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Blood Vessels Breaking After Squats

This might sound like a strange question as it�??s more medical than lifting but here goes

After squatting (light or heavy) I get a thick line of burst blood vessels running from shoulder to shoulder and across my back where the bar has been pressing. It can look pretty bad sometimes like I�??ve bled quite a lot. It doesn�??t hurt at all so I�??m not that bothered but I was wondering if this is normal or if it could by symptomatic of a medical issue as I�??ve never noticed anyone else with similar marks

your bleeding alot.
it doesn’t hurt.

that conflicts a bit; unless “YOU ARE ALL THAT IS MAN!”

go see a doctor after a squat day.

toss some pics up of that; i’m interested to see how “bad” it is.

i’ve gotten a sore back and red marks from the knurling before only…no blood.

I’ll try getting a picture of it tonight but yeah, it’s odd that it doesn’t hurt. I was hoping that people would say ‘yeah, that’s pretty common’ as I hate going to the doctor

As for bleeding a lot, it’s nothing drastic but you’d see it from the other side of the gym (if I were topless which I can assure you I wouldn’t be :))

It’s common.

Happy?

It just burst blood vessels. Nothing to be too worried about.

I used to get the same thing from a particular calf-raise machine - but this was a stupid machine.

A bar should distribute the weight well enough not to cause injury.

You might want to look at beefing up your traps, etc. to better support the bar.

Or use the pussy pad.

Or you might not be positioning the bar properly.

[quote]Spry wrote:
Or use the pussy pad.
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I might be new here but please don’t insult me :wink:

The marks are even right across my back so I think distribution of weight is fine. I’ll take a look into bar positioning though and double check that

i will get brusing during front squats because i have to rest the weight on the front of my shoulders, i wouldnt worry too much about it maybe the capillaries arent used to the pressure yet? first time squatting in a while? do you bruise easy else where?

[quote]gbock wrote:
i will get brusing during front squats because i have to rest the weight on the front of my shoulders, i wouldnt worry too much about it maybe the capillaries arent used to the pressure yet? first time squatting in a while? do you bruise easy else where? [/quote]

Nah, I’ve never thought I bruised easily. I’ve been squatting at least once a week for about 18 months but since starting adding in some 20 rep multiples a few months back the weight I use has gone up quite a lot so that could be it. Maybe my skin will adapt to grow used to the load a little more with time

I used to get it alot, haven’t had it for a while. From squats and a standing calf raise machine.

I wasn’t worried about it, and it goes away in 2-3 days.

Don’t waste your time going to the doctor.

I get it too, goes away in a day or two. It is just bruising.

Ditto, i used to get it from the standing calf machine, i occasionaly get it from squats, if i have my ipod arm strap on too tight i get it from curls, its just burst blood vessels, nothing to worry about.

can’t say i get this problem, but if i really push myself on squats i end up with a nose bleed sometimes.