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Cutting Formula


What do bodybuilders do one week before competition to get that ultra ripped look?


I don't know if it's a week before or what but I think they use diuretics to remove extra water and bring out the muscle - correct me if I'm wrong.


It's not something they do in one week. It usually takes at least 8 weeks (usually more) of hardcore dieting, and THEN there's some special tricks in the last week.


I read an article on Jay Cutler a while back and he said that he ate a lot of dry oatmeal when prepping for contests; I guess this helps with removing stored water from the body.


so those tricks are what? I'm already at 8% I would like to get to 7 or 6 by next saturday. Help a brother out!