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Posted: 5/23/2005 8:08:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 8:09:28 PM EDT by patchouli]
When I bench press. The following happens:

No pain, just bruises.


Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:08:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 8:09:08 PM EDT by jblachly]
Time to go to the Doc.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:10:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jblachly:
Time to go to the Doc.



+1
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:10:28 PM EDT
Do you feel the frame of the bench through the padding?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:10:39 PM EDT
Looks like the padding on your bench sucks.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:11:47 PM EDT
i had the same tthing happen when I used to bench, check underneath the unit to see if the metal support struts come up and meet the cushion right where youre gettiing the bruises.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:13:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:
Looks like the padding on your bench sucks.



+1. Looks like the frame "printed" on you.

How much do you lift?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:13:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jblachly:
Time to go to the Doc.



+1

by the symmetry of the bruises, it almost appears as though it may be caused by excessive pressure against those points, possibly from the weight your lifting. regardless, it's a little odd and should be checked by a doctor to be safe. does this always happen when you bench press? do you bruise easily? do you get similar bruises elsewhere from applying too much pressure?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:14:22 PM EDT
Get checked for the orange blobs as well.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:14:26 PM EDT
+2. 'Normal' for poor padding. Your flesh / skin is getting pulverized between the bench and your shoulder blades as they pivot.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:15:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:

Originally Posted By jblachly:
Time to go to the Doc.



+1



-1!

Butch up, ladies. You go to the doctors when you shit your liver out or get a 2x4 stuck in your skull, not when you get a bruise.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:15:56 PM EDT
Only happens with bench, but always... Doesn't matter how much weight or which bench I've used (many different ones in different gyms).

I don't lift that much.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:16:18 PM EDT
Uh my dad is a doc.

Go see a doc and pay your bill!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:17:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 8:17:17 PM EDT by DigDug]
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:20:13 PM EDT
I get the same bruises in that area following a heavy bench day. after a while, they should quit showing up except days when you do heavy weight.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:21:16 PM EDT
Another vote that the padding on your bench isn't that good. I get them when I bench on a thinly padded bench. For a while I actually started developing calous spots there until the bench got recovered.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:21:43 PM EDT
+3 for the becnh padding.

Is your bench really narrow? Looks like you are getting pinched/bruised by the sides of the bench.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:22:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MEDICMAN29:
I get the same bruises in that area following a heavy bench day. after a while, they should quit showing up except days when you do heavy weight.





We all know he can't lift shit.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:23:47 PM EDT
Padding on the bench appears normal. I've used all sorts of different benches in different gyms. Don't bruise easily. These show up immediately after benching (these are 1 hour fresh).

What's the deal with leukemia?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:23:58 PM EDT
Don't worry about it, it is because of the bench itself. How much weight are you lifting? When I rep, it is usually with about 250 and I get marks like that from the benches that I use. It depends on the padding.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:26:14 PM EDT
I dont know about the brusies but you have something more important to worry about, those damn orange spots.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:28:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:29:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 8:30:40 PM EDT by patchouli]

Originally Posted By lefthandblack:
Don't worry about it, it is because of the bench itself. How much weight are you lifting? When I rep, it is usually with about 250 and I get marks like that from the benches that I use. It depends on the padding.



Tonight 225x5, 275x1, (135x15 x2sets)


Orange blobs are blocking out tattoos, so people here don't think I'm a slut.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:34:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By repub18:
I dont know about the brusies but you have something more important to worry about, those damn orange spots.


I tried to tell him, but he didn't listen.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:41:40 PM EDT
You're a narcoleptic and when you fall asleep cow-mutilating aliens give you love-hickies.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:43:02 PM EDT
... Throttle back on the Creatine intake
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:07:32 PM EDT
It's ghosts.

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Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:17:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By repub18:
I dont know about the brusies but you have something more important to worry about, those damn orange spots.



I thought he probably just dropped a bag of Cheetohs on the bench between sets...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:19:22 PM EDT


Dude, yer dead That's just the blood pooling when you lay down !

Nothing to worry about, just don't show up at any arfcommer's houses and let THEM see that.

