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Exploding Nuts and Butts Rumors

When I was kid I heard rumors of peoples nuts literally expolding during heavy lifting do to some kind of strain. I saw a really gross pic of a guy that had supposedly blown out his o ring from lifting heavy.

I’ve been lifting on and off for the past few years as have most of you reading this and never had any pain in that area at all. Where did this rumor start? Is it the fat lazy people.

Probably has something to do with hernias. Someone didnt understand it so they went around and exaggerated about them and it went from there.

[quote]n3wb wrote:
Probably has something to do with hernias. Someone didnt understand it so they went around and exaggerated about them and it went from there.

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You’re right. It is possible to get a hernia from lifting heavy. I would say it is rare but then I would also have to acknowledge the guy in my gym who just had one weeks ago. Since I see him often, I would relate that to HOW he trained (excessively…while going to school…while working 2 jobs…after breaking up with his girlfriend…and taking all of this out on the weight room for 2+ hours) along with the fact that he was more than likely prone to it since birth and not simply because he was lifting heavy weight.

A hernia into the scrotum through the inguinal canal could occur in some people. However, worrying about things like this when they have never happened to you would be a little like worrying about getting hit by falling meteorites while walking to the car. If you quit because of the possibility, you won’t get anywhere.

THanks guys hernia’s blown out of proportion sounds like a good basis for where this rumour started. I don’t worry about it Pro. X Thank you

once i was doing squats and i farted really loudly.

Vericose veins in the scrotum can worsen with heavy lifting, although the chances are very remote.

You sure know how to write an eye-catching thread title.

I would imagine that if someone had bad hemorrhoids, heavy lifting might not be the best thing to do.