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    Stretch marks...


    what causes some people to get them so easily and others who are huge don't have them. My one friend put on about 10lbs over the course 6 monthsand had deep stretch marks under his chest/armpit while I gained 25lbs,mostly muscle, in about 8 months and I have not a single stretch mark. Are some people just more susceptible to stretch marks than others?

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    Skin elasticity is a complex property. it depends on how quickly your body can sythesize collagen and elastin in order to repair the stretch damage, as well as moisture content/hydration, etc.

    Predisposition of Development of stretch marks is pretty much genetic...but whether you actually get them depends on quite a number of factors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunting View Post
    what causes some people to get them so easily and others who are huge don't have them. My one friend put on about 10lbs over the course 6 monthsand had deep stretch marks under his chest/armpit while I gained 25lbs,mostly muscle, in about 8 months and I have not a single stretch mark. Are some people just more susceptible to stretch marks than others?
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    I normally do the leg press w/ a slightly wider than shoulder-width setup. Well, the last few weeks, I've narrowed my stance even more to where my feet are only a couple inches apart. I was sore for days on the inside of my thigh... never been sore there before, even when doing sumo style leg work.

    Anyway, I was droppin' the Cosby's off at the pool and looked down in shock that I now have fresh red stretch marks on my inner/upper thigh close to my groin.

    Gettin' my swole on, Jack!

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    I use this stuff called firming butter!
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    I'm also don'y easily get them, I gained like 23 pounds while my training partner has them and has only gained like 8 pounds.
    Realy a matter of genetics, agree with dsade
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    Quote Originally Posted by PappaD View Post
    I use this stuff called firming butter!
    I use Java Soap/Flawless Creme, that stuff works wonders.
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    Some guys have softer skin than others I guess.lol....
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    Its genetics. I have had three kids and have not a one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I use Java Soap/Flawless Creme, that stuff works wonders.
    Just got some Java Soap. I will be trying it an a little while!
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    does java soap help if u already have some???

    i got some on my arse from a dirty bulk last year
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranghel099 View Post
    does java soap help if u already have some???

    i got some on my arse from a dirty bulk last year
    LOL yes it does help But I'm afraid Matt would want a picture log..lol
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    Wow...some on your arse? That would really bum me out.
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    so how does this work?? do i just lather my arse up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranghel099 View Post
    so how does this work?? do i just lather my arse up?
    it contains an exfoliant...you need to put some pressure and lather up...rub it in for a bit', lathering up, then rinse.

    follow up post shower with flawless for best results.
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    Luckily I don't have them too big or nasty but i get em... I love em...they are like battle scars!

    I got the usual...couple big ones between my front delts and pecs and I got the groin ones too! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post
    Luckily I don't have them too big or nasty but i get em... I love em...they are like battle scars!

    I got the usual...couple big ones between my front delts and pecs and I got the groin ones too! lol

    You can have my battle scars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Skin elasticity is a complex property. it depends on how quickly your body can sythesize collagen and elastin in order to repair the stretch damage, as well as moisture content/hydration, etc.

    Predisposition of Development of stretch marks is pretty much genetic...but whether you actually get them depends on quite a number of factors.
    One of my friends has really stretchy skin, his brother too! You can like pinch his neck and pull his skin like 2inches out! quite freaky! Where as when i try it to myself i can't pull my skin more than say half an inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakesAllDay View Post
    I normally do the leg press w/ a slightly wider than shoulder-width setup. Well, the last few weeks, I've narrowed my stance even more to where my feet are only a couple inches apart. I was sore for days on the inside of my thigh... never been sore there before, even when doing sumo style leg work.

    Anyway, I was droppin' the Cosby's off at the pool and looked down in shock that I now have fresh red stretch marks on my inner/upper thigh close to my groin.

    Gettin' my swole on, Jack!

    dropping the cosby's off at the pool????? wth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    dropping the cosby's off at the pool????? wth?
    Think of brown-colored objects descending by gravitational pull into some water.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakesAllDay View Post
    Think of brown-colored objects descending by gravitational pull into some water.


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    Yeah, I have that problem as well. Did my bulk in sept-dec, and I got hyooge stretch marks on the front of my delts and pits. not to mention someone pointed it out to me that I have them on my lats as well. Battle scars yes, hideous, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingEmo View Post
    You can have my battle scars.
    Appreciate the offer but no thanks got enough of my own!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goofer View Post
    I'm also don'y easily get them, I gained like 23 pounds while my training partner has them and has only gained like 8 pounds.
    Realy a matter of genetics, agree with dsade
    I think it has a lot to do with your frame size. Even though I am not that big of a guy, I am bigger than my frame. Like others have said there are tons of factors, but I get pretty bad ones. The good thing is that it means you are growing.
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    Im 16 and have seven on my left armpit/pec/shoulder area, two on my right, and some smaller ones but quite numerous on upper thigh like alot of you have mention. I dont run anything and when you guys say bulk, im not sure what type you mean never the less I guess this is just a normal part of gettin bigger if the conditions are right for them to show up. My friends think im a Bad A now lmfao. and the cosby kids at the pool is a great one just sayin. Anyways, I was thinking, the stretch marks could be prevented if the skin was somehow stretched prior to exercise? like I think mines from benching, bringing the bar completely to my chest pushes me a good 6 inches beyond the normal range my arms are capable of stretching, so it stretches skin to a point it never experience except during bench. so it you somehow got your skin more elastic then it would prevent it? just something to think on.
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    they suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryLiftin View Post
    Im 16 and have seven on my left armpit/pec/shoulder area, two on my right, and some smaller ones but quite numerous on upper thigh like alot of you have mention. I dont run anything and when you guys say bulk, im not sure what type you mean never the less I guess this is just a normal part of gettin bigger if the conditions are right for them to show up. My friends think im a Bad A now lmfao. and the cosby kids at the pool is a great one just sayin. Anyways, I was thinking, the stretch marks could be prevented if the skin was somehow stretched prior to exercise? like I think mines from benching, bringing the bar completely to my chest pushes me a good 6 inches beyond the normal range my arms are capable of stretching, so it stretches skin to a point it never experience except during bench. so it you somehow got your skin more elastic then it would prevent it? just something to think on.
    You are aware this thread is from 2 years ago right?
    To get un-naturally big, you gotta do un-natural things
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