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Old 11-10-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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crossfit- BAD SIDE EFFECT

And the side effect is...stretch marks
I'm getting them on my love handles and HUGE one just showed up today on my thigh.

Any ways to prevent future marks?
I already have been drinking a gallon of water a day for three months and using cocoa butter.


(p.s. I was shocked. I did a search of the forums and this hadn't come up yet.)
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:07 AM   #2
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I think you should stop working out immediately and never work out again.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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^ not sure if serious....
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #4
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Re: crossfit- BAD SIDE EFFECT

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And the side effect is...stretch marks
I'm getting them on my love handles and HUGE one just showed up today on my thigh.

Any ways to prevent future marks?
I already have been drinking a gallon of water a day for three months and using cocoa butter.


(p.s. I was shocked. I did a search of the forums and this hadn't come up yet.)
Coming from someone who just had her 2nd baby, I used Bio-oil (the generic version) daily and did an apricot scrub (St. Ive's) about 2-3 times per week. I had no stretch marks this time around, although I had a small amount on my first pregnancy that faded fairly quickly. Best of luck
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:28 PM   #5
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Re: crossfit- BAD SIDE EFFECT

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And the side effect is...stretch marks
I'm getting them on my love handles and HUGE one just showed up today on my thigh.

Any ways to prevent future marks?
I already have been drinking a gallon of water a day for three months and using cocoa butter.


(p.s. I was shocked. I did a search of the forums and this hadn't come up yet.)
Apparently, massaging the area with oil,like olive oil will work wonders.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:25 AM   #6
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Apparently, massaging the area with oil,like olive oil will work wonders.
I've heard Vitamin E works like this.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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These are all pretty Paleo, too. Great Job!!!!
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #8
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Just get a huge crossfit tattoo on the stretch marks.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:15 AM   #9
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And the side effect is...stretch marks
I'm getting them on my love handles and HUGE one just showed up today on my thigh.

Any ways to prevent future marks?
I already have been drinking a gallon of water a day for three months and using cocoa butter.


(p.s. I was shocked. I did a search of the forums and this hadn't come up yet.)
Are you saying that the stretch-marks are from working out or from being overweight or from pregnancy?

I ask not to be rude but because of the way you referred to yourself.

Also you must remember stretch marks are scare's from the skin being pulled to tight. Scare's do heal but they can take up to two years or more to do so. There are lots of home remedies but don't get to caught up in them, moisture is the best way to treat a scare and that is why oils of all sorts work. Vitamin E can help as well but you need to rub it on the scare not swallow it.

I was once extremely overweight and had a ton of stretch-marks but as time has passed they have faded or gone away completely so just take your time and see if you can pin point the cause more than how to get rid of them.

Hope that helps
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:48 PM   #10
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Are you saying that the stretch-marks are from working out or from being overweight or from pregnancy?

I ask not to be rude but because of the way you referred to yourself.

Also you must remember stretch marks are scare's from the skin being pulled to tight. Scare's do heal but they can take up to two years or more to do so. There are lots of home remedies but don't get to caught up in them, moisture is the best way to treat a scare and that is why oils of all sorts work. Vitamin E can help as well but you need to rub it on the scare not swallow it.

I was once extremely overweight and had a ton of stretch-marks but as time has passed they have faded or gone away completely so just take your time and see if you can pin point the cause more than how to get rid of them.

Hope that helps

I'm losing the fat and gaining the muscle to fat mostly.
(btw not rude at all) :-)
I've noticed that the cocoa butter with vitamin E lotion is kinda keeping them at bay and I'll try the scrub routine (any reason that it has to be apricot beucase I have a sugar scrub now)
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