- 11-02-2010, 07:17 PM
"A muscle pump occurs when fluid fills up the muscle cells. When you work out, your muscles create metabolic waste products that draw water into the cells. Since glycerol also attracts water, having more glycerol inside your muscle cells will enhance the pump you can achieve. It also pulls more water into your blood vessels, causing them to dilate and increasing their vascularity.
Researchers from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) found in a Z007 study that subjects who took both creatine and glycerol for seven days had nearly 40% more body fluid than a group that took just creatine, and almost 50% more fluid than a group taking just glycerol. This has important implications for hypertrophy: Muscle cell swelling stretches the muscle membrane and instigates processes that lead to long-term growth.
For better muscle pumps, take 10-30 grams of glycerol with 20-32 ounces of water about one hour before workouts. Also be sure to take creatine with your pre- and postworkout shakes for a synergistic effect."
BY JIM STOPPANI, PHD
Edit: After re-reading my own entry above, it just donned on me that this is from FLEX about four issues ago, I was so impressed by the write up offered by Dr. S, I once again implemented Glycerine into my regimen. In all honesty, is has been SO successful for me in my lifting and competing, I almost feel guilty sharing the 'secret' weapon; but we're all trying to achieve the same end result here, so enjoy!
- 11-02-2010, 07:23 PM
Another helpful addendum to help all of you correctly measure our your Glycerine since it is advocated in grams above by Dr. S, yet comes in a liquid form: http://www.metric-conversions.org/we...-to-ounces.htm
Simply use the calculator provided. Cliff Note: 30g of Glycerine = 1oz
Or... to make it EVEN EASIER (pandering for reps) 2 TABLE SPOONS
11-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Now the I think about there w was a rtd priduct I always preached cuz it was simple and gave outstanding pumps. Worldwide nutrition nos drink. It had 10g glycerol 3g arginine mix 200mg caffeine. It was ridiculices nice pumps very full feeling.
I'm thinking of stackin this with jacked? The glycerol
11-02-2010, 07:43 PM
11-02-2010, 07:59 PM
Hmmm very interesting..... I can see a few holes in the study there but let me do some researching real quick to see if I can lend some credibility to my assumptions....
Bottom line is if it's working for you I'm sure its gotta have its benefits.... Just let me see if what I'm thinking is correct as far as I know it....
11-02-2010, 08:21 PM
11-02-2010, 08:59 PM
Yes outstanding, they have a new formula out sucks. Yrs product was very amazubg such full heavy pumps I loved it
11-02-2010, 09:15 PM
Well that study assumes that glycerol is being transported directly into the muscle cell to begin with.... THEN it is drawing the water into the muscle cell...
The portion listed about vasodialation I believe is correct, as is it's description as to what a MUSCLE pump technically does increasing cellular size and stretching the muscle membrane causing long term growth. (a "pump" doesn't have to be just this though)
The whole reason I was told the first time around that glycerine is counter productive plays directly into the explanation above about glycerine attracting water but in the sense that it is actually drawing precious intracellular fluids from inside the muscle membrane and just increasing extracellular fluid retention....
So as you see everything they have stated regarding glycerine's effectiveness is wholey dependant on the fact that glycerine is magically transported intracellularly to begin with, when in actuality it is sent to the muscles first via the bloodstream where some of it then reaches the extracellular portion of the muscles and continues to attract water from everywhere, muscle cells included through osmosis.
However maybe when combined with creatine and especially glut4 and insulin it is then able to be shuttled directly into the muscle cell where it can exert it's effects positively but that is only a what if until I find the info I'm looking for....
11-02-2010, 09:22 PM
11-02-2010, 09:28 PM
B) Over and above 'exhibit' A offered above in my response, these factors will also contribute greatly to the overall muscle cell specific activity of Glycerine.
11-02-2010, 09:48 PM
Lol love the war of the worlds reference.
That makes sense to me, but let me do a lil looking to see if I can support the idea I was fed all that time ago... It made sense to me, I may have to bring them in to weigh in on the matter
11-02-2010, 11:19 PM
11-02-2010, 11:30 PM
11-03-2010, 01:46 AM
11-03-2010, 11:55 PM
Glycerine pulls moisture from within the muscle cells. This increases your blood volume, which since blood is an incompressible fluid increases blood pressure, ultimately leading to more intense pumps via venturi effect. It works wonders for contest, but not as useful as an everyday supplement. It just makes you "look" jacked after you lift weights.
Remember, there's only one thing that hydrates you: water. Anything else is merely going to facilitate the transport to specific locations, at the cost of others.
11-04-2010, 12:27 AM
Hey bob'o do you know of any studies that support this? ive been lookin n cant find anything... my google aint that strong for finding studies...
11-04-2010, 01:55 AM
11-04-2010, 02:21 PM
11-04-2010, 05:18 PM
11-04-2010, 05:42 PM
the pumps on arachidonic acid kill those from NO products in my experience and in that of most people Ive spoken with.
11-04-2010, 05:44 PM
11-04-2010, 06:06 PM
11-04-2010, 07:26 PM
Really, the pump is never going to be the limiting factor in your muscle-building endeavors; thus, improving it isn't going to help you build muscle faster.
11-04-2010, 08:09 PM
11-04-2010, 08:26 PM
i might try AA soon with prime and ghenerate and anabolic pump since i need to get of jack3d for a while i have been on it long
~ IRON LIVERô________ *[It's just advice man, that's all it is! You can take or do whatever the FCUK you wanna do!]
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