I just started a 5 day routine(1 bodypart per day). Certain things about these routines have made me abandom the workout in the past.
How do you guys cope with the pump?
After doing a few diff exercises and hitting the same muscle, I start getting the pump and feel like I start to fatigue easily and lose power. Besides taking longer rests, is there anything else I can do to last longer? Or does my body just have to adjust to hitting one muscle for an entire workout?
An example is my chest day:
Flat BB bench 4x6
Incline BB Bench 3x10
Decline BB bench 3x10
Flat DB Flys 3x10
Incline DB Flys 3x10
This si the first time I’ve heard someone talk about “coping” with the pump
Dude, by the time you get a good pump, you likely will be fatiguing alot faster. You will probably start dropping reps very quickly after your main exercise. You just aren’t used to doing this much volume for one bodypart in one session.
If you’re worried about the weight you use, go ahead and take more rest if you need it. Nothing is written in stone (in general, I would rather take a long rest period than miss reps). As you acclimate to this type of training, your work capacity will increase and you will find yourself being able to handle much more volume than you are now.
Yeah I know…I love the pump, but IMHO it interferes with my workout, lol.
Thanks for the feedback! I’ll keep at it. The Surge Workout Fuel is definately helping with recovery in between sets.