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Table 4 Example of Weight Change during Peak Week and Insights

From: Peak week recommendations for bodybuilders: an evidence based approach

  Body Weight (BW in lbs) Note Insight
Sunday (Start of Peak Week)   202 End of diet before peak week  
Wednesday AM (Pre-Glycogen Loading)   200 After 2–3 days of lower carbohydrate intake  
Friday AM (Post-Glycogen Loading)   205 After higher carbohydrate intake Weight gain suggests glycogen super compensation
Saturday AM (Competition Day) S
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202 Clear urination and BW consistently falling Further dehydration may improve appearance
200 Minimal and darker urination with BW slowing Water loss has been effective
198 Urination ceased and BW constant Very likely dehydrated, beware of being “flat”