Tight muscles

  • Trauts

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    Aug 29, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    Hi y'all, recently I started going to gym 3 times a week doing full-body workouts at every session. (Really felt pressured with the number of ripped bodies here HA). So, after doing about 3 reps or so, of each exercise, my muscles start to get really tight and when I look it the mirror, it looks totally ripped and defined.

    I usually end my workout by running on the treadmill but after every session, the tight muscles just feel normal again. I look in the mirror and my arms are not as defined as before. So is this normal for the definition to disappear fast, or am I not pushing myself hard enough?

    Thanks!
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    Aug 29, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Totally normal...it's called being "pumped."

    It's caused from blood rushing through your muscles, because it's carrying the oxygen and nutrients they need to sustain the workload.

    When you look at fitness mags and see the ripped bods, they only look that way after pumping up for the photo shoot. If you saw them before the shoot, they wouldn't look half that ripped.
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    Aug 29, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    Cardio usually makes the pump go away faster.

    I don't know if anyone has seen a correlation between a prolonged pump and strength/muscle gains.
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    Aug 29, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    When you look at fitness mags and see the ripped bods, they only look that way after pumping up for the photo shoot. If you saw them before the shoot, they wouldn't look half that ripped.


    Unless they immerse themselves in a tub of crisco and shaved all their body hair icon_wink.gif
  • Trauts

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    Aug 30, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidTotally normal...it's called being "pumped."

    It's caused from blood rushing through your muscles, because it's carrying the oxygen and nutrients they need to sustain the workload.

    When you look at fitness mags and see the ripped bods, they only look that way after pumping up for the photo shoot. If you saw them before the shoot, they wouldn't look half that ripped.


    Oh, that's a relief. So how long more till I'm able to see progress and see that the muscles are permanently defined? I'm getting impatient. icon_lol.gif