I'm planning to do a strongman contest on November 2nd in the 200lb weight class. Right now I'm about 215 in the morning. I've lost about 10 lbs over the past 3 weeks, so I'm feeling okay about getting to weight. The weigh-in is 24 hours before the contest, so I will have a chance to re-carb afterwards. I have two related questions.
--What is the best way to go about dropping a lot of weight in the days leading up the weigh in and then getting it back before the contest? I know people will swing 10lbs or more and that's what I'l like to try to do. I'm controlling my macros to be in a slight deficit and am shooting to be around 207 about 1 week before the contest. Then I drop seven lbs of water and get it back after weighing in. How is this done?
--I haven't supplemented creatine before other than what is in my protein powder (which I don't know the quantity). I was considering starting taking creatine but I understand it may make me retain water. Is now not a good time to start if I'm trying to do what I laid out in point 1?