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8/12/2014 6:10:31 PM - Steve M
Chase, have a quick question regarding prepping for a meet. I have competed in several PL meets all with a 24-hour weigh in. Normally I sit about 175 and cut to lift in the 165 class, and I understand how to replenish the water, electrolytes, weight, etc for a 24 cut. However, this Saturday I'm set to lift in a meet with only a two hour weigh in for the first time. I will eat relatively normally and just lift in the 181 class as I sit about 172-173 right now. My question is, when should I start up my carb loading for the meet? It's a Saturday meet, so should I just eat a high amount of carbs on Friday (have a really high day) or should I have two high days in a row (thursday and friday)? I figured you might be able to give me some guidance. Thanks so much for all the assistance you provide on this site.

Hey Steve -

Good question. I'd suggest eating like you normally would this week. Then Thursday I'd eat more carbs than normal, but nothing crazy. Then Friday I'd eat high carb and take in a lot of carbs all day long.

I'm sure you know this, but make sure you don't eat anything you aren't accustomed to though. You don't want to have an upset stomach on competition day. Things could get a bit "dirty".

Hope that helps!

Chase Karnes

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