Athlete Profile: IFBB Boro
2002 IFBB World vice-champion in junior category, Boro is today a full-time coach. He is the author of most of the musqle.com training plans. After many years in top competitive bodybuilding, Boro is now combining body fitness with sports like running, triathlon and mountaineering.
When did you start to train? I started to train gymnastics in early childhood. As 9-year old I was chosen to join an experimental group of children that was subject to heavy resistance training. The aim was to see how such heavy training impacts the performance of top gymnasts. From the age of 12 I only continued with classical bodybuilding training.
What’s your favorite training method? At this moment I’m using mostly circle training, supersets, triple-sets.
What’s the most common mistake, in your opinion, that people do in their training or diet? As for the nutrition, complex carbohydrates are very underestimated today. That’s wrong. Carbohydrates enable fast energy, they prevent depletion of proteins in the body and enable you to train much harder. In the training, the most common mistake is to ignore stretching. Many people do not consider stretching to be integral part of their training, which is completely wrong.
What’s your favorite exercise? At this moment I really like pull-ups with various grips but it’s impossible for me not to mention squats.
Are you training in cycles? Do you have periods with no training during the year? I’m training more-or-less instinctively. I have training phases with impact on heavy weights and phases with more aerobic, endurance activities. But I never completely rest.
What is (in a few words) your diet in various phases of your training? I eat high quality diet with a lot of complex carbs, proteins and vegetables through the whole year. I don’t compete any more so I don’t really need to shred the last gram of fat at any given moment. If I want to cut the fat, I limit the evening carbs but I never avoid them completely (even in my evening meal).