Bio-Oil 4.2oz: Multiuse Skincare Oil

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

[Skin Concern] Any tips on how to make a scar less visible? [R]

4 days, 5 hours agoIdiopathicNonsense posted submission on SkincareAddiction.
March 25, 2020

So last summer I fell into a bonfire and burned my left foot in the process. It took way too long for the wound to heal and in the end I got a nasty purple scar. I would like to know if any of you could share some tips or products that would help me making it less noticeable :(

Here's the scar

4 days, 3 hours agoIdiopathicNonsense posted comment on SkincareAddiction.
March 25, 2020

I haven't personally tried it, but i've heard that people love Bio-oil to reduce the appearance of scars

[product question] What is the best product to get rid of stretch marks? [R]

9 months, 2 weeks agoa-gay-bicth posted submission on SkincareAddiction.
June 18, 2019
9 months, 2 weeks agoa-gay-bicth posted comment on SkincareAddiction.
June 18, 2019

i used to be a lot bigger than i am now, and as a result have a few stretch marks on my stomach and inner thighs, and i used Bio Oil . it didn’t completely take them away, but they’re much lighter and you really have to look for them. almost no one notices unless they’re in super close proximity to me all the time or i point them out. it’s a tad pricey at some places

I’m so physically uncomfortable from being off my meds. Every failed month means another month of discomfort [R]

1 year, 5 months agoGingersnapandabrew posted submission on TryingForABaby.
Oct. 11, 2018

Being off my psoriasis and arthritis injections really sucks. Every morning I wake up to my scalp and legs being super tight from a flare up, my joints stiff and painful, and the inevitable discovery of new patches of psoriasis.

I’m 10 dpo and begging my uterus to do something magical here because this SUCKS!

Edit: I’m actually 9 dpo....which makes me feel better about getting a BFN this morning because I still feel like I’m in the game.

1 year, 5 months agoGingersnapandabrew posted comment on TryingForABaby.
Oct. 12, 2018

Its a mixture of different oils, but most importantly for psoriasis it contains vitamin E oil, lavender oil, and chamomile oil. These help control the itching, are anti inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti fungal. Bio oil also has very little smell so you can apply it without worrying about smelling like sir freshener :)

https://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-4-2oz-Multiuse-Skincare-Oil/dp/B004AI97MA

[Misc] Holy Grail Products Thread - Week 11: Body Care [R]

2 years, 4 months agoThorsKay posted submission on SkincareAddiction.
Nov. 19, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the HG Body Care Recommendations thread!

This is the place to share your holy grail body care products - the ones that are so amazing you can't keep in your bathroom anymore because your annoying little sister has caught on to how great it is and now won't stop stealing it and it's running out way too fast and she doesn't deserve this anyway because your parents gave her the biggest bedroom even though you're older and it's not fair and she got a ridiculous birthday present too and your parents always pick her side and the least you can do is make sure that at least your skin will look infinitely better than hers.

Here’s how it works:

We have a template you can copy. Find the relevant product type in the top level comments; then reply to that comment with the template and fill it out. Include as much info as you can! Smell, product feel, packaging, effects on your skin, etc.

Please note that we will be posting a separate thread for hand, foot and nail care next week, and a self-tanner thread the week after that.

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2 years, 4 months agoThorsKay posted comment on SkincareAddiction.
Nov. 20, 2017

Product name:Bioil

Price (range): $12.49 for 14.2 fl. oz

Country of purchase: USA

Skin info: All skin types, Stretch marks, pregnancy

Ingredient list: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, PurCellin Oil, Calandula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, Chamomile Oil

Special info: Hypoallergenic, anti-aging, hydrating. Has won over 126 skincare awards since introduction in 2002.

Experience & opinion: Smells great, works great. I’m on my second baby and I put on 65lbs with the first one. Not a single stretch mark. I’m halfway through my second pregnancy and I use it religiously. Great for scars, uneven skin, any problems really because it doesn’t clog pores.

