Massive gains can put stress on your skin – here’s how to avoid stretch marks.

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When you think about stretch marks – the first thing that comes to mind are women during pregnancy. That’s because the sudden and rapid growth of a child in a woman’s womb puts a lot of sudden stress on the skin. Something similar also happens with bodybuilders who start making sudden and massive gains. That bulking muscle stretches out the skin – and for some can lead to the same kind of stretch marks.

If untreated they can become permanent, very similar to scar tissue. And while there is no 100% guaranteed solution, there are ways you can help prevent this from occurring and even treat current stretch marks in their early phases. Don’t let your hard-earned physique get ruined by stretch mark scarring. Get the Straight Facts from Jerry Brainum in the episode above!

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