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    mikeysauce is offline Junior Member
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    What causes muscle pumps???

    I have read alot of the threads on muscle pumps but none give a really good description on how they occur or why. I know it has to do with blood rushing to the muscle...but that's all i know. I am interested because I would always get them in the gym but all of a sudden for the last 4 weeks I haven't been getting them...any suggestions???

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    This is the wrong thread for this discussion try the workout section.

    My suggestion train harder, squeeze ur muscles at contraction.

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    easy fix,
    drink more water, and WORK OUT HARDER!!!! you need to pump for weight for longer, thats what ive been doing, with a lot of water intake. also, preacher curls really get my arms pumped. but when i do them, its weird, if my skin is tight or streching on the cushoin, ill get a major pump and can feel the blod flowing to that area. just my opinion

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    true, should have told ya that instead

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    my only guess is i'm not getting enough water...preacher curls give killer pumps right where your forearm connects to your bicep...ouch...it feels awesome...i need that feeling again

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    the weird part is over the last 4 weeks i'm not losing strength just mass...probably water....

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    I appreciate the tip...I'm just going to drink water constantly...

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    Bloating causes killer pumps. On my lest cycle I switched compounds a bit and ended up gaining about 25lbs of water in 2 weeks. The pumps went from normal to really painful. I could hardly walk my shins and calves would get so pumped I almost couldn't move them.

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    Yea...when I started taking creatine...whether eating a big meal or chugging water I would bloat like crazy...Even though I had the bloated feeling it was awesome in the gym and even out of the gym...you look like a monster

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    being only 5'6 with 18inch arms and a 28inch waist it looks a little abnormal but thats what im looking for

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