View Full Version : Bump up carbz or Less Cardio
04-20-2003, 08:15 PM
Hey guys im 4 and 1/2 weeks out from my next show, ive been very strick with sticking to my diet so far. Problem is im ruffly 5 weeks out and i think im look a little to riped for 5 weeks out and im scared of loosing muscle from here on in. My condition is ruffly 3 weeks out so my question is should i have a carb up week/day/days or do less cardio (not that im doing much) or should i just keep going and come in unbeilabley riped risking muscle and run the risk of looking skinny on stage ???
Please need help !
04-22-2003, 02:04 AM
04-22-2003, 04:16 AM
It's hard to give advice without seeing what you are calling a little too ripped, you have time to try adding some carbs and or decreasing cardiovascular, but I would not do anything drastic if you are looking good now. Good Luck and keep posing!
04-22-2003, 07:58 AM
I do not believe in peaking too early. If anything you will just come in harder and more ripped.
04-22-2003, 08:06 AM
I agree with Bigswole. Peaking too early is a myth related to the carb depleting/loading cycle. You can carb up too much and end up smoothing out prior to going onstage, in which case you "peaked too early." Or you can carb up too little and end up looking better once you've eaten after the show, in which case you "peaked too late." But it never hurts to be extra lean in the weeks leading up to the show as you will just continue to harden up, your skin will tighten, and you will get that extra grainy look. That's when you know you're ready!
04-22-2003, 10:14 PM
If you're worried about losing muscles, just slightly increase the calories or throw in an extra high carb day.
04-23-2003, 11:56 PM
Cool ive decided to keep going on the cardio, 45 mins walks in the morning after 6 egg whites and 2 yolks then i will take Sunday off training and cardio, for every week that is left and stuff myself full of carbz well not stuff myself but i was thinking of adding in an extra 2 bowls of oats and maybe 3-4 pieces of fruit (bananas and green apples).