Vince Gironda called it “creative cheating” while Dave Draper called it training with “rhythm”.
The Wild Physique
Ultimate Bodybuilding For Men and Women With Vince Gironda
Don’t Just Pump Iron … Work On Your Masterpiece. Generally I talk about how to get huge but this time we’re going to focus on beauty.
I’ve spoken to a couple of the current Olympia competitors about the very things I’m about to share with you. I’m not going to mention any names but … I am going to talk about a weak point on both of them and … that body part is their neck.
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).
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.
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.