Understanding just how depleted you might be going in your show week

Discussion in 'Advanced Bodybuilding - Contest Prep, Etc' started by gotclen, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. gotclen

    gotclen VIP Member

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    PP,
    You say you are pre experimenting with I assume depleting and carb loading.
    Share with us your finding so far. Tell us just how lean you are now. That plays a big role
    In being able to see the effects on the body.
    We are here to help where we can.
    Gc


    QUOTE=pumpingiron22;382786]Thanks for passing knowledge down. I will be down this road very soon. I have been pre experimenting to see what works for me.[/QUOTE]
     
  2. gotclen

    gotclen VIP Member

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    Hello Bull,
    I wanted to check back with you to see how your show went?
    Please let me know here or in pm if you like.
    Post some pics if you have them.

    Get that water back up and go easy on the pizza.
    Gc


     
  3. ketsugo

    ketsugo VIP Member

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    It's great to have a coach - one thing I urge all my clients that I coach is to keep a journal while you are still learning . Like in GC article it discusses how he was better post show then the " typical " 3 days loading . Everyone is slightly different in responses to everything . A journal helps you figure out you . Something a coach can't do . Always remember you are your greatest teacher and seek to listen to what your body says. A journal is one mode in finding your own path .
     
  4. TheNeed

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    Gotclen - great post. I have a question for you. I hear of this happening to people all the time where they sort of drop weight fast while carbing up. With this 200-600g a carbs a day are you also eating the required amounts of protein and some friendly fats or is your diet mainly carbs?
     
  5. gotclen

    gotclen VIP Member

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    In my case and trust me I'm not a huge eater. So, on these 3 or so days I have to drop other macros. Just as you suspect. I lower my protein. Maybe in half? As for the fats they are really only coming from my daily foods. So, lets say I have been eating on an average of 2000 to 2500 calories a day(approx) through out the prep. Out of those calories Im only eating around 125 to 150 carbs so 600 calories from carbs a day. The rest is protein and yes some fats. Plus there is a % of some reward treats in there along the way.

    I really hit the asparagus hard to along with water at 3 plus gallon. All that water all those carbs. Like you say the scale really didn't move. I just keep looking fuller.


     
  6. pumpingiron22

    pumpingiron22 VIP Member

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    not yet but will be soon Ive been at 45%fat 45%Pro 10% carbs and 2200 cal for the past 6 months. i went from 215 to 193 and my bf is at 3.8% my one coached passed my of to another as he is]better a coaching men in bb. he said my bf is a little to low for right now im still 6 months out here is a link with my measurements on the first page

    https://thinksteroids.com/community/threads/pumpingiron22-gets-pumped.134370240/
     
  7. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    Unless you are extremely lean naturally it's gonna be hard on your body to hold that level of conditioning for that long. 6mos is a very long time. I'd be analyzing your weak points and then spending another 2mos in a calorie surplus bringing up any lags.
     
  8. pumpingiron22

    pumpingiron22 VIP Member

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    my body like at 200 to 210
     
  9. gotclen

    gotclen VIP Member

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    So, you were 6 months out at 3.8% BF?. I have to say that is almost unheard of.
    Then you say your coach passed you off to another guy better with BB? seems to me
    the first guy had you in tip top shape. Why not go do some shows and get some stage
    experience? Then you can eat up a bit between the shows. Like Mike Rn said you will be so
    burn out by the show you will end up not even going.
    Post a pic of this shredded body.
     

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