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Getting Sore but No Pump with Best Damn Program


#1

New here sorry if this has been covered already. I looked through other posts and did not see anything.
Me and my wife recently started this program. We were going to the gym and hitting one body part a day, and beating it into submission. Every time I left the gym I felt like someone had stuck an air hose in me and pumped up the muscle we worked.
With this program I am getting sore no doubt and am out of breath at the end, but I don’t get the pump I am used to. Should I be concerned with this? Granted I am still working on weights to be used with this rep range, but I start to feel the pump come on and it’s off to next body part.


#2

Are you eating carbs before the workout?


#3

Usually a bowl of oatmeal.


#4

Of course if you focus on one muscle and do tons of volume for it you will get a huge pump… that comes from the high volume territory (metabolite build-up, oedema).

It’s a totally different approach. It’s not for everybody. It depends on your psychological profile and what you expect of a workout. Does it work as advertised? YES! But if the lower pump bothers you mentally it might get you less motivated to train and thus get less results


#5

Thank you for the clarification. I think I’ll trust someone who does it for a living lol. Enjoying it so far. Thank you for the program and insight.


#6

Yes but the fact that it is a program designed by someone who does this for a living doesn’t mean that it is the program for you. I use dozens of different approaches depending on the client.


#7

Found it lol. Just had to get my weights dialed in. Started week 2 today. Almost left my preworkout food on the gym floor.