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    NEWB... Why do I "deflate" after workouts?

    so it's a dumb question.. I have been Weight Training for about a year now and have been wondering this: Why do I look jacked while working out and for a few hours after but then that night and day after it looks like i never did anything... I take protein before and after. and SP250 before.. Been gaining strength and weight every few weeks.. So i know i'm pushing it hard in the gym.. just wondering if this is normal or do i need to step it up??
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    Originally Posted by RockstarrRR View Post
    so it's a dumb question.. I have been Weight Training for about a year now and have been wondering this: Why do I look jacked while working out and for a few hours after but then that night and day after it looks like i never did anything... I take protein before and after. and SP250 before.. Been gaining strength and weight every few weeks.. So i know i'm pushing it hard in the gym.. just wondering if this is normal or do i need to step it up??
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    Look up the phrase "muscle pump"
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    whatever it is, i like it
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    ahhh yes...the "pump". all the weight lifters best friend and worst enemy.....
    best friend cuz it makes u look twice as good.
    worst enemy cuz when he leaves....u feel awful about urself. lol

    EVERY lifter has this problem/situation. ull get used to is.
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    Originally Posted by RockstarrRR View Post
    so it's a dumb question.. I have been Weight Training for about a year now and have been wondering this: Why do I look jacked while working out and for a few hours after but then that night and day after it looks like i never did anything... I take protein before and after. and SP250 before.. Been gaining strength and weight every few weeks.. So i know i'm pushing it hard in the gym.. just wondering if this is normal or do i need to step it up??
    Thanks...
    I've read that uping your carb intake can retain the look of fullness--at least for some people.

    Hamy Rambod who trains a lot of bodybuilders usually has them eat much more carbs for this effect.
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    Are you doing a 8-10 rep range?

    I read an article featured here on bodybuilding.com, concerning doing "5 x 5s'".
    The guy said you should stop thinking like a bodybuilder, and start thinking like a powerlifter.
    He's right! I began 5x5s with dumbells, on bench, incline and decline. My strength grew dramatically.
    It's different from "the pump", however. Whereas the pump goes away, what I feel two days after doing 5 x 5s' is lean, defined, hard muscle! Franco Columbu, Arnolds' friend back in the day, began as a powerlifter. Dude was solid as a rock.
    Granted, this rock-hard muscle lurks just underneath a layer of fat, but I can definitely feel it, even trace it through the cheese with my fingers.
    Try some 5 x 5s'.
    Five sets, five reps each, using a weight you can just lift for the five reps. Attempt to increase the weight each week for five weeks.
    Worked for me.
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