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    Stretch marks after a months of working out?

    I was wondering if someone could answer a quick question for me. I've been lifting weights for about a month and a half and I noticed I have a few stretch marks on my arms and on my legs. Is it normal to have stretch marks after a months of working out or am I doing something wrong? Is there anything I can use to get ride of them?
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    Its normal for fast growers/beginners. And they are permanant. Its your muscles growing faster than the elasticity of the skin can handle.
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    get used to it. the bigger you get, the more you'll have. it's just the way it goes.
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    They also appear as a result of going through the motion of an exercise. For example, doing flat bench dumbbell pec flys will stretch the area where your delts and pecs meet. I suggest moisturizing the area you intend to work out (no homo), for example - applying lotion on the front and back of your knees on leg day. And make it a habit to use lotion on your body everyday as well as including healthy fats in your diet and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

    I recommend trying Gold Bond's Shea Butters, I use it on the areas I know will get good stretches from the work out. It keeps my skin really soft and elastic (lord knows I don't need anymore stretch marks)


    Don't hesitate to try out different types of lotions and butters to see which works best for you. The key to not getting stretch marks, is prevention.
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    Stretch marks are often determined by genetics. If you don't have many elastin fibres in your dermis you are more likely to get them. If you feel like you are prone to get them, try using certain oils on the market to combat them, jus do a little research.
    Personally i don't get them, and I have put on like 10 kilos of weight in the last 8 months ish, but 1 of my mates who I go to the gym with has some around his back, he used some oil on them and they were less noticeable.
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    I have them around my shoulders/arms (at least I can hide them!)
    When I asked my doctor about them, he said they techincally are permanent, but it all comes down to skin type. Which is why some women who have children have the stretch marks around their stomachs and some don't.
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    Originally Posted by megaboy123456 View Post
    Stretch marks are often determined by genetics. If you don't have many elastin fibres in your dermis you are more likely to get them. If you feel like you are prone to get them, try using certain oils on the market to combat them, jus do a little research.
    Personally i don't get them, and I have put on like 10 kilos of weight in the last 8 months ish, but 1 of my mates who I go to the gym with has some around his back, he used some oil on them and they were less noticeable.
    Good lucky ne way.

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    I agree. I have ****TY skin genetics. Scars and blemishes take FOREVER to go away. When I was younger, as soon as I noticed a couple stretchmarks appear, suddenly I got them all over (I was overweight all my life).

    Def try using oils, lotions and butters, etc. Let us know if they help.
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    Vitamin E is generally good for the skin.
    Bodybuilding is 60% training and 50% diet. Yes that adds up to 110%, because that's what you should be giving it. Change the inside, and the physique will follow.
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