Thursday, June 25, 2009

Any idea what this is?

I was at work today and suddenly noticed this....

Any idea what it is????

It's a bruise on my bicep. We were doing a ton of heavy bicep curls last night and I think that may have been what caused it. Could be push-ups too, but I don't think so based on where it is on my arm. I got something like this once before on a different part of my arm. It doesn't hurt at all, and it didn't while working out either. I don't think it's any harm - kind of a war wound for working out hard.


Cammy said...

Ooh, a sports injury! Those are to be treasured. :)

Has someone gripped your (nicely-shaped) bicep? It kind of looks like fingerprints to me.

Syl said...

tell your hubby to be more gentle :-) Just kidding!
not sure where that could be from but I hope it heals soon!
oh and you can get on my track any time! just be prepared for the emotional rollercoaster that comes with it :-)

Heidi said...

Nope, nobody testing out my muscles - heehee.

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...


Have a great weekend, don't run into anything & get more bruises!

Lorna said...

I get those too Heidi - they're from the microtrauma to the cells - muscle cells are being abused and sometimes there are micro-tears that bleed a wee bit. Of course, muscle cell trauma is kind of the goal - it's that work that makes you strong! I've read that they can be a pre-indicator of a serious injury though (from working out too hard) - hamstrings often bruise before they're pulled for example. Still, mine come and go and don't hurt and I get better so I don't fuss much. I do make sure I take 48 hours off after any run >15km - that's when I see bruising in the area of my IT band!