Straydog24 -Darth Potato -Straydog24 -
Mixed reviews on the results. I ended up dropping nine pounds of water in 4.5 days. I probably wasn’t quite lean enough prior to the water cut to really get really shredded but I’m satisfied with the overall results. I should have done at least one more day of carb cutting and water loading. I may try this again at the end of the summer.
I got very dry and shed a ton of water but had a hard to time carbing up and I remained pretty flat throughout the day. Vascularity didn’t come out as much as I was hoping for. I didn’t get a post workout pic as something came up at home and I cut my workout a bit short.
I did step on my gyms Ironman body composition scale and got a reading of 13.2% body fat. This result is skewed as I had virtually no subcutaneous water which dramatically affects the result. I think, based on previous experience, I’m somewhere around 8-9%. I’m no where close to where I was when I was 5.4% almost 20 years ago.
Here’s a pic right before my workout this afternoon. If anyone is interested in carb /water manipulation in order to dry out just ask.
Enlighten me. Are you just talking about carb cycling?
and why the fuck do you drink 3.5 gallons a day?
- Carbohydrate Manipulation:Low-carb and high protein diets are notably diuretic, putting your body into a fluid flushing mode. Dropping carb intake alone will cause just about anyone to lose a couple of pounds of water bloat. This plan will have you consuming 60 grams of carbs per day or fewer, then tactically carbing up at the end.
- Fluid Intake: You don't get "dry" by not drinking water, at least not at first. You put your body into flushing mode by consuming tons of water, then cutting water intake suddenly at the end. During most of this program, you'll be drinking a few gallons of water per day.
- Training: The goal here is to get yourself glycogen depleted. Do this and by the end of the week your muscles will soak up the carbs and inflate drastically.
Stray, how often do you do this? And do you do this primarily to lose any fat or is this more of a muscle popping thing when your sub 10%?