Recommendations for scar gel/cream? [R]

2 years, 7 months agoAug. 31, 2017

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2 years, 7 months agoxlisalovely posted on Reduction.
Sept. 1, 2017

I had my surgery back in January and I swear by bio oil I use it twice a day, every day and my scars are super light now. I'll post updated pics tomorrow

Scar Lightening Cream [R]

2 years, 7 months agokellybuMUA posted submission on MakeupAddiction.
Aug. 18, 2017

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2 years, 7 months agokellybuMUA posted on MakeupAddiction.
Aug. 18, 2017

Here is the Amazon link :)

Does anyone still have scars from past eczema breakouts? [R]

2 years, 7 months agoAug. 14, 2017

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2 years, 7 months agowhirlpool4 posted on eczema.
Aug. 14, 2017

agree on the gentle exfoliation -- just enough to slough off the scarred areas, but not irritate the skin the point that it flares up again

definitely use a lot of oils -- I've heard BioOil and coconut oil are the best (they work for stretch marks, so I'm sure they can work for any kind of scarring)

Anyone would be interested in a little EDS skincare/beauty tips series? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoalbert_periwinkle posted submission on ehlersdanlos.
Feb. 25, 2017

It took me so many years to learn how to properly care for my skin and even hair considering my EDS, and a lot of my girly zebra friends seem to have had a lot of problems with it. And I love skincare and haircare and makeup, so I thought I could put my hobbies and knowledge to good use and maybe collect some tips from you guys to include in a little beauty video series aim at zebras. Would this be something you guys would be interested in watching or think would be helpful? And do you have any beauty tricks you've learned that help you overcome the barriers EDS may set?

3 years, 1 month agoalbert_periwinkle posted on ehlersdanlos.
Feb. 26, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-Liquid-Purcellin-Oil-4-2/dp/B004AI97MA?th=1 I recommend this for scars super strongly!

Videos and a master thread will be coming :)

Anyone would be interested in a little EDS skincare/beauty tips series? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoalbert_periwinkle posted submission on ehlersdanlos.
Feb. 25, 2017

It took me so many years to learn how to properly care for my skin and even hair considering my EDS, and a lot of my girly zebra friends seem to have had a lot of problems with it. And I love skincare and haircare and makeup, so I thought I could put my hobbies and knowledge to good use and maybe collect some tips from you guys to include in a little beauty video series aim at zebras. Would this be something you guys would be interested in watching or think would be helpful? And do you have any beauty tricks you've learned that help you overcome the barriers EDS may set?

3 years, 1 month agoalbert_periwinkle posted on ehlersdanlos.
Feb. 26, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-Liquid-Purcellin-Oil-4-2/dp/B004AI97MA?th=1 this! Has removed 85% of my stretchmarks and acne scars, and even has helped a lot with surgical scars

Spider web veins on bicep [R]

4 years, 1 month agobaffomem posted submission on Fitness.
Feb. 24, 2016

So I was doing bicep curls today and I noticed that my left arm is developing what looks like varicose veins on the bicep, thin pink veins.

4 years, 1 month agobaffomem posted on Fitness.
Feb. 24, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-4-2oz-Multiuse-Skincare-Oil/dp/B004AI97MA/ref=sr11?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1456350162&sr=1-1&keywords=bio+oil

Helps with stretch marks scars etc, I had stretch marks during my growth spurt and it worked a treat

Does dermablend (and similar products) cover raised scars? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoLonelyGnomes posted submission on selfharm.
Oct. 5, 2015

I have some recent-ish cuts on my arm and they are still slightly raised. They are probably going to scar. Do any of you know if cover up makeup like dermablend is able to hide the raised bumps? Or does it just hide the redness?

4 years, 5 months agoLonelyGnomes posted on selfharm.
Oct. 5, 2015

Someone just reccomended this to me.

Personal experience, the cleaner you can keep the wound the better the scarring will be. If its deeper then .25 in than you should go get stitches if you want to avoid scarring. I taught myself how to suture and did myself a couple times, its not hard if the ER isn't an option, just make sure to keep everything as sterile as possible or else you can get a horrible cyst/infection which will absolutly land you in the ER. My point - It can be really hard to take care of yourself sometimes but it's worth it in the long run. Plus its much better for you.

EDIT: Sorry, didn't realize you were taking about makeup!

What 35+ years of dedication to SPF and Bio-Oil looks like... [R]

4 years, 8 months agoinc0nceivable posted submission on SkincareAddiction.
July 15, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoinc0nceivable posted on SkincareAddiction.
July 15, 2015

This, I presume.

http://www.amazon.com/Bio-PACIFIC357160-Bio-oil-4-2oz/dp/B004AI97MA/ref=sr11?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1436973492&sr=1-1&keywords=bio+oil&pebp=1436973495436&perid=1FDG4QKJ25ZTAC8JCWEW

How to get rid of stretch marks? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoInigoMontoyaIsNotMe posted submission on loseit.
Jan. 27, 2015

So I've already lost 22 pounds and am feeling awesome besides my horrible stretch marks. What was your way of getting rid of the stretch marks?

