I’ve been doing low rep (3x3) work lately to increase strength.
But today I only had 20 minutes to get a workout in and the gym was packed so I did a newb workout forgeting the squats and deads and just fooled around with what ever weights were free
I also backed the weights used down a notch a bit from usual and really kept the rest time down (15 seconds between each set).
4 x (8xOverhead Press, 8xChins) Superset
4 x 8 Preacher Curls
Anyway, I got a huge arse pump in my arms. Much more than ever before.
I haven’t had a ‘pump’ with my low reps and today was a bit of an amusement with my arms looking freaky.
Anyway, I do have a question.
Is it better to focus on getting a ‘pump’ (lighter weights really low rest periods) or should I stick with the low reps, heavy weights and long rest periods and build my strength and CNS up?
I’m thinking of throwing in some ‘pump’ days as this just felt bloody good.
How do you get a pump when doing squats or deads? Is this wise or foolish to try and get a pump on these big lifts?