No blood no foul?
So how does one end up with bruises like these after a workout? Leave it to me of course. I don’t normally do a full body scan after my workouts, but I noticed these bruises in after my workout last night. I’m not sure if my shoulders always look like this after I bench, or if it was just the mother of all bench workouts that I did yesterday that put me over the edge? I’m going to have to check next week to see if they show up again. Getting bruises and battle scars from lifting can actually be pretty cool. I’m not sure how cool armpit bruises from benching are, but a big old stripe across the back of your neck from benching….that’s cool. I’ve had that one a few times now. Those are always neat because you can see the knurling in the bruise. And of course, the most common weight lifting injury are the chunks of flesh left on the deadlift bar. Deadlifting is notorious for tearing up people’s shins. I have never actually lost any skin to deadlifting, but I’ve definitely come home with a few bruises. The thing about deadlifting, is that you can tear up your shins with just about any weight. So it can be misleading.
This was done with a whopping 135 pounds in a crossfit gym…..see.
I was talking with a fellow powerlifter (a guy) after the gym last night, and I mentioned by benching bruises. I also mentioned my previous squatting bruises and my theory on deadlifting injuries. His repsonse….”where have you been all my life?” My answer….”in the gym!” Come on guys…..give us girls some credit! I know I can’t lift as much as most full grown men (teenagers on the other hand….), but occasionally move some weight around. And more importantly, I can spot a sissy in the gym (guy or girl) from a mile away!!!