5 years, 2 months agoInigoMontoyaIsNotMe posted on loseit.
Jan. 27, 2015

I've heard that Bio Oil helps to fade them. My cousin used it during her pregnancy and she barely has any visible stretch marks.

Afraid to hit the gym again because of the rampant stretch marks. Not sure whether to laugh or be sad. [R]

5 years, 2 months agoFeedmeMOARR posted submission on Fitness.
Jan. 19, 2015

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5 years, 2 months agoFeedmeMOARR posted on Fitness.
Jan. 19, 2015

Bio-Oil saved my life when I was getting a lot of stretch marks from losing weight. If you don't mind adding it to your daily routine it'll definitely lessen the appearance of stretch marks. It works a lot better when the stretch marks are fresh. If you wait until a few months later it might not be as effective.

http://www.amazon.com/Bio-PACIFIC357160-Bio-oil-4-2oz/dp/B004AI97MA/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1421693038&sr=8-1&keywords=bio-oil

What are your favorite parts about being pregnant? [R]

5 years, 7 months ago[deleted] posted submission on BabyBumps.
Aug. 11, 2014

I have tokophobia, an extreme fear of pregnancy and childbirth. I'm not 100% sure I want kids, but I don't want to limit myself because of a stupid fear. I'd love to hear about your positive pregnancy and birth stories so I can try to get the idea out of my brain that pregnancy is nine months of hell and childbirth is 24 hours of wanting to die.

I believe some of my fear is due to an ectopic pregnancy I had when I was 18. While I understand the pain of a rupturing fallopian tube is much different from pregnancy, I think I associated it with a normal pregnancy at some level. I'm also scared of it happening again. So posts of women who have gone through an ectopic and now have a normal pregnancy are doubly appreciated!

I apologize if this is the wrong subreddit to post this to, I considered putting it in /r/tryingforababy but thought it might be a bit insensitive there.

5 years, 7 months ago[deleted] posted on BabyBumps.
Aug. 11, 2014

I can't remember the thread, but there was a lady on here a few weeks ago who suffered from tokophobia and was going through the process of getting an elective c-section approved... I know electives can be hard to get in my country (UK) but might not be quite so tough in the U.S., if that's where you are. The right doctor will agree that if your mental health is at all in danger from giving birth, that option should be on the table...

I don't know if it helped, but I've been lathering up with bio oil since eight weeks. There's a lot of speculation that genetics play a bigger part than oils and creams, but I haven't been taking my chances and hopefully won't get any in the next three weeks :D I was using this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Bio-PACIFIC357160-Bio-oil-4-2oz/dp/B004AI97MA Prevents itchy skin too, and doesn't smell bad :)

A small question: advice regarding stretch marks [R]

5 years, 7 months agosaralifts posted submission on Fitness.
Aug. 8, 2014

i have been working out for the past few years, & stretch marks were never an issue when i was gaining size & strength, now when i have reached a plateau, these stretch marks are quite bothersome. they are whitish red in color. Is there any ointment/medicine/natural way to get rid of these ugly scars. Thank you in advance

5 years, 7 months agosaralifts posted on Fitness.
Aug. 8, 2014

Moisturizer is really more of a preventative - not a fix. I worked for a skincare retail store and we used to sell a stretch mark cream. Women went NUTS! Instructions said to use to help prevent stretch marks...it was just shea and cocoa butter in a nicer bottle than our other lotions -__-

I'm not familiar with BioOil so I can't really weigh in there. I'd suggest purchasing it from somewhere with a good return policy. Ulta (linked above) will allow you to return it if you didn't like the product.

[Pics] Bacon Day! My 365 day transformation. This isn't even my final form. [R]

6 years agoBrittanyalyce posted submission on keto.
March 25, 2014

http://imgur.com/a/ZMmtx

Much thanks to this community for putting me in a position where I could take control of my own life. You helped me help myself. It's been a LONG year, filled with trials, and sometime the only thing that kept me sane was looking forward, keeping calm, and ketoing on.

I wish you all the best with your own transformative adventures. Just keep your head down and plow through it. Success is waiting for you.

As for future plans for me, I've shifted to a TKD style diet as per the /r/ketogains FAQ protocols. Going to put on some lean mass and train for a full marathon.

