I’ve trained for quite a few years now, mainly for PL, but one question bugs me:
Does getting (and training for) a “pump” have any value as regards muscle growth. I presume it might encourage capillary growth & hence increase size. I also appreciate that pump workouts are often high volume, but I wonder if the actual pump has any real benefit, other than feeling good, and is it woth pursuing?
For the record I have had a decent amount of growth without going for the pump. I also have bodyparts that seem to pump up readily especially forearms, and biceps/triceps seem to pump up a bit though usually as I have just finished the set. Other parts don’t ever seem to pump up: back and shoulders.