In some ways bodybuilding is similar to road cycling, in that over the years it has built up an association with performance improving drugs - 'the only way to get big and build muscles is to take drugs such as steroids' - this was a misnomer believed by many.
Well, like cycling, bodybuilding is trying to show that you can succeed without having to pump your body full of illegal substances.
At booost we’re proud to be at the forefront of supporting bodybuilders and strongmen with a 100% natural and legal bodybuilding supplement.....Oxygen!
Research has shown that extra oxygen enables you to recover more quickly from exertion. It allows someone to train and then exercise again. Read more on how oxygen can help you progress by visiting our 'Why use booost' page.
Using booost oxygen pre, during and post workout can help you gain muscle naturally. There are also other things you can do, supplements you can take and dietary methods you can follow that can help you build muscle. Here are a few great tips from Daz Ball, IFBB Pro, who uses booost:
Consistency; You need to be consistent in your diet, your training, and in keeping your calories consistent (Daz eats 3,600 calories day in, day out). We’re not all born with the best genetic set but we can all be consistent in our approach.
Hard Work; You have to work with what you’ve got. You may not have the smallest waist, or the best shoulders, but hard work will enable you to make the best of those features.
Dedication; Daz has lived and breathed bodybuilding for 13 years. That means eating the right things, getting up each morning and training hard. David Beckham became the best free kick taker in the world through dedication and. training day in day out.
Balance; You need to live a balanced life. Spend time with your kids, with your partner, have the occasional cheat meal, go out with friends occasionally. Also balance your food intake so that you are getting your vitamins and minerals.
Training Partner; Get yourself a training partner who is motivated, wants to progress and wants to do the training. You need to pick someone who has the same kind of mentality as you. And move on from that partner if you feel that they are holding you back or don’t share your desire.
Train Smart; Reduce the risk of injury by doing a lot of ‘super sets’ which help break muscle tissue down and minimises the risk of injury.
Recovery; Daz uses a number of things to help him recover. The first is booost oxygen which he uses before and after major sets to help him recover. Secondly, he takes a post workout drink packed with good stuff and then about 30 minutes later has a sugary drink with protein powder.
Cheat Meals; He’ll keep including cheat meals until just 5 to 7 days out from an event. He likes to stay consistent but an occasional cheat meal is good reward for hard work.
Posing; A lot of bodybuilders slack on the posing and can struggle on stage. Posing is really painful and the next day feels like the results of your hardest workout so you need to practice your posing.
Being An Athlete; To be a great bodybuilder you need to be an athlete. Daz runs, boxes, thai boxes and plays football. Fitness is inside and outside the body and a lot of bodybuilders forget this.
No. Supplemental oxygen was removed from the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) banned list in 2010. Naturalbodybuilding.com is one of the leading authorities on the subject and here’s their list of the requirements to be recognised as a drug free bodybuilder:
(ONLY INBA/PNBA TESTS ACCEPTED AT INBA/PNBA EVENTS)
booost is 99.5% oxygen, so is the perfect supplement for someone who prefers a more organic approach to supplements. If you train hard, then use booost oxygen as part of your natural intake to support you to build muscle fast.