I just had the most insane pump at the gym today.
At first I would have a small red bull and it gave me a stim effect and may or may not have helped and I had pretty good pumps and I could get through my workout fine with little rest between sets.
Until it really sunk in that caffeine is a vasoconstrictor. So I looked at supplements that could do the opposite. Most pre workouts are loaded with caffeine and Stims and I'm trying to steer away from that. So I looked at citrulline and arginine , the main supplements for vasodilation.
Also knowing vitamin c is also a vasodilator I mixed 3 scoops of arginine and citrulline with some orange juice half an hour before my workout.
Dudes my muscles blew up like balloons. I could feel my skin stretching, and they were wicked tight it was like hard to bend my arms. I didn't even do anything special just my normal workout.
I also noticed though my muscles started to really burn on the last half of my reps which made it harder mentally to keep going but I kinda liked it at the same time. I usually only get that intense burning on the last rep or two or during drop sets.
So I don't know if it was one or the other or all 3 but something worked it was aweaome. I'm gonna try just one and see what happens and experiment.
Anyone else have experience with something similar?