OK i have read so many different ways to cut water the week of your show, but what is right?
I am currently 2 weeks out from my 2nd show. I did one almost 1 year ago, water cutting, carb loading, etc... didn't work out well.
So i have been reading all kinds of articles on what to do, problem is there are TONS of different ways and some very conflicting....
First off i know everyone is different so different things work for different people. And i know the logic behind what carbs and salt does to the system.
deplete carbs mon-thur carb load fri and sat, at the same time, take in 2-3gal of water from sun before to thur, cut to 1.5 gal, then fri 1 liter or so till mid day and sip when needed from then on out.
2nd method (got this one from Phil Heath, this is the general idea i got not word for word)
deplete carbs app. between the fri before to the mon before your show.(depending on how you react to depleting) also take in 2.5-3gal of water on these days
tue keep water high but take in 100g of carbs refeed post workout, wed keep water the same go up to 150g of carbs, thur drop water to 1 gal take in 200g of carbs, fri very little water till mid day up carbs to 300g, sat water only as needed 400g of carbs.... just the idea i got from a simple explanation of what he does...i filled in some gaps as i thought was needed
there are a bunch of different ways to do this.... what i want to know is 1 how many times did it take you to figure out which worked best, and what works best for you?
I am gonna try this method:
monday 2.5 gal and 100 carbs, tue 3 gal and 100g of carbs, wed 3gal and 100g, thurs 1.5 and 100g, fri 64oz between 6:30 and 4pm carb up to 300+g, sip sparingly from 6pm on, sip as needed sat with 300+g of carbs or as needed. also i will take in normal salt amount till thurs and cut that in half