- 01-16-2011, 10:55 PM
so usually after I train I have a slight pump for a while after but latley I noticed, especially today, I have no post workout pump anymore I made a few changes lately and I will list them also for some reason I have noticed a decrease in my arm size which im confused about as well
I started takin erase couple wks agoand I speculate one reason my pumps disspear so quick is due to fact I take one serving of erase immediatly after gym
I also startedtakin a huge shake consisting of 2cups of oats 24oz nonfat milk 1scoop whey. This is 1000cals 130carbs 75g protein 15min after gym. Could this be too much?
I started using a whey from designer whey company, name ofwhey is blitz 60 could this be **** protein quality?
I started doing cardio but before cardio I take erase, OEP, bcaa5grams. Post cardio iimmediatle take another 5grams bcaa shower then make anothe 600cals shake of oats milk and whey I only do fasted cardio 3x a wk but throughout my wk my cals r high so I shouldnt experience any muscle loss heck look at the nfl players they r huge and theydo cardio.
So those r the recent changes and im really frustraded at why tge lack of pump especially decrease in arm size its frustrating.
- 01-16-2011, 11:49 PM
I mean, if you have a pump and then drink that big shake, your pump is going to go away because a lot of that blood will start being drawn to the digestive system to aid in digestion.
Most likely the decrease in arm size is a result of a decrease in glycogen stores. In a week's time, my arms may flucuate in size around 1/2 inch. Some days my arms look large and full, other days they look softer. Has a LOT to do with glycogen, so don't worry that you've lost muscle mass. Usually you don't lose a noticeable amount of muscle mass as quickly as you would notice a decrease in volume as a result of a decrease in glycogen... Yeah!
Anyway, maybe a nice little break is in order to recupe.
Also, I'd recommend waiting to drink such a big shake. After I workout I like to take some sugar (dextrose/maltodextrin or waxy maize) and then some whey protein. Then about 45-60 minutes later I'll eat a larger meal.
Good luck man
- 01-17-2011, 12:33 AM
That dose make sense such a big shake killing pump due to.blood going to stomach to digest.
I noticed decrease for the past 4ish
Anyone got other thoughts
01-17-2011, 12:44 AM
i never go to the gym on a full stomach. mistake right there. make your shake post workout and like hero said, have some sugar post workout.
01-17-2011, 01:02 AM
I dont go full stomach either loll that was my post workout shake. I cant use sugar the way my body is even the slightest sugar I bloat up and gain massive fat. My body is very sensitive to simple sugars therefore I use oats
01-17-2011, 02:45 AM
01-17-2011, 02:14 PM
01-17-2011, 03:35 PM
01-17-2011, 06:00 PM
01-17-2011, 06:57 PM
I'm serious, a lot of times if you take a break (1 week), when you come back you get pumps very easy and everything feels so "fresh."
01-17-2011, 08:40 PM
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