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Bruised Trapezius
Im still new to working out, and after a session where i did a lot of work on my back muscles I woke up the next morning with marks on both my shoulderblades/trapezius muscles.
Ive managed to find out that this is a common thing if youve overworked yourself and just bruising. but no advice as to where to go from here.
There marks are still there and the area is still sore, but im itching to get back to the gym and start lifting again!
Do i want to completely avoid working my back until all signs of damage are gone and then go back to the same size weights, or do i want to go down 2.5-5kg?
Or, should i hit the gym as soon as, with much lighter weights just to keep the muscles moving and working?
03-07-2018 02:23 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
Did you have the bar resting on your traps or were you just doing a bunch of work to train your traps? They're not the same.
03-07-2018 04:14 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
If possible post a pic
03-07-2018 04:19 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
its not from a bar, the exercises i think may have done it were lateral raises and one arm dumbell row

*same both sides, but that one was more pronounced


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03-07-2018 04:52 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
That looks more like an abrasion mark from a bench. Have you done any other lifts that place your back on a bench or against a pad? Is it tender to the touch or is it more of a general muscle soreness?
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03-07-2018 08:50 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
Unless you're in some sort of terrible pain, carry on my wheyward son.
03-07-2018 09:28 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
I wouldn't worry about it unless it refuses to heal or you start sprouting wings.
03-07-2018 09:31 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
I have a similar problem.

Here's a picture my girlfriend helped me take.

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Thoughts?

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03-07-2018 09:50 PM
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RE: Bruised Trapezius
Incline bench press and dumbbell skull crushers?

Im going back tonight, got a different workout planned, think the only major back exercise is a lateral pull down,

fortuitously im not growing wings.... you might want to get that looked at?
03-08-2018 01:42 AM
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