Just use some skin cream or vitamin E or whatever. Don't hold yourself back in the gym to avoid stretch marks because you could still get them without "the pump."
Originally posted by Callahan
I try to avoid getting a pump.
I have already started to get stretch marks and bloating my muscles with pump will just make it worse. Yeah I know, they are the 'battle scars' of the weightlifter, etc, etc, but I just want to avoid them if I can.
I also notice that only certain exercises can get me a 'pump' feeling, and as such I'm suspicious of its benefits. I can get a pump from bicep work, quads, pecs and shoulders, but not so much for tris, back, hams, or other muscles.