The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Big Swinging Dick dxiw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    370

    Pre-contest diet help

    Hi everyone - I started at about 18% or so on January 1st and right now am about 15%. I'm on a 15-week plan to hit 6-8%. My question is, for the last two weeks, whats the best way to shred the water and get the deep cuts? Should I carb deplete and then load while low sodium/water? Anyone with any actual experiences? Thanks!

    225lb @ 17% bodyfat, currently cutting
    Current lifts while cutting (all raw): bench 275x4, squat 365x8
    Estimated current maxes: 300 bench / 450 dead / 450 squat
    Competition / Gym PRs (from March 08)
    Bench: 325 raw / 385 loose shirt
    Deadlift: 450 raw ADFPF 04/26/08
    Squat: 405 raw

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Senior Member cphafner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    The Big Apple
    Posts
    7,704
    At 6-8% you will not be lean enough to worry about shedding water. Get lean enough first. This was the issue I ran into. I worried about shedding water, but I needed to worry about shedding that another 1-2% of bf off. I wound up looking worse the day of the show than I had 2 weeks out. My main piece of advice would be to not rush the weight loss and come in too flat.
    Last edited by cphafner; 01-28-2008 at 08:22 PM.
    My Journal
    http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=119765

    I think this is possibly the all-time best response on WBB. - Jorge Sanchez

    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

    From A Body Builder is Born

    i knew you were a beast but not that kinda of a beast that eats grown men and children.. lilmase

  4. #3
    Big Swinging Dick dxiw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    370
    Cool. Could you by any chance PM me your pre-contest diet / training (like 3-4 weeks out and onward)? Also, what advice do you have for getting from 6-7% to 3-4% for someone that tends to get stuck in the 6-8? Carb depletion/loading?

    225lb @ 17% bodyfat, currently cutting
    Current lifts while cutting (all raw): bench 275x4, squat 365x8
    Estimated current maxes: 300 bench / 450 dead / 450 squat
    Competition / Gym PRs (from March 08)
    Bench: 325 raw / 385 loose shirt
    Deadlift: 450 raw ADFPF 04/26/08
    Squat: 405 raw

Similar Threads

  1. Adam's 'Get fit Westside style' Journal
    By Adam in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 2763
    Last Post: 08-20-2010, 04:21 PM
  2. keeping veins after a contest diet
    By c3p in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-13-2007, 07:50 AM
  3. Diet Help[
    By wordodd in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-29-2003, 03:18 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •