View Full Version : How many lbs do you gain after your carb load?
07-20-2003, 06:11 PM
Im currently 165.5 right now and thats the max weight for Novice lightweight which I want to do. I have till Aug 9th. Im sure you lose weight while depleting, but when you carb load don't you gain weight. Usually how many lbs do you pack on. Whats a safe weight I should get to before I deplete/carbload so I can come in at 165.5 or under? Thanks
07-22-2003, 01:33 PM
07-23-2003, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by FullyBuilt
I've gotten somewhere between 8 and 10 ponds. But I usually carb load for a week.
07-24-2003, 04:41 AM
I lose about 10 pounds during the final week due to the water manipulation and potassium load. As far as the carb load is concerned - this is factored into the above answer. For my last contest I loaded with regular ground beef with no fat drained and came in more full and harder than any carb load I ever tried. I was very reluctant to try a fat load, but I will not hesitate to do it again. I did not start the fat load until about 1.5 days out.
I would not be concerned about weight - just come in as lean and ripped as possible and let the weight fall where ever it may. If you are just a few pound away the evening before the show try the steam room or sauna, and maybe even on the way to the show stop for a quick visit.