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.
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.
lol. 'Here and there.'
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt
Yeah, I have them as well. Granted, I got mine when I start progressing through puberty. They've gotten worse with strength training. I have them all over my biceps. Go figure, eh. Also have them on my sexy love handles. They will start fading in time. There are creams that help. Nothing 'cures' or erases them. At best, you can find some creams that make them less visible.
I don't give a shit about my stretch marks, but it makes for interesting conversation. If you're worried about getting girls, I'd suggest you worry more about getting richer than about getting rid of your stretch marks.
Some people get stretch marks easier than others. It has to do with the elasticity of the skin as to how badly you'll get them and also how fast you're gaining weight in relation to how quickly the skin can adapt to the new growth.
Badge of honor from making rapid gains. Welcome to the club.
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.