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Old 04-22-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
Laura R Laslett
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Why do i have armpit bruises?

I am really perplexed. I have several linear bruises under my arms. They donít hurt or anything they are just strange. They appeared after a wod of front squats, rowing, pull-ups (banded), and burpies. Has anyone had this, or have an explanation? My husband is starting to think I have some kinky double life, I would love to have a plausible reason to give him. Plus I am just curious. Thanks -Laura
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: Why do i have armpit bruises?

Some people bruise easy during exercise...

If you're doing a lot of lat heavy work it's possible to have that happen
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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Re: Why do i have armpit bruises?

Sometimes when I do lots of swimming my shoulders and triceps turn really red for a few hours afterwords, kinda' like I have a bad sunburn.

Maybe sweat + whatever you were wearing (material), maybe you are a bit allergic? That would make sense with the rowing because of the arm movment!
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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Re: Why do i have armpit bruises?

It's very possible you were actually hitting yourself in the armpits repeatedly while rowing. I'm not flexible enough to do that, but I think most women would be.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:38 PM   #5
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Re: Why do i have armpit bruises?

pull ups with bands? maybe its that.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:09 AM   #6
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Re: Why do i have armpit bruises?

Just tell your husband CrossFit is a cruel mistress.
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