Love ya all

6 years agoBrittanyalyce posted on keto.
March 25, 2014

I use this stuff called Bio Oil and it works wonders, the stretch marks disappear really quickly!

http://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-PACIFIC357160-Bio-oil-4-2oz/dp/B004AI97MA/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1395787112&sr=8-2&keywords=bio+oil

After a year in the gym, I'm starting to think it was never worth it [R]

6 years agothoughtspasm posted submission on Fitness.
March 21, 2014

Hi /r/fitness, I am an 18 year old male, and I started lifting about a year ago. My starting weight before I stepped foot in the gym was about 135-140 lbs at 5'10''. Obviously I was quite skinny, partly to do with being an avid runner.

It wasn't long before I decided that I wanted to put on size, so I jumped straight into a bodybuilding program. After reading a few posts on Bodybuilding.com, I thought the plan was simple - eat big, lift big. I consumed over 3500 calories on some days, WAY over my TDEE for just starting. As you can imagine, this came with major consequences.

I am now weighing in at 185 lbs a year later, and have made some considerable gains (but with some fat obviously). However, this post is not about not being able to see my abs, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

http://imgur.com/ppKdW4xhttp://imgur.com/A5PnTRvhttp://imgur.com/gwjJz2Nhttp://imgur.com/9znKyLC

As you can see, I have the worst stretch marks I have personally ever seen from lifting. And now we come back to the title of this post. I have been asking myself every day, "why do I even lift anymore".

People probably wonder why I let the stretch marks get this bad by continuing to go to the gym. To be honest, I don't know why either. I have been active all my life, and I have thoroughly enjoyed making strength gains and seeing real results. But who am I kidding, who goes to the gym to just lift heavy objects... people go day after day to look good while getting fit.

I look at my marks in disgust and wonder why this is the reward for hours in the gym. The biggest kicker is that I am not even "big", I look like a guy who lifts occasionally with a slight gut. As you can imagine, this has been detrimental to my self-esteem. I can no longer go to the pool, beach, anywhere where I would have to take off my shirt. Isn't it ironic that the body I have worked so hard to show off, is the same thing I am most ashamed of? I can't even hide behind a shirt anymore, as the marks have snaked all the way down to my forearms as well. This causes me to be extremely paranoid in school, as I am constantly making sure to not place my arms in certain ways as to expose my stretch marks.

I am not looking for advice on how to get rid of/fade them, as I have been to dermatologists that have said the same thing - there is nothing to really be done. I tried the cocoa butter/moisturizer/retin-A/maderma - all with no results.

I guess the point of this post is.... can my stretch marks possibly get any worse? Is lifting worth it anymore? It seems like every step I take forward turns into two steps back.

TL;DR Is this what the kids mean by "getting ripped"?

Edit: a word

6 years agothoughtspasm posted on Fitness.
March 22, 2014

No-one has said BIO-OIL yet.

http://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-PACIFIC357160-Bio-oil-4-2oz/dp/B004AI97MA/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1395474378&sr=8-2&keywords=bio+oil

It's not an overnight miracle-cure but use it at least once a day, every day and they will slowly fade.

[Activity] Don't be afraid to ask for advice! [R]

6 years agoMarch 6, 2014

Turns out my busy day turned into a long day with very few clients. Due to bad weather and the cold, people don't exactly like to go out to have checkups on their pets.

So, I'm here at work and I thought to myself this might be a fun and somewhat entertaining activity.

Basically, if you have an issue that you want some advice on, submit it in a top level comment!

All of you other folks can come by and offer up your best advice to aid in the situation as best as possible.

Rules:

1) No asking or offering medical advice in place of seeking medical attention, please keep in mind that we are not all doctors/nurses and while we may offer up home remedies- we are not to be replaced by your physicians.

2) Absolutely no harassment to the poster or the advice request. If you cannot offer any advice, either move on to the next post or offer some words of encouragement.

3) As I see said here always, "Be excellent to one another." Please and thank you. :)

4) Have fun and continue to be the amazing people you all are!

6 years ago[deleted] posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
March 6, 2014

I use bio oil! It works wonderfully! You can buy it in the stores or online! I use it for multiple things, actually!

