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Shredded in 6 Days. Fats, Electrolytes?


#1

Hey Coach!

I have two questions regarding the shredded in 6 days program.

  1. On the Friday (Carb up) should fat be minimal?

  2. Mag-10 is not available in my country, so I was thinking to replace it with peptopro, but the thing is that Mag-10 also contains lots of electrolytes, are these electrolytes needed to shred the water? Could I replace Mag-10 with peptopro + electrolytes?

Thank you.


#2

It likely wont matter. In fact I would argue that some fat will make you look fuller. But that is not a green light to binge out on junk food.


#3

Ideally I want electrolytes high right up to when we cut water, or dropping them 1 day before we drop water. When you have a sudden drop in electrolytes your body flushes out a lot of water, but it quickly adapts to it so you can’t cut them out too early. Plus, cutting them out to early will leave you really flat looking


#4

Thank you coach!

So basically electrolytes are up monday-thursdag and then on friday when water is cut electrolytes/sodium intake is cut as well?

Will try this method before a contest of 19th of november.
I have been following you for basically the last 10 years and always appreciated your articles and your way of thinking.


#5

Thanks coach.

I am preparing for a competition consisting of the following movements:

  1. Pull-ups bodyweight max reps.
  2. Dips bodyweight max reps.
  3. 1 minute of rowing on a Concept2 rowing machine, as far as you can in 1 minute.

Will this getting shredded in six days (water cut) help or not (since posing is not involved). I would assume that lower bodyweight from the water cut could give me a few more reps in pullups/dips, but at the same time the water cut would worsen performance?


#6

As little as a 3% drop in bodyweight from water loss can decrease performance. I never performed well while dehydrated, I would not recommend doing that. Case in point many athletes who have to lose a lot of water weight to make a category have their performance suffer and injury risk increase. Sometimes adrenalin can compensate but performance will always be lower than if well hydrated.