, understand that it’s unlikely that your stretch marks will fully disappear.

How do you tell if stretch marks are from losing or gaining weight?

Stretch Marks: Why you get them & How to minimize them

Do bicep stretch marks go away?

Stretch marks on biceps are not uncommon. However, if they make you uncomfortable or self-conscious, you have a variety of different treatment options. As you think about which option is best for you, understand that it’s unlikely that your stretch marks will fully disappear.

How long does it take for stretch marks to fade?

In general, stretch marks take between six and 12 months to fade. With treatment, they often fade faster.