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Hi, I'm a 19 year old male and I've been working out for 2 years . Stretch marks started appearing a little over a year ago and they haven't stopped since. There's a ridiculous amount of stretching on my shoulders and now, after two years, I'm starting to see it on my left bicep.
Someone recommended Z3N M3D(sry about the numbers), I bought it and I have to tell you it's the biggest rip off in the history of medication. BioOil seems to work, but the fadeaway rate of BioOil is simply much, much slower than the appearance rate of the stretch marks. I used to drink a lot of protein and creatine (creatine only for a while), but now I've stopped and for about 3 months I've been taking 400mg to a 1000mg of Vitamin E (hopefully there are no side effects, according to the internet). It seems to contribute, but certainly not fast enough, let alone prevention. Currently I don't work out, I just do the occasional chin up at home on my chin up bar, but that's all.

What should I do? Any recommendations? Do I have to stop working out because of this. Looking at myself I don't seem to match the average bodybuilding male, I weigh 150 lbs and I think my BMI is perfect (the minimum amount of fat for my height/age), but Im sure my limit hasn't been reached and my skin is just being stubborn
 

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As a competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer, I'll tell you this:

You definately don't need to stop working out.

In fact, it's almost normal. To the point where serious lifters show them off as battle scars.

The first time they come out you might be scared and stuff, but afterwards you just don't care and you keep on focusing on your progress in the gym.

I'm almost 100 lbs. heavier than you and I can tell you that I've picked up a few, but I would rather be my size and as strong as I am with a few strechmarks that people can't notice than being without them and having the body of a "normal" person.

Keep with it, train hard, don't stop. Keep using the anti-sm regimen, such as you're using now and you'll be alright.
 

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Like I stated in another threat, try strivectin, it works pretty good on new stretch marks. they fade pretty quickly, its pretty expensive (100/6oz tube) but in my opinion its well worth it. Otherwise you can also apply baby oil right out of the shower then cocobutter on yourself, also do this at night cause you grow in your sleep. my bf got a lot of stretch marks on his arms from lifting but after tanning so much you couldnt see it but i think it makes it worse
 
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