I has them.
I'm not going to post pictures (I'm sure you're all making sad faces now), so you'll just have to take my word for it.
On both legs, near where my thigh joins the hip. Right under my pants pockets, essentially. Apparently my legs got swole (comparatively) pretty damn fast. I didn't take measurements before hand, but a bunch of my shorts and pants fit funny now. Which is both annoying and awesome.
My girlfriend claims cocoa butter will help them heal.
Anyone else got any training related skin abnormalities they'd like to discuss?
Funny, I have exactly the same thing.
i am like lulz. this may lead to another racial debate like the one on rip's forum. lulz....
stretch marks are normal and is a must for adult males getting strong.
this one is not so much lolz but i have a tan line at my bicep peak lulz.
ok, but the funny part is that the stretch marks are in exactly the same location as mine, even though a grew all over the place.
Your girlfriend is out to lunch. There ain't no cure and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. No oil, salve, ointment, or magic incantation removes stretch marks. ... and there's no magic diet or kangaroo oil that will keep you from getting them. Some people get em and some people don't.
Originally Posted by tertius
Welcome to the club.
i have battle scars in the exact same location too. pretty much top of the thigh under where the pants pocket would be. also some pretty savage ones in the armpits
There are already many well established side-effects of Starting Strength. They've been discussed numerous times, there have been pleas to Rip to include these in a disclaimer in the 3rd edition of SS:BBT, there have even been threats of claiming for compensation from Rip as a result of following SS.
You will get stretch marks.
You will have to buy new clothes.
Your character may be called into question with 'steroid' allegations.
Your food bill will dramatically increase.
You will have chaffing between your thighs in the summer.
You might bloody your shins.
You are going to hurt some/all of the time.
You may get fat, if YNDTP.
You will dislike personal trainers, even if they were your friend before.
There are probably more.
Originally Posted by Carlos Daniel
Mine are vastly beyond just that location. Gaining 50lbs you get stretch marks on your upper back (near armpits), ALL over my ass (thanks, squats) and around my hips to where you describe, plus a little here and there.