What's up, guys? Today it’s all about vascularity and whether or not there are things that you can do to improve yours. You see, first and foremost, vascularity is something that makes your muscles look more muscular.

The more vascular you are, the more you look ripped, the more you look like you’re committed to what you’re doing. I will tell you this, though; commitment is key. And if you’re not willing to get your nutrition in check the rest of this video is irrelevant.

I don’t want to chase viewers away, I just want to underscore the importance of the fact that nutrition is going to get your body fat levels down low enough to be able to see your vascularity. There’s only so much you can do to try and bring them up when they’re buried underneath a layer of fat. That being said, in the summer do you ever notice how your veins look a little bit more prominent? Maybe in the winter, you can’t see them as much? It’s not necessarily that you’ve added a lot of body fat, it’s that just the exterior conditions, the temperature around you can have your veins either seek the surface or bury deep within.

That’s because as you get really cold your veins are going to try and keep the blood flow closer to the core to be able to keep your tissue temperature up. They’ll sink down a little bit lower in order to do that. In the summer as you get really hot, overheated, they’ll try to get rid of some of that heat for you and rise toward the surface. So, tissue temperature and chaining in tissue temperature is a really important way of getting better vascularity.

That being said, you can actually train that element. If you do it consistently you can actually help improve the ability of your muscles to become more vascular because you can improve the responsiveness of the smooth muscle in your veins to become a lot more alert. I have something called Reynaud’s Disease, which actually gives me spasms in the capillaries that feed my hand. So, my hands, even in the summer, can be purple and cold because they’re spamming. They’re not really good at opening up.

By going into something called a ContrastBath I can dip my hands into cold, and then dip my hands into hot, and then dip my hands in the cold. I’m training the smooth muscle here to respond better to dilate and constrict. Dilate and constrict. Dilate and constrict. So over time, I’m getting better blood flow, and profusion back and forth. I can actually help to treat that scenario a little bit. We can do that in our training, too.

You have to train super high reps at some point in your training in order to increase the ability of your muscles to become more easily by the increased blood flow that comes from doing it. So high reps, we know, will increase blood flow, and we know it will increase the pump. But are you doing it as a regular component of your training? If not, here’s what you want to do. What you’re going to do is this circuit here. 100 curls – we’re going to just have the bar – 100 reverse curls, 100 spinouts, or rollouts with our wrists in one direction, and 100 rollouts in the other direction. What you do is keep alternating as you go. By the way, take note of what I look like now, in terms of vascularity, and about a few minutes from now as I go. Here we go. There you have it. A little bit more vascularity there in just that one session.

So the idea is, just like all four legs of a table is important for the stability of that table, all rep ranges and all components of training are important for your well-rounded training program. If you’re missing an element if you're not doing super high reps we have all our athletes actually come in and do this at least once every two weeks.

As a matter of fact, we also have the ability to then get into the contrast bath – hot, and cold, hot, and cold – to also improve this. The idea is, you can’t just ignore it. If you want it to happen you’ve got to train for it. At ATHLEANX I try to train for everything, and this would answer your question. But remember – I’ll restate it again – if you're not willing to get your nutrition in check you’re not going to see your veins, no matter what you do.

All right, guys. If you’re looking for training programs that don’t overlook anything – in fact, not even your nutrition because we know how important it is. The exact same thing that allows me to stay lean and ripped 365 days a year is in our ATHLEANX training system. It’s our ATHLEANX Factor Meal Plan. You can get that, as well as all our training techniques in one spot.

It’s over at ATHLEANX.com. In the meantime, if you’ve found this video helpful make sure to leave your comments and thumbs up below. Let me know what you want to see here on this channel and I’ll do my best to cover it here in the days, and weeks ahead. All right, guys. I’ll see you back here soon. 

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