You're likely to get nuked from orbit, for a zombie


Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:23:39 PM EDT
"i see dead people"
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:24:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... Throttle back on the Creatine intake



Okay, I've gotta know about this. How would Creatine do THAT?
All it gives me is water retention, and gets me pumped up and warmed into my max working weight faster. Nothing else.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:47:34 AM EDT
I don't take creatine.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:40:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 5:42:45 AM EDT by LWilde]
First stage of Kaposi's Sarcoma....
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Just kidding!!!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:51:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By patchouli:
Padding on the bench appears normal. I've used all sorts of different benches in different gyms. Don't bruise easily. These show up immediately after benching (these are 1 hour fresh).

What's the deal with leukemia?



Don't worry, it isn't leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer...no real bruising involved.

I would worry about Hemophilia. Hemophiliacs lack clotting factors in their blood. They tend to bruise easily and can bleed out and die from a simple cut. I would get checked soon.

Better yet, go with the weight bench theory. Try adding additonal padding to the bench. The problem is that your shoulder blades rotate as you raise and lower the weight. The edge of the shoulder blade is fairly sharp and can damage muscle tissue as you lift. I wouldn't worry about it much.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:54:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By patchouli:
What's the deal with leukemia?



Don't sweat it. It will pass
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:55:15 AM EDT
maybe your anemic. i had an iron deficiency and i got weird random bruises all over all the time.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:02:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:
Don't worry, it isn't leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer...no real bruising involved.

I would worry about Hemophilia. Hemophiliacs lack clotting factors in their blood. They tend to bruise easily and can bleed out and die from a simple cut. I would get checked soon.

Better yet, go with the weight bench theory. Try adding additonal padding to the bench. The problem is that your shoulder blades rotate as you raise and lower the weight. The edge of the shoulder blade is fairly sharp and can damage muscle tissue as you lift. I wouldn't worry about it much.



I hope you are joking, otherwise you just made a glaring demonstration of your lack of knowledge.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:20:50 AM EDT
For someone who lifts weights, you sure do wine a lot.


j/k

i just think it means your a freak. I've never seen anyone bruise like that when lifting weights.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:21:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LWilde:
First stage of Kaposi's Sarcoma....
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Just kidding!!!


Ergh...
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:26:05 AM EDT
It's just from the pressure. It's blood I think. I get it sometimes on my chest when I pull in too hard on my brother's AK and shoot it. It's just blood that's came just underneath the surface of the skin I'm sure. You just need more padding.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:32:49 AM EDT
Start taking a vitamin C supplement and see if that helps. Its cheap and you could have a deficiency causing the bruising. I would also fold a towel and put it on your bench too to see if it helps. I dont think you need to see a doc unless you notice you are bruising elsewhere easily or if you are getting little pin point red marks called pettichiae. These are basically rupturing blood vessels and ppl with clotting disorders get those.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:33:08 AM EDT
same thing happens when I use the hack squat... the seams in the vinyl press neat little bruise lines into my shoulders...no biggie.

I wonder if you aren't arching your back too much when you bench creating too much pressure on the shoulders which results in the bruises. Try keeping your back flat or adding a terry towel for additional padding and see if that doesn't help.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:38:16 AM EDT
Those'll buff right out.

+1 on the bench / lack of padding.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:42:13 AM EDT
+ whatever on lack of bench padding.

looks like little pin pricks of blood right under the skin. unless you're bleeding out of an oriface I wouldn't worry about it.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:43:02 AM EDT
A bench you are using just happens to be the perfect width to cause that. As others have said, you are getting pinched between the bench and your shoulder blades.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:56:26 AM EDT
I get the same type of bruising (no pain) from the seams on the padding on the standing calf raise machine that I use. They go away within 2 days or so. I would not be too worried about it. Just my .02 cents.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:03:15 PM EDT
I wouldn't worry about it too much, unless you have these mystery marks on your knees as well. Relax, I'm just shittin ya.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:06:25 PM EDT
I can't help you with the bruises but I still love your board name!!!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:10:10 PM EDT
looks like your a bleeder............

try a different bench
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:23:16 PM EDT
Lookn into a bench.


Oh and BTW, do some lat work!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 3:34:13 PM EDT
10-4 on the lats... asshole


I've lost a lot of bulk and muscle since I've started cycling and running.
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