When I first travelled down to North Hollywood to take instruction from Vince Gironda, I had some reservations about his ideas on posing. After all, Vince’s day was many years ago (the last contest he had entered was way back in 1962).
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Maximum pump enlarges blood vessels leading into the muscles, thus permitting maximum flushing for greater growth.
One of the best examples of a champ who uses maximum pump workouts properly is Larry Scott.
I have found that the maximum number of sets that should be performed for the best pump is 12.
The science of developing muscle successfully involves two things (1) developing more capillaries and (2) more nerve pathways for better and stronger nerve impulses to the muscles.
Many bodybuilders who retire from competition end up looking like pot-bellied stoves.
If your calves aren’t getting larger, I’d suggest training them on a three-day cycle. Do a heavy workout the first day, a short pumping session the next and rest them completely the third day.
All bodybuilders have looked in the mirror during a workout and noticed that they were getting a terrific pump in a particular muscle group. Usually this is encouraging, so you continue to train that bodypart.
As far as I’m concerned, running and bodybuilding are not compatible. From a bodybuilding standpoint, distance runners are overtrained as a result of the thousands upon thousands of reps (i.e. footsteps) of each workout.
Place your forearms along a flat bench, pressed between your thighs. Your hands should be free at the end of the bench.