When you make the decision to compete in your first figure competition it can be a scary thought and a confusing journey. Many first time figure competitors read everything they can online in hopes to piece together the perfect figure plan. If they make it to peak week, they can mess it all up by making costly last minute mistakes.
In this short, yet informative article I’m going to reveal to you figure competition peak week tips so you won’t look like a sore thumb on stage, or worse, be smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Tip #1 – Your goal the final week before your figure contest is to simply dial-in. All the fat burning work has been done the previous months of prepping. Don’t enter peak week doing hours of endless cardio and high-intensity workouts. This will only flatten you out when you are on stage.
Tip #2 – Your diet the last week before your figure competition will also be MUCH different from the previous months of your figure prep. Peak week is not about fat loss, it’s about depleting your muscles so you can fill them out and it’s about simple and natural water manipulation techniques to pull water from under your skin and drive it into your muscle cells. This two-fold action will give you that finely sculpted look the judges just drool for.
Tip #3 – Figure competition peak week is a method many don’t understand, and if you get the day before your contest wrong, will hold water on stage and smooth out. One thing you SHOULD NOT eat the day before or the morning of your figure contest is oatmeal! