An interesting thing happened to me yesterday.
I have been sick for the past few days, so I had to miss a few days of lifting. Yesterday I decided to go to the gym and do bicep/triceps in place of legs since I wasn’t feeling very well. On my way to the gym, I started coughing and dripping snot everywhere… anyway, I turned around and came home.
Now, I went to work a couple hours later and my arms starting feeling numb/tingly. It was almost as if I had been lifting. I went to the bathroom and rolled up my sleeves, and my arms looked as if I had been working out for half an hour. Veins everywhere, muscle expansion, and it just got worse and worse.
The pump almost became painful! I reasoned my body was preparing to lift since I had made up my mind to go do so.
Is this really because I had made up my mind to lift and my body was just responding, or is there some other explanation?
Just curious really. Interesting to hear if others have had the same thing happen.