My nails have always chipped, cracked or peeled away to nonexistence. Thanks to all you dedicated and helpful laqueristas, I was able to figure out a routine that has allowed me to grow my nails to lengths I never thought possible! [R]

6 years, 1 month agoComet_rider posted submission on RedditLaqueristas.
Feb. 6, 2014
6 years, 1 month agoComet_rider posted on RedditLaqueristas.
Feb. 6, 2014

Sure! I actually don't have a very rigid routine. I usually do my thing when I'm switching manis which is about every 5-7 days. Before removing mani, I drench my cuticles with cuticle oil, wait 5-10 minutes then remove polish. Once polish is removed, I moisturize my nails again. I wash my hands then almost immediately reapply polish. I use two coats of nail envy for sensitive and peeling nails as a base. I also use a coat of orly bonder on top of envy. I found that having many layers of polish, including at least two coats of seche vite, really helps protect your nails from breakage. In between manis, I moisturize about once a day but I make sure to put plenty of lotion after washing my hands. I rotate amongst three different types of moisturizers for my nails and cuticles.

There's Bio-oil http://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-PACIFIC357160-Bio-oil-4-2oz/dp/B004AI97MA/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1391710503&sr=8-1&keywords=bio-+oil

Then there's Burt's Bees cuticle cream http://www.amazon.com/Burts-Bees-Butter-Cuticle-Ounces/dp/B002GP5XD6/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1391710606&sr=8-1&keywords=burt%27s+bees+cuticle+cream

And then Lemony Flutter by Lush http://www.amazon.com/Lemony-Flutter-Cuticle-Butter-LUSH/dp/B0016O5RMU/ref=cmcrprproducttop

I like bio oil best because it absorbs into your skin really well and keeps you hydrated for a long time. Most importantly! Whenever you moisturize, be sure to get it under your nails so that it reaches your nails even if you have polish on. I really hope this helps!

[Contest] Such great times ahead! I want to share them with you! [R]

6 years, 7 months agoAug. 18, 2013

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6 years, 7 months agoCephalopodic posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Aug. 19, 2013

YAY! I love being an aunt! Congratulations to you and your family.

I ain't birthed no babies! But I do have stretch marks that need to be gone before my tropical vacation, and that would make me super happy. :D

Happy Birfday! I would certainly have to recommend A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! The series is super awesome. :)

Have fun at school!

[Contest] I have Amazon Points and I'm not afraid to use 'em! [R]

6 years, 8 months ago[deleted] posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
July 25, 2013

I had so much fun hosting my first contest, that I couldn't wait too long to do another one! I have some Amazon points that I would love to use on a gift for one of you wonderful people of RAoA.

So -- 1. Tell me a random fact about yourself! Let's be friends :D 2. Link me something that's around $10 or $15 from your wishlist. 3. Please put the phrase "There's a penguin on top of the telly." somewhere in your post for raffle purposes.

Contest will end tomorrow (July 26th at 5PM central time) and I will post the winner on Saturday.

CONTEST IS CLOSED

6 years, 8 months ago[deleted] posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
July 25, 2013
  1. I have a birthmark called strawberry knee! It makes my knee look kinda like a strawberry. :D

  2. I'd really love this!

  3. There's a penguin on top of the telly.

Thank you for the contest!

[B&A]I followed advice & bought green concealer. I'm not sure I know what I'm doing. [CCW][Help needed] [R]

6 years, 8 months agoJuly 17, 2013

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6 years, 8 months ago[deleted] posted on MakeupAddiction.
July 17, 2013

I use moisturizer/sunscreen first, then primer, and then color correcting concealer. I use green concealer on spots and blend it out around the edges. Then apply foundation or BB cream on top in a thin layer, and a little more regular concealer or foundation over spots that need more coverage if necessary. And then some kind of setting powder/spray.

It's easy to get a little cakey with that many products, so it helps to use thin layers and let them dry in between until you get the coverage you want.

*Edit for BioOil. It helped to clear up scarring and redness, and is seriously the best thing I have ever done for my skin! This, and following the beginner's skincare routine on /r/SkincareAddiction have really helped to reduce my acne and make my face much smoother.

My progress in the last 1.5 years [R]

6 years, 9 months agoT-roy9444 posted submission on Fitness.
June 25, 2013

A year and half ago I looked at myself in the mirror and was disgusted at what I had become. I was always a fatter kid in highschool (weighted 220lbs my senior year) but after college I had completely let myself go and tipped the scale at 282lbs.

I called up a friend and we started P90x together the next week. This is where I started: Pic I was so embarrassed to take this picture but now I'm glad I did.

Over the next year I cut (stayed around 2000 calories a day a kept my protein around 1g/lb and did some variation of P90x and these were my resultsbonus from January.

In September last year I also ran my first 5k in 24:17 and actually placed 3rd in my age group. I ran the first mile without stopping (very slowly) in June of last year.

