Ok to build muscle in a badly bruised area?

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  1. Need More RWHP

    Need More RWHP Got Horsepower?

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    I blocked/took some kicks the other day on my upper arm and front shoulder. Its got a pretty gnarly bruise right now. Is it ok to build muscle in that area, or is it best to wait it out and let it heal? I dont want to wait that long though!
     
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    does it hurt when you lift?
     
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    Not much, I can tell its there though.
     
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    I may be off but if anything, I'd assume lifting will cause more blood to be pumped into that area and therefore speed up the healing process :dunno:
     
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    You'll be fine. I've been bruised all along my arms/chest/shins for close to 18 months now with BJJ.
     
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    what martial arts do you do? if your taking kicks to your shoulder and upper arm im thinking your doing a form of karate or taekwon do. you should be fine to lift in the bruised area, i keep lifting as normal and i get bruised all the time from my karate training
     
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