chungo44 saidIf I ever do calf raises I get bruises along my shoulders. just consider them war wounds
that's just because of the shoulder pads on the machine
I've never popped a blood vessel, though I have seen a guy pop one in the side of his face while lifting WAY more than he needed to be. If it'd been inside his brain it would've killed him (fucking dumbass). He splattered his spotter and got it all over the wall next to the power rack.
If you're blowing blood vessels, you're cranking your blood pressure to dangerously high levels and you need to back the hell off before you cause serious problems.