Pre workout supplements that enhance nitric oxide production are some of the most popular products on the market. Whether athletes are seeking better blood flow, increased performance, or massive muscle pumps, nitric oxide boosters are a mainstay for hardcore lifters.
Athlete’s fascination with the pump dates back to at least the 1970s, when the Austrian Oak, Arnold Schwarzenegger, compared the sensation of getting a pump to climaxing in the bedroom.
Yet, despite the prototypical gym bro’s affinity for getting a raging muscle pump during training, does it actually help build muscle?
Previously, researchers believed that the only way for muscles to grow was by increasing the amount of mechanical tension on a given muscle over time (i.e. adding weight to the bar). However, in recent years, researchers have identified a number of mechanisms by which muscles can grow:
- Mechanical tension
- Muscle damage
- Metabolic stress
Newer research has added another mechanism to the expanding list of factors that impact hypertrophy -- cellular swelling, a.k.a. the pump.
When a muscle repeatedly contracts, more and more blood is pumped to the muscle. But, due to repeated muscle contractions, veins carrying blood away from the muscle are constricted.
This creates a “pooling” of blood in the muscle along with a significant increase cellular swelling and sleeve-splitting muscle pumps.
The body interprets this sudden increase in cell volume as a “threat” to the structure and integrity of the cell as well as its survival. To counteract this threat, the body initiates a cascade of anabolic processes (including an increase protein synthesis -- muscle growth) while at the same time down regulating various catabolic processes. This results in a larger more resilient muscle cell and culminates in extreme muscle growth.
Killer Labz Noxious is an extreme pump powder overflowing with supplements that boost nitric oxide production, increase cellular swelling, and deliver a pump like no other.
Not only are the pumps otherworldly, Noxious also helps you to train harder and longer, banging out more reps for more sets, increasing the overall amount of work you do as well as the number of metabolites generated, providing a pre workout that helps build muscle from every possible angle.