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Pump Is Not Equal To Muscle Gain

Jun 25, 2008
If you've been working out for a while, i'm sure you will understand what i will talk about. It sometimes happens that, after some really heavy sets of your routine, you start to have a really amazing feeling. Your muscles feels tight and engorged with blood. And when you look in the mirror they look full and vascular. What you get is nothing but a "pump". And as i told you, if you have ever had one, you'll agree with me it's really, really great (or maybe you agree with Arnold who said it's like having an orgasm).

So, what's exactly a pump? It's nothing but the tight, blood-congested feeling in a muscle after it has been intensely trained. Is the feeling that you get as blood becomes trapped inside your muscle. And it's a great, great feeling. But you don't go to the gym and perform all that effort for hours just for that feeling. And that feeling does not guarantee you'll achieve your gain muscle goal.

Don't worry if you achieve a pump during your workout, it's not a bad thing. It's nothing but the natural result of intense weight training. Its blood running trough your veins, that's all. But, if you go to the gym to get that feeling instead of focus on gain muscle, well, if you think that's the right way to get the look you desire, let me tell you one thing: you are wasting your time (and money), and you are completely wrong...

Maybe you have heard them (maybe you are one of them), those guys telling "my firend, this will give you a crazy pump!", and, ok, maybe you'll achieve your pump, and it will feel like heaven. But once agai i tell to you: if you paid that membership and go every day to the gym to have big muscles, great muscles, if you want them look like stone, that pump is not the best way to get them.

A pump does not build muscle. If muscle pumps meant muscle growth, then super light weight, ultra high rep programs would be the most effective way to grow. But overloading and giving your body a reason to grow does. It's just a way to keep you training. Just that. If you really want to measure your achievements all you have to do is to keep a notebook and write down some numbers..

Keep a record of your workout (in terms of weight and reps), and compare them week after week. If you are increasing your resistance, if you can perform one or two extra reps, then you had a successful workout, it doesn't matter how far you were to achieve a pump.

I hope this article cleared up your confusion on the issue of "muscle pumps". There's so much misleading muscle-building information circling around on the Internet these days that it can sometimes be impossible to know who to listen to.
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