Have you ever noticed that the final 1 percent – of anything worth having – is always the hardest to achieve?
Well, I have, and it can be really frustrating.
But I do have to say, it’s the most rewarding progress you’ll make.
For me, that is vascularity!
Whether you like it or not, no one can deny the intimidating visual effect vascularity has on a fellow gym rat. So, what is it? Is it good? Can I make myself look like that… or should I?! The truth is that there are two immediate reasons why having pronounced veins is a sign that you are in better shape than others. Firstly, it is a visual indicator that your muscles require more blood to fuel them than those without enhanced vascularity; implying that you are stronger. Secondly, it is a sure-fire way to see how low your body fat percentage is; your veins will only pop if the layers of fat under your skin are low enough to let them show.
So how do I get my veins to pop?! There are some amazing products that help the key areas of our body we need to look after to become more vascular. However, they are all based around some amazingly simple steps that we are already familiar with…
I know this sounds obvious. As I said before, everyone has a different body type. Some people naturally have more vascularity, so if you are not one of them then you need to use every facet you have to your advantage. The less fat you have under your skin, the more your veins will pop… so lose the fat!
Again, this is an obvious one, but bigger muscles demand a higher blood flow. That’s a simple fact. There are two parts to this step. Yes, we want to build muscle mass in general, but we MUST go after the PUMP! If you are not familiar with the term, we are talking about ending your session with high-intensity, controlled lifts with short rests in between sets. By shifting your focus to building muscle and achieving the pump, your veins will adapt to higher blood flows to your newly built muscle mass.
Don’t Skip Cardio
There are countless reasons not to skip cardio day. Additionally, if you’re looking for higher vascularity then keeping it in your routine is a MUST. Cardio will obviously help keep your caloric deficit high and keep the fat off. Consistent cardio will increase your capillary density and ultimately increase the blood flow to your muscles.
Now that we know more about vascularity, there are a few specific supplements and ingredients that will help your vascularity improve. This will come as a result of increased blood flow, relaxing/widening blood vessels, and improved circulation by having a direct effect on your Nitric Oxide levels in your body. By relaxing your blood vessels and arteries, the following SUPPs will make your blood flow more effective for the ‘Pump’.
One of the most effective ways to boost nitric oxide levels and get that look we want is with Hype Reloaded by Blackstone Labs. Packing a powerful PUMP punch with key ingredients like Citrulline Malate and Horney Goat weed which both have a efficacy level through the roof on vascularity!
This next one is climbing my list of MUST f***ing haves! This BIG PUMP supplement called VasoFroce XT is LEGIT. VasoForce XT contains 5 high end active ingredients including clinically researched key ingredients and a massive 600 mg’s of Vaso6™. If you’re looking for pumps, vascularity, nitric oxide production, and performance…… BOOM….. VasoForce XT.
Another excellent choice is Seismic Surge by Hard Rock Supplements. As well as being packed with everything your veins want, this PWO also contains L-Arginine Alphaketoglutarate and Agmatine Sulfate that high dose feed your muscles while you work out. This PWO is called the 6th gear for a reason.
Another supplement that increases MAJOR pump and vascularity is Plasmagen by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. Plasmagen works by deactivating Arginese Enzymes that can negatively effect your NO levels and keep vascularity and PUMP successes. Feel the pump with this advanced and unique formula!