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Getting the 'Pump'

Big Mick

"2014 - Kunce of the year"
Just wondering if the 'pump' is essential for maximum gains.

I am thinking of adding a high rep finisher set to the end of each exercise to get the muscle flooded with blood.

Theory says that during the 'pump' the worked muscle is flooded with nutrient rich blood, thus assisting recovery and most of all growth.

Any thoughts from a purely body building perspective??
 

Shrek

Fucked up Kunce
I've been adding a 40 rep set at the end the last couple of weeks. They burn :mad:




Head Kunce
 

Mitch86

New member
Whichever muscle group I'm hitting I like to run a high rep drop set right down to looking like an idiot using 5kg dumbbells sometime. Feels like I've worked the muscle that much more at the end of it.
 

nazzysmith

kuncesmith
Even if its not for body building...

Some degree of high rep work is a good idea... But not a necessity...

What do you call high rep?
 
Just wondering if the 'pump' is essential for maximum gains.

I am thinking of adding a high rep finisher set to the end of each exercise to get the muscle flooded with blood.

Theory says that during the 'pump' the worked muscle is flooded with nutrient rich blood, thus assisting recovery and most of all growth.

Any thoughts from a purely body building perspective??

The pump isn't about high reps, it's about the mind Mick
 

Mitch86

New member
OK, if you say so Mitch.

If you have a way to mentally fill your muscles with blood so as to expand them, tear them, and repair them, please share. It'd make things much less time consuming that's for sure.

I realize this is actually possible if referring to your cock.
 

Mitch86

New member
Can you at least explain what you meant? I can only think that you were referring to the 'pump' as mental satisfaction though I'm quite sure Mick meant to engorgement of the muscle.
 
Can you at least explain what you meant? I can only think that you were referring to the 'pump' as mental satisfaction though I'm quite sure Mick meant to engorgement of the muscle.

I mean that you can get a muscle pump without doing high reps.
When I workout I get a pump virtually every time whether I'm doing 6 reps or 10 reps, focusing and giving all my attention on the muscle being worked and also keeping the rest time between sets short, by short I mean less than a minute.
 

jj80

Member
RUN WHILE YOU CAN

I reckon I put on size in 3 weeks with Smolov but I never got a pump, really.... not in comparison to before it when I was doing insane rep work... like 25 sets for chest/OHP twice a week....
 

jj80

Member
The theory I believe is it stretches the muscle fascia as well as flooding the muscle with blood..... Mark Bell advocated 'going for a pump' during rep work... lots of powerlifters do it... you may as well its plausible.
 

pezcalves

Banned
I actually have issues sometimes with getting too much pump which inhibits my workouts.
Ive been getting it really bad in my quads lately.
 
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