It's true, weight lifting can enlarge your tiny veins!
Friday, April 10, 2009
While I say weight lifting, I believe resistance strength training will work as well. (Using resistance bands. I am doing the Low-Mount exercises and have even created a few while I am using the band anyway.)
My walking buddy is a disabled navy veteran and she told me that years ago she was advised while still serving to use small weights to enlarge her veins. Well, she didn't and I hadn't been. This is the only difference between my last blood donation and the one on Tuesday.
She remembered it today when I was showing her how my veins now pop up in the crux of my elbow!
And Sassy is right, it is yet one more benefit to strength training!