At the end my P90x journey I had lost 100 lb and weighed 182lbs and was very happy with my progress but I wasn't finished.

At the end of January me and some friends got hired as coaches for our High School football team and I was tasked with strength and conditioning.

The program I came up with was:

Mondays:

Squat (3x5)

Deadlift (1x5)

Bench (3x5)

Decline Bench (2x12-15)

Wednesday

DB Lunges (3x8)

OHP (3x5)

Pullups (3xMax)

Power Cleans (3x6)

Friday

Squat (3x5)

Incline Bench (3x5)

Bent Over Rowa (3x5)

Dips (3x8 weighted)

I followed this proram myself to prove to the kids it would work but I was also training for a half marathon in March, which I ran in 1:57:12, so my gains weren't great but it also meant I could eat more. I got a little carried away and by the end of May I had put on 23lbs, back up to 205lbs. I stayed around 3000 calories a day. Weekends became a free-for-all of eating all the terrible things I hadn't had in a year.

Once I cut back on running my strength shot up. I never really maxed anything but by the end of May my lifts were:

Bench (245x5)

High bar squat (295x5)

Deadlift (345x5)

OHP (70lb DBx5) I have some shoulder issues and DB's seems to work better for me.

I'm aware my bench is higher compared to my other lifts but I was a bench bro in HS and college. It's by far my favorite exercise.

Here's a pic from the beginning of my cut.

We switched to a 4 day split when we started summer conditioning.

Monday - Shoulders and Triceps

OHP (3x5)

Dumbbell Lateral Raise (4X12,10,8,6)

Dumbbell Reverse Fly (4X12,10,8,6)

Dumbbell Shrugs (4X12,10,8,6)

Clean and Press (3x6)

Dips (3x8 weighted)

Skull Crushers (3x10,8,6)

One Arm Dumbbell Extension (3x10,8,6)

Tuesday - Back

Wide Grip Pull Up (4x12,10,8,6)

Power Cleans (3x6)

Deadlifts (1x5)

Lawnmowers (4x12,10,8,6)

Bent Over Barbell Row (4x12,10,8,6)

4 Way Neck Machine (3x5)

Thursday - Chest and Biceps

Barbell Bench Press (3x5)

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press (4x12,10,8,6)

Incline Dumbbell Flys (4x12,10,8,6)

Decline Dumbbell Press (4x12,10,8,6)

Jammer (3x5)

Incline Dumbbell Curl (3x10,8,6)

Preacher Curl (3x10,8,6)

Standing Hammer Curl (3x10,8,6)

Friday - Legs

Squat (3x5)

DB Lunges (4x12,10,8,6)

Leg Extension (4x12,10,8,6)

Stiff Legged Deadlifts (4x12,10,8,6)

Standing Calf Raise (3x15,12,10)

Yesterday was a month into the cut this is where I'm at (197lbs) with around 7-10lbs I'd still like to lose. I'm eating around 2400 calories and have gotten back into running again. I've been working intervals and trying to get my mile time to around 6 minutes. I'm at 7 currently. Running a half marathon killed my mile time.

I plan to follow the 4-day split and go on a leangains style after the beach at the end of July.

Also I'm 6ft tall.

I think that covers most of it.

TL;DR I was a land whale now I'm not.

6 years, 9 months agoT-roy9444 posted on Fitness.
June 26, 2013

It's been posted here before but people say this stuff helps some. Link

Feeling really frustrated and guilty about a decision I made about my appearance... [R]

6 years, 9 months agoJune 9, 2013

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6 years, 9 months agoTheNiffny posted on TwoXChromosomes.
June 9, 2013

Wow! Firstly, you look beautiful as is. I would kill for my breasts to look that good! Secondly, I had very similar stretch marks on my breasts and sides after I gained weight. I used this stuff called Bio-oil and it worked like magic! I used it twice a day and after I went swimming or took a shower during the day. I saw a difference in weeks and the marks started fading by month two!!

The only other thing I'd like to suggest is that you put a little more effort into accepting your body as is. Trust me I know acceptance doesn't come in a bottle and it's way easier said than done, but it's important. I know I spent a lot of time, money, and energy fixing things that I thought were "wrong" with my appearance; as soon as I got one issue under control I would just find something else to be unhappy with. It's a nasty cycle. I don't know if you can relate, but I just hope you are prioritizing acceptance because our bodies are depreciating assets anyway. Invest your energy inward.

That being said, you should do whatever makes you happy cuz I wish you lots and lots of happy :-) Good luck!