Best Tips To Maximize Your Muscle Pump


Getting “pumped” is a great feeling that you’ve most certainly experienced if you’ve ever been to the gym and had a proper workout. It’s the sensation of your muscles and skin tightening after being put to work. So why exactly does this occur and what can do you to increase your muscle pump


The “muscle pump” phenomenon happens due to the increased blood flow in the group of muscles that you just exercised. Apart from experiencing a cool feeling, it’s a sign that your muscle cells have access to more oxygen and nutrients, which is a natural side-effect of the increased blood flow. Feeling the “pump” can accelerate the growth and recovery of your muscles, and, therefore, the overall results of the workout

There’s another benefit of the muscle pump related to muscle growth, and that is the expansion of something called fascia. Fascia is a sheet of connective tissue fibers that acts like a girdle, binding your muscle tissue and keeping it together, as well as connecting it to a neighboring muscle group. By allowing more blood to reach the muscles, the fascia expands and makes more space for the muscles to grow. There are many ways that you can increase your muscle pumps. Here are some of them

Increase Your Carb Intake

The first thing you should do for increased muscle pumps is take in more carbohydrates. In order to function properly and perform an efficient workout, your muscles need glycogen, which is best derived from carbs in the body. But that’s not the only thing glycogen does, it’s also one of the main factors for your muscles to look big

Don’t Forget To Drink Water

Besides carbs, drinking water is essential for staying buff. Our bodies are mostly comprised of water, more than 70% in fact, so the more water you have in your body, the “bigger” you will look. At the same time, this is the reason that many fashion models are constantly dehydrated as a means of keeping their slim look

But as this is not what you’re looking for, feel free to drink as much water as possible. Higher water volume in the blood means bigger pumps, so make sure to drink about 500 ml of water half an hour before your workout, and don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated during the workout itself

Shorter Rest Periods
If you’re looking to get as big as possible, forget about long rest periods. The shorter your rest periods are, the more you will increase blood flow to your muscle tissue, which will result in more pumping. This means that you shouldn’t put on as much weight as possible, but rather keep it moderately heavy so you can manage to complete the workout with shorter rest periods
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