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What is this strangely strong pump on blood in my veins during exercise.

ChargerWolf

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I started to notice when I do specific exercises, like Drag Curls and Shoulder Presses, around the seventh or eighth rep a strangely strong pump of blood flows through one specific vein every rep as I go down for the movement. Even though I know it's blood flow it feels almost like it's twitching. I'm just wondering if it's something I should be concerned with and if possible I would like to stop because it's very annoying and breaking the focus of maintaining my form.
 
genetic freak

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Never heard anyone say they wanted their pump to go away unless it was lower back or forearm pumps from AAS. Pump requires carbohydrates, sodium and water. Cut back on any of those and the pump is reduced or goes away.
 
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Never heard anyone say they wanted their pump to go away unless it was lower back or forearm pumps from AAS. Pump requires carbohydrates, sodium and water. Cut back on any of those and the pump is reduced or goes away.
Oh that's what bodybuilders mean by "there pump"? Well, It feels good and I know it's something people look for, It's just a tad distracting. If it's something that's normal then I'll just try to deal with it, especially because I need the carbs to bulk and I can't cut on drinking water since I'm on Creatine.
 
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Never heard anyone say they wanted their pump to go away unless it was lower back or forearm pumps from AAS. Pump requires carbohydrates, sodium and water. Cut back on any of those and the pump is reduced or goes away.
Well hold on, please correct me if I misunderstood your comment, but I looked up specifically what the term "a pump" means when weightlifting. I'm not talking about the feeling you get after weightlifting they described as muscles feeling tight and expanded, I seem to get the sensation nearly no matter what. It just seems like for some strange reason, pump or not, my veins twitch or somthin during certain excircises.
 
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You're about to go super saiyan or convert to pure energy. I've read about this on reddit.
beef, are you just "toying" with Charger, or have you seen any Saiyans recently? I played High School ball with a few, but it's been years.

Charger, sounds like what you're feeling is about nerves + muscles, not veins. Do you get this with other exercises or just some specific ones?
 
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beef, are you just "toying" with Charger, or have you seen any Saiyans recently? I played High School ball with a few, but it's been years.

Charger, sounds like what you're feeling is about nerves + muscles, not veins. Do you get this with other exercises or just some specific ones?

Well last I knew their whole planet was destroyed. Are there any left?
 
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genetic freak

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Well hold on, please correct me if I misunderstood your comment, but I looked up specifically what the term "a pump" means when weightlifting. I'm not talking about the feeling you get after weightlifting they described as muscles feeling tight and expanded, I seem to get the sensation nearly no matter what. It just seems like for some strange reason, pump or not, my veins twitch or somthin during certain excircises.
It is a neuro response to the movement. If it bothers you that much, don't do those exercises.
 
Tiny

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I agree with raw and GF, it sounds more like a nerve issue.
I have problems with my ulnar nerve and get a wide range of feelings. Most often it’s numbness in my fingers, but when it first started, it felt like pressure/squeezing in my elbow and burning in my hands.

Your elbow/shoulder position during those exercises could be it.

I would only think it was a vascular thing if the pump sensation matched your pulse rate. Do a single arm rep and check your wrist pulse with your free hand To see if it syncs.

in the meantime, I’d avoid that movement until you figure it out. Nerve damage can be a bitch and permanent
 
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beef, are you just "toying" with Charger, or have you seen any Saiyans recently? I played High School ball with a few, but it's been years.

Charger, sounds like what you're feeling is about nerves + muscles, not veins. Do you get this with other exercises or just some specific ones?
I think Charger is toying with the Den.
 
Heady Muscle

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Well hold on, please correct me if I misunderstood your comment, but I looked up specifically what the term "a pump" means when weightlifting. I'm not talking about the feeling you get after weightlifting they described as muscles feeling tight and expanded, I seem to get the sensation nearly no matter what. It just seems like for some strange reason, pump or not, my veins twitch or somthin during certain excircises.
 
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