Not a biggy if this is for a show and theres still time... get the biggest pizza you can find and eat it bit by bit in a couple of hours time
If you could somehow through in a pack of Animal-Pak that would do wonders too...
this is from personal experience but the tricky part is we all respond to salts & carbs so bloody differently its not funny :umwtf:
Well, pakiman, every competitor needs to think about water manipulation during contest prep, not just naturals.
I'm still trying to find my perfect combo, but I have a couple theories on where I've gone wrong previously.
The generic thing that I have done is to drink a shitload of water for 5 days or so, then drastically cut back until show time. While drinking all this water I increases sodium through the roof so that I absorbed as much as I could.
With all the absorption, all my body wanted to do was to expel it. I have never tried a diurectic. I am contemplating trying something like dandelion root this time around. I feel like taking in all those carbs while cutting water only leads to more retention, at least with regards to my own experience.
What I am going to do this time around is barely change my water intake. The only thing I will do is limit salt a couple days before my show, use fast acting carbs the night before and saturday morning to carb load, and use some prep H/saran wrap on any parts I feel are holding water (probably abs and upper leg). And like I said, maybe try a natural diuretic a day or 2 before. Some backlash is coming in from the natural community on the absurdity of heavy water manipulation and how it isn't really needed. Me being the experimentalist that I am, I'm willing to give it a try. I don't tend to care if I place high (though that is the ultimate goal obviously), but I will be just as happy if I come away learning what works and what doesn't so that I can look better next time.