Popping...veins

  • JackSilver

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    Apr 04, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    Well, I've always been somewhat vascular, and now I've started working out and the veins seems to show even more! It used to only show on my arms up till my elbow and a little bit on the calves, but now it's starting to show all over my arms and even my thighs. It seemed cool, for a while, but it just seems creepy after some time...

    Last time I went home, my mother kinda freaked out a little (and it wasn't so obvious then). I tried telling her it isn't a big deal, but she just gave me that "but still!?" look. I can't tell her it looks hot, so any suggestions on how to handle her?

    As for myself, I'm just worried that I'll accidentally scratch myself one day and puncture a vein or something... (is it possible?) Would it be become a potential health hazard? If yes does anyone know how to deal with it?
  • TexanMan82

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    Apr 06, 2010 12:37 AM GMT
    The things people worry about....
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    Apr 08, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    I wish I were more vascular. Even when I was in better shape playing soccer in high school, the only veins that showed (rarely) were on my under forearms. I wish I knew how to get my bicep veins to show...
  • chris_dallas

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    Apr 08, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    i wouldnt worry she will get used to it haha just tell her its normal

    can we see pics of these poping veins haha
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    Apr 08, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
    JackSilver said...
    As for myself, I'm just worried that I'll accidentally scratch myself one day and puncture a vein or something... (is it possible?) Would it be become a potential health hazard? If yes does anyone know how to deal with it?


    You're cute icon_smile.gif

    Re "puncture hazards": You're making stuff up in your head to get scared of -- like monsters under the bed.

    If you scratch/cut yourself and break the skin, you'll bleed. The amount of blood depends on the size of the cut and the number of blood vessels in the area. This is true independent of your vascularity. So... relax!

    As for "how to deal with it" -- vascularity is a measure of your body fat levels.

    Drop body fat -- increase vascularity.

    Gain body fat -- lose vascularity.

    You're losing body fat now.

    If you decide you don't like how you look, just put some body fat back on.

    My guess is that if you post pictures, everyone here will say you look fine, and that it's just because your recent body fat levels are new to you (and your mom) that it seems freaky. But without pictures, I'm just guessing.

    I've seen this happen before in families that don't have any experience with gyms or fitness. One son goes to the gym for the first time, loses some body fat, gains some muscle, and everyone in the family freaks out. "You're wasting away!" "I can see your veins!" "You're going to cut yourself and bleed to death!" "Here, eat this fatty thing so you can look like we do again!"

    * tickles Jack *
  • EricLA

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    Apr 08, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    Moms worry. That's what they do. My mother thinks I look too thin and should eat more. Even though she's seen me with my six-pack, she just doesn't get it.
  • chris_dallas

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    Apr 08, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    PAJohn said
    EricLA saidMoms worry. That's what they do. My mother thinks I look too thin and should eat more. Even though she's seen me with my six-pack, she just doesn't get it.


    My mother asked the doctor to look at my stomach once during a checkup. "What are those bumps on his stomach?" she asked. It was just muscles on a skinny kid - what we now call a six-pack.



    haha tht is hilarious!
    do u have any pics dude? haha slash do u still have tht six pack?
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    Apr 08, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    Vascular arms are HOT! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

    When I was vascular, my mom told me I was too skinny and needed to eat more. I told her I think I look hot, and j/o to myself in the mirror 3+x/day.

    Then again, I'm kinda blunt and she's used to that. I told her last week that I'm almost back to that same level of fitness and sent pics. Again, she told me I'm getting too skinny and not eating right. I told her that her perception is just skewed because she's too fat.

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  • JackSilver

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    Apr 12, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    Well thank for the info and experience guys.

    @ IguanaSF: They don't have to make me, I'll do it once I get home, non stop... But the plus side is my dad will think I don't have enough money to eat and loosen up the next time I need money ^^ (still a student)

    I guess maybe I'm not getting everything right with my routine then, cuz veins are starting to show everywhere, but my beer belly (which I got from sitting around to much after high school) shows no sign of going anywhere...

    Well I'm only four weeks into gym so hopefully everything will turn out fine *fingers crossed*
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    Apr 12, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    Show this pic to your mom. Maybe she'll stop nagging you. icon_lol.gif

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    Apr 12, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    JackSilver saidWell, I've always been somewhat vascular, and now I've started working out and the veins seems to show even more! It used to only show on my arms up till my elbow and a little bit on the calves, but now it's starting to show all over my arms and even my thighs. It seemed cool, for a while, but it just seems creepy after some time...

