Overhead Press and chasing the pump

Every so rarely often, I have the feeling that my muscles are growing every workout.  It's not noticeably true but it feels that way.  For example, when I reach back to look behind me while backing my car out of parking space, instead of feeling like a creaky old man that can barely twist his body, I feel like a swole-bro with muscles bumping into muscles.  Makes me want to go all Dom Mazzetti and throw down some poses.  Luckily that urge passes quickly but it's a nice feeling to have on occasion.  Because I have been training primarily for strength with no base-building or 'hypertrophy' phases, I usually had to ignore this feeling and resume my sets of 2 or 3 or 5 reps, leaving one or two in the tank and training bar speed and competition lift form.

Dom Mazzetti's got it all figured out.

Right now, since I am in a training phase where I'm trying to build up my workout volume and maybe even put on a few grams of muscle, I can take advantage of this fleeting feeling and chase the pump.  I'm out of practice and don't have the endurance to really push it like someone with real muscle building goals but it's a nice change from my strength-first workouts.

After my main movement (which I still trained with a strength emphasis), all of the other movements were done with an emphasis on muscle fatigue and in rep ranges that cause "the pump".  I have to admit, it felt pretty awesome.  Not awesome enough to cause me to change tack and aspire to posing in my underwear in front of a predominately male audience (not that there's anything wrong with that) but a fun diversion for a training session.

Overhead Press:  45x10, 95x10, 135x5, 185x5, 185x5, 185x4, 185x4, 185x3, 155x5, 155x5

Leg Press:  450x15, 540x15, 630x10

Dumbbell Rows (myo rep style):  100x10,6,5,4   100x10,4,3,3

Dumbbell Power Flyes:  45x15, 45x20, 45x20

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