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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by WCJason, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. WCJason White Belt

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    Does anyone get this while training, whether it's cardio, grappling, muay thai etc? I don't mind the whole overheated deal, but the red face that goes with it, is just annoying. Anyway, I know this may seem like a pointless thread, but I thought I would ask.
     
  2. BU_MT White Belt

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    Do you have rosacea?

    Quote: Rosacea has a hereditary component and those that are fair-skinned of European or Celtic ancestry have a higher genetic predisposition to developing it. Women are more commonly affected. People of all ages can get rosacea but there is a higher instance in the 30-50 age group. The first signs of rosacea are said to be persisting redness due to exercise, changes in temperature, and cleansing.

    Triggers that cause episodes of flushing and blushing play a part in the development of rosacea. Exposure to temperature extremes can cause the face to become flushed as well as strenuous exercise, heat from sunlight, severe sunburn, stress, anxiety, cold wind, moving to a warm or hot environment from a cold one such as heated shops and offices during the winter. There are also some foods and drinks that can trigger flushing, these include alcohol, foods and beverages containing caffeine (especially, hot tea and coffee), foods high in histamines and spicy food.

    It runs in my family, theres not a whole lot of getting around it.
     
  3. WCJason White Belt

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    I have been told that I don't and I am taking IP treatments (some pulse laser) treatments for it. I was just wondering if anyone else suffered from it.
    Thanks!
     
  4. marr White Belt

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    aye I get a red face when pushing hard at kickboxing/cardio, my arms/legs get a bit pinkier aswell sometimes, but I've never gave it a second thought.
     
  5. grrthetree Green Belt

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    Be proud of yerr Irish heritage, man.
     
  6. -Burner- White Belt

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    WCJason, there's no possible way you get redder than me. I get bright red / purple, and the veins in my head pop out something fierce. Everyone's always like: "Are you ok? Should we call an ambulance?"
     
  7. indigoluxe Yellow Belt

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    If you want to look pretty while you're fighting, you're in the wrong sport.

    Perhaps you should be ballroom dancing.
     
  8. Jaxx Green Belt

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    Would a red face not make you look really pissed off/scary in a fight??
     
  9. Dogmeat Blue Belt

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    Nope - just makes you look like you're knackered.

    I'm a pasty white guy who turns all shades of red, even if I'm cruising. I don't mind not looking pretty, but it looks bad if a fight goes the distance and you look like you've been dragged behind a truck for 7 rounds
     
  10. Mule-Kick Blue Belt

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    I got the same problem, my face turns bright red and stays that way for up to 20 minutes after training. I never really gave it a second thought because I am pretty pale skinned and 5 minutes out in the sun has me look like a lobster so I'm used to it.
     
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    haha, yeah that's what people have said to me and I've said it to my dad a few times..
     
  12. cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    I used to get a pretty red face when I first started running but the fitter I got the better it got.
     
  13. Vector Green Belt

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    The blood is showing through. Thicken your skin by rubbing it repeatedly every day with a towel. After a week, use something rougher - like wood. Slowly work your way up to fine grit sandpaper.
     
  14. Regalius Purple Belt

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    lol
     
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    I have this problem but not only with exercise but when I become nervous as well...
     
  16. JinKazama Silver Belt

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    too dark
     
  17. LimPShoT Orange Belt

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    I would get red faced like crazy when i used to play basketball more so than mma or grappling or striking dont know why that is when mma is so much more taxing.
     
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    Squatting and basketball. I turn into a damn jackolantern. Redness goes away pretty rapidly after I stop though.
     
  19. Joe1981y White Belt

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    Hell my face gets red when I'm not training.

    Honestly tho, who cares..
     

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