Squeeze for a Bigger, Muscular Pump During Your Rest Periods While Exercising

When you exercise a certain muscle group there is a huge rush of blood that goes to that area and you experience a 'pump' within the muscle. Most of you will be familiar with this. But did you know you can maximise your sets by possibly an extra 10-15% by performing isometric contractions between sets during your rest periods.

What does this mean? Well, take for instance the chest muscles. Once you perform your set of chest press you will increase circulatory blood flow to that area. When the set is complete you will rest but during this time keep the chest muscles contracted for approximately 20-30 seconds. This will help promote blood flow, oxygen uptake within the muscles and will give you a bigger muscular pump. You may even find you are stronger during your next set of the same exercise. This principle can be applied to all the other muscle groups too.
Give this a try to maximise your sessions and endure the burn!!

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Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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