Bruising after bad arm pump?

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Bruising after bad arm pump?

Postby dlharte » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:11 pm

Max's arms are bruised after the funky chicken. I'm in AZ but Teresa says it's on the underside and he says he didn't hit them on anything. Anyone ever experience this?
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Re: Bruising after bad arm pump?

Postby DRZ_KX » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:14 pm

When muscles are placed under stress during resistance training, they develop a series of tiny tears -- and as these tears heal, muscles become stronger and larger. While this is a normal part of any resistance training program, individuals who engage in very heavy weight lifting may actually be at risk for the development of intermuscular bruises due to the excessive stress placed on the muscle fibers. In fact, participating in very intense resistance training can cause enough trauma to the muscle fibers so as to cause small amounts of blood to be released into nearby tissue. Powerlifting and performing one-repetition maximum lifts are examples of resistance training exercises that may cause intermuscular bruises.
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