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Post-Competition Water Retention


Hey guys,

I did my first 3 competitions in April. After the last competition I started eating and drinking a lot of crap and gained a lot of weight. The bloating is gone now, but the water is still there.

  • started diet in january with 96kg
  • one week out first competition with 85kg
  • cut water down to 80kg weigh-in
  • after competition back to 85kg
  • cut water down to 81kg for second competition
  • after competition back to 85kg
  • cut water again down to 81kg for last competition

After last competition 85kg next day, after two days 92kg, and within one week up to 100kg.

I used aldactone 25 3xed for the first 3 days, and thiazid the last 2 days prior comp.

Diet stack:
Test Prop. 100mg ed
Tren A.150mg ed
Mast. P. 50mg ed
Winstrol 30mg ed
Arimidex 0.5mg ed
Clen in 21 day cycles

After Competition switched to Test E 500 e5d.

Got my bloodwork done after the last show and again in June.
Everything fine, blood lipid levels above normal, but going down.
E2 at the upper reference range.

Eating a lot of crap for days was stupid.
Stopping diuretics without tapering off wasnt the best idea either.

But maybe someone can help me to get these fluids out of my body as fast as possible? Because training and sometimes walking is kinda “painful” (pump) and my mobility is limited.

Clean eating and drinking a lot of water isnt really doing anything for me at the moment.

Some guys advice to go low/zero carbs, somewhere I read to use diuretics again and taper them off properly.

Hopefully you guys got some experience and can share it.