Washboard abs might look appealing to the ladies, but have you ever thought about complementing those slabs of muscle with vivacious vascular veins? The way to increasing the size of your veins follows one, rather simple path. Using smart diet programs.

The key to increasing vein definition on the most important parts of your physique is by decreasing body fat. Believe it or not, layers of disgusting sludge hide between our muscle and skin. The leaner you are, the more likelihood there’s a chance you’ll be mistaken for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime. 

What 4 Specific Body Fat Percentage Ranges Look Like on Men

All jokes aside, most well trained athletes let their body fat hover around the 10 percent mark. For maximum vein expulsion, you will want to drop your body fat below the 8 percent threshold. Why? Because at that point the once repugnant lump of junk hidden between your muscle and skin will have shrunk to an insignificant amount, putting those veins on display, which is right where they should be. 

4 Things You Must Do to Achieve 7% Body Fat

One thing you can’t change is genetics. Whether you’re athletically gifted, or the Frankenstein of fitness, others will have to work harder for their veins to show. The lower you get your body fat, the closer you will be to showcasing your breathtaking beach body.  

The next facet to getting those pesky veins to pop out is working towards a pump with a solid arsenal of arm workouts. If you want to bring them out, try the befitting T.I. song of the same name. Nope we’re still kidding. If you want to start to see your veins protrude, then you want to workout using a high-volume, high-rep method. The drawback to this game plan is that it’s only temporary; once you leave the iron behind you can kiss those beautiful veins goodbye.

Realistically, there’s no better tip to training for ultimate vascularity than lowering your body fat. Furthermore, if you’re looking to get those veins primed for the summer, you can start by building mounds of muscle. Your forearms won’t look as intimidating without more meat on them.