Save My Shoulders!
July 3, 2010 5:47 AM Subscribe
Can you help me stop getting broken blood vessels on my shoulders at the gym?
posted by dayintoday to health & fitness (6 answers total)
When I use the leg press machine and the calf raise machine at my gym, my shoulders are pressed so hard that I get ugly broken blood vessels. I've stopped doing the calf raise machine altogether, but would like to continue doing the leg press. (My gym's leg press is not like this one
. It has pads for your shoulders and the sled moves, not the foot plate; it looks ancient compared to all the leg press pictures I'm seeing online.)
The trainer at the gym says my form is fine, so it's not that. It happened even when the weight was rather light, so I don't think the amount of weight I use now is a problem. I roll up towels and put them on the shoulder pads of the machine, but that hasn't helped.
The marks seem to appear right along where the seams of my t-shirt are. Are there any women's t-shirts that don't have seams across the shoulders? Should I wear old lady tops with shoulder pads? (Please let the answer to that one be a resounding no.) Other ideas?