Welcome Back to Hey Coach Radio! We are delving into part 4 of 5 in our Bodybuilding competition Prep series as we discuss Peak Week Mistakes.
Your host William Grazione is joined by Coach Gillis Pellegrin and Coach Zach Richie. The three discuss how many weeks out from stage time a fitness competitor should be to best prepare for a successful showing. The reason for having a buffer time window? It gives you and the client time for mitigation techniques in case things get tricky, and it reduces the stress and cortisol response on the competitor when they know they are on target for bringing their best physique to the stage.
William, Gillis, and Zach also discuss the dangerous peak week mistakes coaches make with their clients. If you’re a competitor, you should be wary of water depletion techniques, sodium cutting, and potassium loading that can complicate your heart health.
Last but not least, the three coaches go over the uncomfortable and unfortunate circumstances of GI complications related to messing with sodium, water, and potassium.
If you’re a coach, listen. If you’re a competitor, take heed. Keep listening to this informational episode with that has your health or your client’s health in mind.