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3 Things I learnt By Increasing My Vascularity

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Increasing your vascularity isn't a matter of aligning planets or performing 15 hours of cardio a day...
Want to increase your vascularity? Here's what you need to do:

  • Reduce your body fat to single digit
  • Continue to build lean muscle mass
  • Decrease your stored water weight (water retention)
  • Increase your body temperature (for temporary gains)
  • Supplement with a safe natural diuretic such as dandelion root
  • Supplement with vasodilators such as L-arginine and L-citrulline

Check out my full article here on the exact steps required to implement the above points.

3 Things I learnt By Increasing My Vascularity

I've gone through numerous cutting phases before - reducing my caloric intake and increasing the amount of cardio I'm performing to get down into single digit body fat.
But it's only recently that I decided to go out of my way to place emphasis on my vascularity... here are the 3 biggest things I learnt:

Water weight makes a huge difference

When we're on a carbohydrate heavy diet we're often holding a lot more water weight than you'd think. By placing my body in a caloric deficit (by reducing my carbohydrate intake) while supplementing with dandelion root extract, a natural diuretic I was honestly surprised at just how much water weight I was holding.

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You may be thinking  "what's it matter? water isn't fat!"

Retained water is stored between the skin and the muscle, often decreasing vascularity and definition - when you're holding less water you'll look leaner.

Vascularity gives the illusion of lower body fat

Some guys just don't have much in terms of superficial vascularity - and as a result at low body fat those guys don't look as lean as they often are.

A 10% body fat physique with road map vascularity will look leaner than a 7% body fat physique with minimal vascularity.

This is why when it comes time to step on stage the top tier bodybuilders will often use a hair dryer on their arms, shoulders, chest and abs to utilize heat to draw more attention to their prominent vascularity - giving the illusion of lower body fat and that 'shrink wrap' look to the skin.

Vasodilators can work wonders for endurance

L-citrulline, L-arginine, nitrox oxide supplements as well as beetroot juice are all loaded with nitrates, these supplements all give of a fantastic superficial result in terms of increased vascularity but the big difference I also noticed came to my cardio endurance.

Maintaining intensity on my spin bike HIIT workouts and deadmill sprints reflect the research and studies linking beet juice to increased exericse endurance.

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Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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