Funny Miserere, I actually did consider posting the picture in the ugly face contest thread but we're supposed to post pics of near max effort lifts so maybe when I squat today I'll have a good one. I still have some of whatever it is on my face and I'm sure todays squats will make more.
Nope, I'm only using ZMA, creatine, Grow!, corn glucose with whey, and a multivitamin.
Only one of those red spots is actually a zit, in the middle of my forehead, but the rest aren't.
My diet changes slightly on lifting days, but it's not any different on heavy days. The only difference on lifting vs. non-lifting days is added carbs from glucose and slightly more protein (pre and post-workout drinks).
I only get it on my face, and before yesterday, I was getting it more on my forehead and almost none around my eyes. Yesterday was definitley the worst yet, but I also made a few new PRs doing 5 sets of 5 in bench, T-bar rows, and dumbbell rows with all other exercizes the same as last week.
I'm also looking into 'petechiae' and since I started reading about it, I might actualy go and have a doctor look at it. Maybe it's just blood vessels popping from over exersion, or it could be worse I guess.
I was thinking about the possibility of a food allergy, but I never get/got it on an arm only day, or when lifting with an 8RM or lighter, and I've been using the glucose with whey as a post-workout drink for a while whenever I can't afford Surge.
i had something like this happen to me, but only onece....i was so much into that one set that the only way i can describe it is that i bruised my face:)...little vains were kindda marked on my face as well as the wrinkles my face face makes when i grimmace, they both left marks for a few days...
looking back i realised i was holding my breath and not breathing as i should have...
It happens to me every now and then, especially when I have to cough up one of the huge fish oil tabs that gets stuck in my throat. I have found that placing ice on it for 10 - 15 mins as soon as it happens helps me. It doesnt make it go away but it reduces the appearance a bit.
Actually, my face never has broken out from a hard day of lifting. But what'll happen on heavy days, especially when i bench, that I'll get little specs under my eyes and on my cheeks. I presume these are broken blood vessels in my face.
Also my eyes will get glazed over and blood shot, similar to that of which occurs when under the influence of marajuana.