The research is in and muscle pumps are legit. Arnold Schwarzenegger, popularized the chase for the pump. With his rather “interesting” description of the feeling of the pump, it has become pretty important for bodybuilders to “chase” the pump. But does the magical pump do anything for building muscle? Does it actually help in terms of hypertrophy? Let’s put Arnold’s pump to the test.
“The most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
“Remember bodybuilding, and I stress (this) over and over, is mainly working for the pump and doing repetitions.” – Jay Cutler
“The greatest feeling you can get in a gym, or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“You pump up, it goes down, a little bit stays. You pump up next time, a little more stays. And gradually that accumulates over time and that creates your look.” – Frank Zane
So is the pump nonsense, or is it worth your time? Watch the above video…