    Last time I went home, my mother kinda freaked out a little (and it wasn't so obvious then). I tried telling her it isn't a big deal, but she just gave me that "but still!?" look. I can't tell her it looks hot, so any suggestions on how to handle her?

    As for myself, I'm just worried that I'll accidentally scratch myself one day and puncture a vein or something... (is it possible?) Would it be become a potential health hazard? If yes does anyone know how to deal with it?


    Vascularization is a response to exercise. Just as your body builds bigger muscles under load, your nerves, and blood supply, get bigger, too. This is ALL VERY GOOD. This NOT a hazard, but, an indicator of excellent conditioning and good blood flow. The more FIT you are, and the LEANER you are, the more vascular you will be. Heavy capillarization is indicative of EXCEPTIONAL conditioning and OUTSTANDING fitness. It's a very good thing. When your body is used, it increase its blood supply. If you don't exercise your cardiovascular system fades. When you exercise, you get large veins and capillaries (to deliver all that blood needed to exercise intently) and get leaner.

    Your mother is ignorant. You'll need to educate her.
  • JackSilver

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    Apr 13, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    xrichx saidShow this pic to your mom. Maybe she'll stop nagging you. icon_lol.gif

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    I know veins are hot, this is way to much...

    My condition is in no way similar to this guy, Chuckystud and MuchMoreThanMuscle pretty much explains it all. I've been paying more attention to my body and what they say is actually making sense to me. Every time after I've exercised and feel dehydrated, the veins seem show more easily.

    There's one more advantage though (other that tipping the hot scale), when I donate blood or need a blood sample, the newbie nurses won't have to treat me like a pin cushion.^^
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    Apr 13, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    Anyone that tells you capillarization doesn't increase as a result of exercise is an idiot. Heat, and exercise, along with various chemicals affecting the smooth muscle (vascular system), DOES cause vasodilation. Being "dry" pulls the subcutaneous water out of your outer skin and makes one "tighter" but veins do respond to exercise, as most qualified folks know.

    In a 1999 UNT study of lay folks versus pro and advanced competitive bodybuilders, the bodybuilders had better fitness levels, better lipid profiles, lived longer / had lower mortality rates, earned more, and were better educated. Many of those folks have taken testosterone for DECADES. Anyone saying that it is a cosmetic deception is clueless. Anyone competitive often does 3-a-day workouts, and is in OUTSTANDING physical condition. Viewers, at some point you need to let common sense, and not misinformation, prevail.

    I should also add that for HIV+ patients, testosterone at 1000mg plus weekly MARKEDLY increases positive outcomes and quality of life, and, remains a treatment of choice for male HIV+ patients.
  • rnch

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    Apr 13, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    many guys here would love to have your "problem". icon_smile.gif
  • janu88

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    Dec 06, 2010 9:35 AM GMT
    rnch saidmany guys here would love to have your "problem". icon_smile.gif


    Why?
    i´ve always had veins show a little..
    but now when i have lost 15 lbs from my normal weight...
    my veins have popped out only on my left leg..
    and its soo irritating....
    want to get rid of it... they look disgusting.

    exchange anybody? icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 06, 2010 9:50 AM GMT
    xrichx saidShow this pic to your mom. Maybe she'll stop nagging you. icon_lol.gif

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    bwahahahahaha...that would be good (and easy) practice for blood draws
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:08 AM GMT
    if you ever worry about too many veins popping..just intake more calories and good fats. don't worry haha
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    Dec 06, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    KDean861 saidI wish I were more vascular. Even when I was in better shape playing soccer in high school, the only veins that showed (rarely) were on my under forearms. I wish I knew how to get my bicep veins to show...


    When I started doing a lot of freestanding handstand pushups I started to notice the veins in my biceps started to show. Maybe that'll do the trick for you too?
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    Dec 06, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    xrichx saidShow this pic to your mom. Maybe she'll stop nagging you. icon_lol.gif

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  • NerdLifter

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    Dec 06, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    xrichx saidShow this pic to your mom. Maybe she'll stop nagging you. icon_lol.gif

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    Veins are hot and all, but this is just a bit too much.
  • Sparkycat

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    Dec 06, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    It means you have extremely high blood pressure, and your heart is in danger of exploding.

  • Dec 06, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    Man.... you are complaining about being ripped!

    Geez!