Hello everyone, please excuse my newness to the forums if this question has already come around a bunch. I am wondering if there is someone that can help me with perfecting my stage hour. I recently competed in mens physique, 9 days ago in Calgary in 2 classes, Masters and open A. I did well, 2nd in Masters and 3rd in A, and dont get me wrong I am very pleased with that. Pro stage pics and next day photo shoot, along with some “being depleted” on stage sides (muscle cramping, mild dizziness, ringing in ears…prob low sodium and mag) tell the story for me tho.
I feel I went on flat and look way better next morning. I understand the lighting is different, but all things considered, I look fuller and more vascular the next am. Wondering if there is someone that knows the science of the carb load and how electrolytes play a role in stage presence.
Nutrition stage day included fatty small portion am steak, then every 2 hours 1 rice cake with natural peanut butter, stage was 4 hours later. No candy /simple sugars or wine just prior to stage. Only sips of water. Left side in pic is on stage, right side is next day about 18 hours later.
Thank in advance for the comments/advice.