Diet or eating arrangements ahead of the competition is the hardest part of preparation for bodybuilding competition. Exercise may last for 1 or 2 hours but diet is the 24-hour activity. You must have a strong determination to succeed. Quality food, protein powder, and supplements must be prepared correctly. The main purpose of diet ahead of the competition is to reduce the amount of fat as much as possible and at the same time maintaining optimal muscle mass. Be prepared to lose some muscle mass in this process. Proper supplementation can reduce the amount of muscle lost.
When are you starting a diet? This depends on your body composition and time of competition you want to participate. Measure your body fat percentage, many bodybuilders will begin practicing 8-12 weeks before the day of competition, but there are bodybuilders who are dieting 4-6 weeks is enough. It is important to observe your daily progress. if you do not feel do not progress fast enough in the process of removal of fat, then increase the cardio workout, if possible, do cardio in the morning on an empty stomach. This forces your body to burn stored calories. This exercise alone will have a significant result. However, the diet still has a crucial role in the process of cutting, cutting processes must not rely too much on cardio exercise alone.
The last week of the diet is part of the diet, most importantly, filling carbohydrates, fat filling, filling sodium and draining process is an important trick to learn. All of this is intended to increase muscle density and vascularity maximum, this is called “peaking”, which is a condition in which your muscles reach its largest size and vascularity. In peak condition only lasts a very short time. It is important to reach peak condition at the time you compete. Miscalculations and missed peak condition at the time of competition or too quickly gain peak condition before the match is a fatal error.