Have you ever dreamed about having vascular arms and legs? If so, you’re probably interested in how to achieve it. However, there are many factors that determine how vascular you can become, so it’s better to combine them to achieve greater results.
If you work hard for a long period of time, you can become similar to Frank “Wrath” McGrath, a Canadian bodybuilder who has one of the most vascular bodies in the world. If you’re not sure about it, just see for yourself:
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1. Decrease Your Body Fat Percentage
One of the primary things you need to do to increase vascularity is to decrease your body fat percentage. Simply put, the less body fat you have, the more vascular you look. However, be careful when deciding on how much body fat you want to lose, because having too little body fat for a long period of time might result in weakening the immune system, lower energy levels, decreased testosterone production, mood swings and other problems.
Because of that, even many professional athletes decrease their body fat percentage to an extreme level (3-6%) only before competing on stage.
2. Build Muscle Mass
Another important step in increasing your vascularity is building muscle mass. To do so, you need to eat more calories than your body uses. One of the easiest ways to determine how many calories you need to consume is to use a calorie calculator. By doing so, you’ll have a better understanding of the factors that influence your calorie intake.
Another thing you have to do to build muscle mass is to trigger muscle growth. This is done by exercising and performing other physical activities. So, the only thing you need is to have a working training routine and to follow it.
3. Increase Your Body Temperature
If you want to take a selfie in which you look even more vascular, do it before getting your body temperature increased. It works because the body protects itself from overheating by pushing the blood to the surface of the skin. By doing so, this makes you look more vascular.
To increase your body temperature, take a hot bath, sauna, go sunbathing, or do lots of training, and then take a selfie. All of these methods work by temporarily making you more vascular than before, so don’t miss the chance.
4. Avoid Water Retention
After you get rid of too much of body fat, it’s easy to determine whether you experience water retention or not. If you have unnecessary water weight, it will prevent you from becoming more vascular and healthier unless you lose it.
To avoid water retention, you need to consume fewer salt-rich products like French fries, potato chips, cheese, sausages and nuts, just to name a few. Also, it’s important to flush out sodium from your body by drinking more water. Yes, it may sound counter effective, but to stop water retention, you need to drink more water.
How much water you should drink depends on many factors, but if you experience water retention, increase your water intake by at least one liter. If nothing changes after five days, drink at least half a liter more than before. If it doesn’t help after another five days, visit a medical professional, because it might be something more serious.
5. Wait Until You Get Older
One more factor that helps to look more vascular is your age, because the older you get, the more vascular you look. While it’s not completely documented why this happens, it has been found the same people will often become more vascular even if he/she lives completely the same lifestyle as before.