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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Why does my chest look all bloated after a chest workout?

It seems like everytime I do a full chest workout, the night of and the next day or two after, my chest looks bloated.

I'm assuming it isn't a bad thing, physically, but I hate the way it looks. It's not a good bloated, either. It looks like I am walking around trying to be a hard ass, lol

Any ideas? Any way to keep this from happening? My arms, legs, etc...dont do this, just chest. Maybe this is a sign that I need to work it more often?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 10:25 PM
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ussually the bloat or enlargment in your muscfles is from all the blood pumped into that particular muscle during your workout...but having the same bloat the next day after is unussual

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 11:51 PM
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Are you really sore in those muscles when this happens? Sometimes the muscle fibers get swollen from being excessively broken down.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-16-2002, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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definitely sore when it happens...

It only happens when I slam my chest really hard. If I do a light workout, I dont get 'swoll', lol

But, light workouts dont feel like they do anything, so I am screwed either way.

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Remember that you are actually tearing the muscle fibers when you do instense resistance training. The swelling is definitely from that tearing. That kind of soreness is actually not good. You should be able to feel that you worked out, but not to the point where you are extremely sore to the touch.
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not that sore...

It's really not that sore, I can lift again the day after, as long as I warm up.

It is a good sore, imho, not an un-bearable sore. But, I can definitely see a size increase the day after.

My workout partner didn't believe me until the first time we did chest work. The next day I looked like a Hoss!

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And you were complaining....
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-19-2002, 07:04 PM
 
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Re: not that sore...

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It's really not that sore, I can lift again the day after, as long as I warm up.

It is a good sore, imho, not an un-bearable sore. But, I can definitely see a size increase the day after.

My workout partner didn't believe me until the first time we did chest work. The next day I looked like a Hoss!

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never work any muscels accept abs and forearms every day, theyr muscel fibers are tailored more toward endurance and can revocer quickly but the big ones like chest arms, back, legs should be not more than once every three or more days!!!!! you dont have time to recover and rebuild the muscel if you do it every day or every other day.
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I know to give a day or two for it to rebuild, I'm just saying I COULD work it again the day after, but I dont...

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Re: Re: not that sore...

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never work any muscels accept abs and forearms every day, theyr muscel fibers are tailored more toward endurance and can revocer quickly but the big ones like chest arms, back, legs should be not more than once every three or more days!!!!! you dont have time to recover and rebuild the muscel if you do it every day or every other day.
Add calves to the list of "endurance" muscles as well.

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I know to give a day or two for it to rebuild, I'm just saying I COULD work it again the day after, but I dont...

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As far as I know, for those major muscles you should always give at least 2 days rest. The only exception being abs.
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