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is it possible to have blood vessel pops during lifting weights?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Vessel popping: Yes, this can happen with heavy weights and weak vessels--more common with veins than arteries.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Normal : When lifting weights, the straining results in an increase in intrathoracic pressure which results in a decrease in venous return to the heart. This leads to the veins enlarging or dilating. This is a normal finding.

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