Hi. Just wondering what peoples experiences have been of water weight cuts. If someone were to water load, then restrict, but do nothing else ie no carb alterations, no sauna, no calorie restriction etc, how much weight would they likely drop?
The reason being, I’ve a contest at the weekend. The weigh in is Friday morning, contest Saturday morning. I currently weigh 63 kg. If I could make 60kg, I could challenge a record. Is 3 or 4 kg realistic though? I’ve been drinking 2 gallons of water instead of my usual 1 for the last few days. My plan was to reduce this back to 1 tomorrow, and half a gallon the next day. I have dropped my creatine supplement for the week. I haven’t done anything with salt as I use none of it in the first place.
If I thought I could reach that 60kg safely I’d press on with the water loading and restriction, but my conclusion is that if I’m unlikely to hit that target, I’ll just return to normal water intake tomorrow and not risk dehydration and complications. I’d prefer to just go and enjoy the contest in that case, weigh in a category over.