What does it really mean when your veins stick out?

I am a small guy that goes to the gym like everyday I used to run and stuff id say I'm very healthy, my heart beats 48-54 times a minute I'm 5'9 about 140 in weight, I have been going to the gym and recently have started to notice a few more veins sticking out here and there. I already had them in my arms but I'm starting to get one on each side of my chest right below my collar bone and I got one on both sides of my lower stomach and today I noticed one sticking out on my top left ab, what does this mean? I've been told several a things,

1. Low body fat

2. Spider veins or whatever

3. Because my muscles are expanding causing my veins to push out a little more

Explain please? Thanks :) (hopefully the last one though)


Most Helpful Guy

  • Yes, the lack of fat and expansion of muscles will push veins more to the surface; they'll be a lot more visible. And they may also be larger.

    All that is very healthy! Congratulations!

    • Thanks :)

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What Girls Said 6

  • Skinny people and old people tend to have their veins sticking out.

    a reaction to gravity? You're aging. lol.

  • That you are not fat

  • its nothing bad imo.

  • nothing

  • It means your blood is pumping strong, I think if you were to stop working out and be sedentary it would go away.

  • You have one of the hottest bodies on GAG. I swear I thought you had a girlfriend by now ahahah.

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What Guys Said 4

  • I get them too when I work out. You're blood is flowing well and you have low body fat.

  • Besides low body fat your veins stick out (especially on your hands) as another method of your body cooling itself.

    • Oh wow I didn't know that, that must be why they stick out when I'm hot lol thanks :)

  • I agree with everyone's answers. A lot of it has to do with body fat and vascularity. You may notice more vains showing post work since more blood is streaming.