Pumping – is it useful?
Posted by cpaddon on May 26, 2017
In bodybuilding is very common phenomenon such as pumping. Pumping is the increase and expansion of muscle fibers, the tightening of muscles caused by the performance of physical exercises with frequent repetition. Pumping increases muscle volume by improving blood flow in this area and muscle swelling. During the improvement of the circulation of blood to the vessels and cells, sugar and other osmotic substances enter – they already attract liquid, and the cell membrane itself becomes thinner and allows water to penetrate.
Types of Pumping
Cosmetic pumping. Used before the competition. Often, model athletes who want to demonstrate volume and bumpiness are engaged in it. The cosmetic appearance of pumping increases muscle by 20-25%. For this, carbohydrate loading, diet and food ration are used.
Productive Pumping. Its main goal is active muscle growth.
Pharmacological pumping. It occurs with the help of pharmacological drugs that cause muscle growth during the inflow of blood to them, since it carries anabolic hormones and nutrients to the muscle fibers.
Pumping – is it useful?
Today there is no exact answer to the question whether this style of training is useful. But experts have already many times published the merits and demerits of pumping. One of the athletes says that a large number of repetitions is not effective for muscle mass gain, since it is possible to increase the musculature only with the help of large weights, and pumping requires the use of a small weight. It is known that light weight does not stimulate the growth of muscle mass. But the supporters of pumping do not give up and cover with another argument: pumping causes acidification of muscles, in other words, in the muscles, slags are formed that promote the growth of muscle fibers. If you study the effect of lactic acid, then everything becomes clear.
Other advantages of pumping:
Increased blood circulation. As we know, blood carries oxygen to the organs and muscles, which is indispensable for training and cell growth. It also carries nutrients, building materials. Blood flow restores balance, flushes out unnecessary lactic acid. Muscles recover faster and grow bigger.
Creates a variety of physical exercises. Athletes are well aware that over time, the muscles get used to the exercises. Having reached a maximum, they refuse to grow. It is necessary to combine the exercises so that the muscles continue their growth. Pumping is a good way to achieve it. Just include the training style in your training, and you will see the effect for yourself.
Pumping helps beginners to get in a good shape. Pumping is very suitable for those who came to bodybuilding recently and do not want to lag behind their professional colleagues.
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