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Tips to Prevent Stretch Marks from Bodybuilding

What Are Some Causes of Stretch Marks?

There is no escape from extend marks; it influences both men and ladies eventually in their life. In ladies it happens essentially amid pregnancy as the stomach gets greater to oblige a developing child. In men extend imprints are uncommon however it generally happens in the muscle heads. Weight training is a typical reason for extend imprints and it shows up in the individuals who have spent extend periods of time in the rec center. Extend imprints are brought on by incessant extending of the skin because of weight changes, particularly at the season of adolescence and amid the procedure of working out.

Why do Bodybuilders Get Stretch Marks?

Bodybuilding sounds interesting but it becomes frustrating when it comes to stretch marks. This problem occurs in bodybuilders because of the increased muscle that develops quickly by lifting weights due to which the skin become damaged as it tries to expand to the new muscle. The problem that bodybuilders encounter is that the increased muscle they gain from lifting weights, develops so quickly that the skin becomes damaged, as it tries to expand to the new muscle. Mechanical stretching is a cause of stretch marks.
When the skin expands, small tears in the skin are caused that are recognized as scars or stretch marks. One more reason why stretch marks are so common in bodybuilders is that they release hormones which greatly affect the elasticity of the skin.

The Areas Mainly Affected

Every bodybuilder gets stretch marks. Some have only a few marks on their chest or biceps while others may develop all over the body. The color of the skin matters a lot in the appearance of stretch marks. On some skin tone, it is clearly visible while in some it gets blended with it and can be seen only on close observation or from certain angles. The main parts of the bodybuilders where stretch marks occur are chest, back, arms, forearms as well as lower biceps.

Prevention Tips

There are several ways through which you can prevent the occurrence of stretching lines. You can only get rid of it, if you treat the root cause of it.

Following points should be considered for preventing stretch marks:

  • The rapid muscle growth causes stretch marks. You can avoid it by doing it slowly and allowing the skin to grow and expand with its own speed.
  • Vitamins help to prevent stretch marks and by taking a quality multivitamin and supplements based on zinc and vitamin E helps to boost the production of natural collagen in the skin.
  • Taking care of your overall health will help dealing with this condition. Keep yourself hydrated all the time and it is highly beneficial to bodybuilders who face a lot of exertion in lifting heavy weights. Water minimizes the effect of stretching shiny lines.
  • Smoking reduces the skin’s ability to repair from the damage caused by over-stretching, so you must avoid smoking to prevent this condition.

Different Treatments of Stretch Marks

It is difficult to get rid of these lines. You can reduce its appearance without making much effort when it is in the initial stage. But over time it is not easy and if the prevention methods don’t help then it becomes essential to try some other treatments for it.
Stretch mark creams in the market helps in reducing the scars and also prevents future scarring. Stretching lines that develop on the body during bodybuilding recently can be easily treated with the use of lotions and creams. Creams that are effective and strong will target the main source of streak by deeply absorbing into the skin and helping in the production of collagen.

Expert Opinion

Bodybuilders commonly get streak and it can be avoided by being careful while building muscles. It is better to treat it when it is in its initial stage. Don’t try to gain or lose weight too fast. Adopt a gradual technique to lessen mechanical stress on the epidermal layer of the skin. Apply the creams that are a combination of useful ingredients in regions where stretch marks mostly develops.