How to Make Your Veins Pop Out

We have all seen some of the extreme vascular bodybuilders posting pictures of themselves with veins all over their bodies popping out like crazy.

If you are anything like me you would be satisfied with vascular arms and a vein here and there popping out.
Some of us just don’t have the genetics to have a lot of veins, you have probably seen some guys who don’t even lift who still have veins popping all over their body.
There are however some things you can do to increase vascularity and make veins pop out.
Even though you do not have any veins at this moment you are still able to at least get some veins in your arms popping out when you train.

Follow the tips below and you will be well on your way to make your veins pop out.

8 Tricks on How to Make Veins Pop Out

Drop the Sodium

A lot of people don’t know that sodium actually makes your body retain more water.
Why is this a problem? Well, it forces your skin to look puffy and covers up your veins – making you look less defined.
That’s why bodybuilders dehydrate themselves before going on stage – it makes them look more defined.

First, make sure you are avoiding processed foods.
These tend to be loaded with preservatives – one great way to avoid sodium is by preparing your own foods so you know exactly how much salt you are adding.
You shouldn’t be consuming more than a teaspoon of salt per day – so if you need to improve the taste of your food use herbs and spices instead.

Lower Your Body Fat %

At the end of the day having veins that pop out like a bodybuilder magazine cover model really comes down to having a low body fat %.
The veins you see popping out are known as surface veins – they lie close to the surface of your skin.
As you put on body fat you put more and more padding on top of those veins making it difficult for them to stick out.
Therefore, by reducing your body fat you will eliminate that padding and make those veins protrude more.
Focus on eating a calorie deficit and mixing in some high intensity interval training to bring your body fat down and get that look you want.

Once you reach the sub-10% level you should be able to see quite a bit of veins, with the lower you go the more they will pop out.

Keep in mind that your genetics will play a role here – some people look vascular at 15% body fat while others need to get to 8% to see any veins.
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