View Full Version : What are........
07-19-2002, 11:48 AM
.................striations? I read the term "freakish striations" all the time....especially when talking about Big Ron Coleman. What the heck are striations?
07-19-2002, 12:41 PM
Bill, I'm no expert, but I think it's when muscles get a stringy look to them. That helped a lot, didn't it. :) I have striations across my shoulders -- I am very lean in the upper body & when I do shoulder work you can see a stringy pattern across the muscles. Maybe someone else can do a better job of defining striations.
08-17-2002, 03:52 PM
Striations are mainly, found in the chest area. Achieving striations combines a few simple exercises and a low body fat percentage. Inducing a complete stretch of the chest muscle should be your goal - this means a complete motion were the muscle is burning and searing. One key factor when trying to achieve striations is the stretch at the top of every exercise motion. Flexing and stretching in between sets is a commonly overlooked tool. Not only will flexing and stretching help you attain striations but also the desired rippedness.
body fat percentage plays a major role in viewing your steel cables. A flabby chest just will not reveal striation. A simple diet and cardio plan is the answer to this problem.- copied of this sightr somewhere
08-17-2002, 07:29 PM
Hey Big Jay, does that mean I was totally wrong? I do have a few at the top of my chest, but not many because I'm a girl & there's other stuff there. :) I do see a stringy pattern across the top of my shoulders when I work my delts though. Are those striations?
08-17-2002, 07:34 PM
is it muscle? depending on youre bf% it could just be an out line of your chest bones. sitrations are usually inbetween both pectorials
08-17-2002, 07:43 PM
My bodyfat is about 16 to 17% & I'm 40 years old. I've been lifting about 7 years & I think it's definitely muscle. I've built up a visible line up the center of my chest & down the center of my back. Not to be too personal, but don't you think if a woman has decent sized breasts the striations would cut off where the boobs begin? :) I have great back muscles, but I cut off the chest press with dumbells at 40lbs. I don't want to get carried away -- I like the other stuff there too & want to stay on the feminine side. No offense to the women that prefer bigger muscles. I just prefer to keep it where it's at. :) Anyway, I just thought those lines were striations from what people have said to me when I'm training. They always seem to be pointing out those lines across my shoulders when I'm lifting.
08-17-2002, 07:45 PM
do you have a picture? (not of youre chest) but just the lines?
08-17-2002, 07:53 PM
No pix of me lifting. They really show up when I'm doing delts. Anyway, I didn't think you meant the chest. :) It's no big deal. I'm pretty sure they're striations though. More in the shoulders -- I really have backed off some on chest. I didn't like how big my pec muscles were getting -- didn't go too well with the other stuff.
08-17-2002, 07:55 PM
i did not read you last post to carefully. yes they are sitrations
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