This forum was such a great help with my last question I thought I'd ask another one.
Background: Novice figure competitor, first show is a week away.
During the earlier 'mass building' phase of contest prep, you're eating a lot to fuel lots of muscle growth. Workouts/lifts are powerful and a lot of fun.
The final weeks leading up to a show and your diet is restricted, and the lifts just SUCK. Cardio workouts are rough but you sweat it out get through it.
Seems logical to me.... less fuel for the body = different workouts. Ya?