Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most iconic men to ever grace this planet not the mention the ‘‘muscle world’’ once compared the ‘’pump’’ you experience in the gym as blood floods your muscle to an orgasm. Whilst I’m unsure the two feelings are similar there is no denying that ‘’da pump’’ feels great! If you are chasing mass then you will be interested in improving the quality of pump in the muscle purely because it can lead to better muscle growth.
Here are 5 quick fire ways to ensure your pump is better than ever in the gym. Prepare for skin bursting pumps!!
1 – Salt!
Every pre-workout meal I eat is coated in salt. Increasing sodium levels will help draw more water into the muscle which is fantastic for performance and it is also a great way to get the muscle to inflate with a crazy pump!! Provided you have no medical reason not to use salt, add salt to your pre-workout meal (and less to the others!).
2 – Water
If you want to generate a skin tearing pump in the muscle then it is essential you are hydrated otherwise it won’t happen. Ensure you are hydrated by aiming for 1 litre per 50lbs body weight (approximately).
3 – Mind To Muscle Connection
At home practise slowly flexing your muscles the entire way through a full range of motion. This will help you develop a better mind to muscle connection which will lead to a better pump. If you practise enough you should be able to achieve a pump without any resistance at all!
4 – Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine monohydrate is one of the best supplements on the market for muscle mass and it has a lot of science behind it. However, in relation to chasing that pump it should help as it can also act as a cell volumiser. Reflex Creatine Monohydrate is our pick!
5 – PhD V-Max Pump
It says it in the name, there is no other pre-workout supplement like V-Max Pump which delivers such a great pump in my opinion and I have tried many products in this category. The l-arginine element will help improve blood flow into the muscle!
Combined these points should help you achieve a better pump than ever before in the gym. By doing so you should be able to promote growth within the muscle and potentially help stretch the fascia which in turn can provide additional room for growth.