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forlife
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Out of curiosity, does anyone else get shoulder bruises when doing lifts like standing calf raises and hack squat presses?

It doesn't hurt at all, but every time I do one of these exercises, I get like 3 vertical red stripes on the top of each shoulder, right where the traps hit.

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Standard Donkey
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I used to, how long have you been using those sorts of apparatus..es?

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pushmepullme
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Yep. I get bruises that follow the seams in my t-shirt when I do those.

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forlife
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Standard Donkey wrote:
I used to, how long have you been using those sorts of apparatus..es?


Off and on for a few years, but not that often. I usually prefer other exercises, like sitting calf raises or lying calf presses. Sounds like doing it more often would lead to less bruising?

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There great just tell your girflriend you kicked his ass and should see what his face looks like.

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forlife wrote:
Out of curiosity, does anyone else get shoulder bruises when doing lifts like standing calf raises and hack squat presses?

It doesn't hurt at all, but every time I do one of these exercises, I get like 3 vertical red stripes on the top of each shoulder, right where the traps hit.


I get the same exact thing.

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BradTGIF
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Sometimes when my grip doesn't want to work for my last set of shrugs I'll do shugs in the calf raise machine.

I get them after I do those, but they always go away after a few days. No biggie. Not really bruises though, more like pinch hickies.

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I get two bruises on my hip bones from weight belt doing dead lifts -- I used to not wear a belt but sprained back about 2 years ago doing deads.

funny thing is i was accused of cheating -- she thought they were hickeys...

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Growing_Boy
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I use a tank and make sure the bar is pretty grippy so it doesn't slip. Bruises are just part of the game.

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hardgnr
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Burst blood capillaries. No big deal.

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slimthugger
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You will callous soon.

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Big Aristotle
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slimthugger wrote:
You will callous soon.


Callous your shoulders??? Ridiculous statement slim.

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The Bambino
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Get the same thing. For some reason I couldn't figure out what the hell they were from and then one day I put it all together...lol

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Big Aristotle wrote:
slimthugger wrote:
You will callous soon.

Callous your shoulders??? Ridiculous statement slim.


What I meant was his body will adjust. I'll be sure to spell things out around here.

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I'm not sure the body ever adjusts to that....I get them EVERY time I do these exercises, which is very regularly. Usually go away in a day or two.

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dakotah_13
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i get them too, just last night my girlfriend asked me what the hell i did to my shoulder...

when you have 400lbs on your shoulders, thats a lot of pressure, it is from the seam of your t-shirt.. i get it from squats sometimes also.

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bsims80 wrote:
I'm not sure the body ever adjusts to that....I get them EVERY time I do these exercises, which is very regularly. Usually go away in a day or two.


I used to get sore shoulders from that, my hands used to hurt when i did back and arms. They no longer ht as my body has adjusted. Maybe you can put a pillow on the pad or wear a heavy shirt, some people use pads on the squats bar for this same reason. I think it's called a sissy pad.(not a joke)

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bsims80 wrote:
I'm not sure the body ever adjusts to that....I get them EVERY time I do these exercises, which is very regularly. Usually go away in a day or two.


Yeah, I was wondering about that. If the weight causes your capillaries to burst I'm not sure how your body would adjust so it doesn't keep happening.

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dakotah_13 wrote:
when you have 400lbs on your shoulders, thats a lot of pressure, it is from the seam of your t-shirt.. i get it from squats sometimes also.


Is it from your t-shirt or from the pressure being localized at your traps? I bet if you did the exercise with your shirt off, you would still get the burst capillaries.

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Yep, I get the exact same thing. I agree with PMPM in that they do seem to follow what would be a t-shirt seam line, but I usually work out in a tank top, and I get them, so I'm not sure that that's it. Of course, maybe I only get them on the occasions I wear a t-shirt... Hmmm, I'll have to make a mental note of this and pay attention now.

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slimthugger wrote:
Big Aristotle wrote:
slimthugger wrote:
You will callous soon.

Callous your shoulders??? Ridiculous statement slim.

What I meant was his body will adjust. I'll be sure to spell things out around here.


I really don't like you.

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slimthugger wrote:
bsims80 wrote:
I'm not sure the body ever adjusts to that....I get them EVERY time I do these exercises, which is very regularly. Usually go away in a day or two.

I used to get sore shoulders from that, my hands used to hurt when i did back and arms. They no longer ht as my body has adjusted. Maybe you can put a pillow on the pad or wear a heavy shirt, some people use pads on the squats bar for this same reason. I think it's called a sissy pad.(not a joke)


i dont get sore shoulders, just the red marks. and i will NEVER bring a pillow to the gym just to stop this from happening, it's part of lifting. my wife seems to think i am too into it if i lift enough to cause shoulder bruising....she just doesn't get it i guess. it's just alot of weight focused on one small area (shirt seam)

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josh86
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I get those only after not using that equipment for a while then the first time I use it I get the bruising, next week when I use it again no bruising.

Its really no different than how when you first start BB squatting the bar can cause bruising and feels painful, after a couple weeks of doing it that goes away. Was tricky convincing my GF of this but she believes me now and doesnt complain about not using the pad anymore.

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BONEZ217
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donkey calf raises. problem solved.

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Jeffe wrote:
slimthugger wrote:
Big Aristotle wrote:
slimthugger wrote:


I really don't like you.


I'm lovin it

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