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    Unhappy Strech Marks

    Just a quick question about strech marks....is there anyway to avoid them???
    I am all natural but the other day in the gym i noticed the start of 2 strech marks on my arm where the bicept meets the sholuder....
    Any advice on what to do....I want to keep building but i dont want the strech marks....... Any and all advise is welcomed.....By ther way is there any way to treat them or make them less noticeable, also i was planing to compeat in a natural bodybuilding contest this summer will this affect my chance??
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    it wont too much if its not noticeable. get some vitamin E oil and i think its cocoa butter and it'll help lessen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensaispike
    also i was planing to compeat in a natural bodybuilding contest this summer will this affect my chance??
    affect your chance of what.....competing?!?!?!.....c'monnnn now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle
    affect your chance of what.....competing?!?!?!.....c'monnnn now

    actually it is a valid question. any type of striation can take away from the look of hardness and definition. Have several friends who are in professional competitions on a regualr basis who've told me a little here and there. although it may be a very minute thing, it is still something to think about.

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    cool thanks..... i guess i will try some cocoa butter and all that....

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    have you tried a cream with vitamin E?

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    no not yet but i will

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    vitamin shoppe has some **** for it...try it out

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    I have stretch marks all over my biceps and where my pecs meet my shoulders. It's horrible and I hate it, and since I'm dark they look almost neon . Anyway, all that helps is more tanning, it helps it to blend in a bit.

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    I recently bought Strivectin (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/...type=4&subid=0) but haven't used it yet.

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    definitely trying to keep moisturized is the way to go...the more supple you can keep the skin the more it can stretch without too much trauma...but if you are growing really quickly you may not be able to do much about it...if you are tanning, self tanner rubbed on helps blend them into the surrounding area and make them less noticeable...

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    follow up....

    i was doing some reading on medscape about retin a.....it can be used to help diminish the appearance of the stretch marks once they do form....here's a bit from the clinical review article:


    Hypertrophic Scars, Keloids, Acne Scars, and Striae
    Increased epidermal proliferation and new collagen formation contribute to the improvement of hypertrophic scars, keloids, and acne scars (Verschoore, 1993). In an open-label, multicenter, prospective study, topical tretinoin 0.1% significantly improved the clinical appearance of pregnancy-induced stretch marks (Rangel, Arias, Garcia, & Lopez-Padilla, 2001). Striae originating from weight gain or endocrine-related disorders could likewise benefit from the use of topical retinoid therapy.
    hope this helps.....

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    You call those stretch marks j/k bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackman
    You call those stretch marks j/k bro

    lol i thought the same thing.. i look like i;ve been in a battle with a badger..

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    almost everybodybuilder in the world has noticeable stretch marks, when you get really tanned and then that bronzer **** should cover it but hurt your chanced i really doubt it

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