1. When do you start carbing up?? I got chatting to one guy who looked awesome at body power and he said 3 days before he starts with proper carb meals again every 3 hours. Other people have told me just sugary stuff on the day!?! It's person dependent I suppose but it's essential I get that right or risk looking flat or going in too watery and lose my veins etc.
Lot's of different ways; Skiploading, frontloading, rapid backloading etc..
If this is first show and you're wanting to play it safe:
3 days out consume 2-3x your usual carb amounts (lean towards 2x unless you're v flat/handle carbs extremely well)
2 days out, decide on amount based on look/bodyweight from the previous days load
1 day out, again go based on look.. But for most I'll increase fats on this days and lower carbs. 1) You'll drop a little of the water from the carb load and 2) If you are truly lean and depleted, the. additional fats will fill out IMTG stores which can also aid in fullness.
2. What food do you use to carb up???? I don't want to do it the really dirty was with cans of coke etc but I obviously want to get the right carbs on board at the right times.
Go with carbs you've used on diet.. But keep fibre somewhat low (as it ferments in the gut). White rice is usually the safest option for most.
3. What can be taken to make me more vascular and veins popping out??? Iv got rich Pianas 'full as f**k'.
Cialis and Nitr-OX are what I use. BUT, I also use these throughout the diet so I know they're not going to irritate my stomach on. show day. DON'T try using a product you're not used to! Recipe for disaster. Ultimately, if you're full and have kept water in you should be vascular and full. These products are the cherry on top of the cake.
4. How does the dehydration work. Again Iv heard conflicting opinions on this. Some have said drink 8 litres a day in the weeks leading up and then just drop the water out completely for 24 hours before the show. Someone else told me to taper the water down from litres to nothing over a two week period??
Dehyration doesn't work lol.
Water/sodium manipulation can work.. But dehydration doesn't. You'll end up flat as a pancake.
Basically. Go into your last week f**king shredded. If it's your first show and you don't know what you're doing - leave both water and sodium alone.
You're going to try and chase a 5% enhancement on your look.. But risking looking 50% worse.
Oh, and IF you try anything (you shouldn't) no you don't want to taper over two weeks. The whole point of water manipulation is that you're trying to 'trick' your bodies regulation of hormones such Aldosterone. Your body regulates this super closely.. So you've a short window to do it in. Slowly tapering over 2 weeks is a sure fire way of ending up flat and NOT being vascular/full like you reference in point 4.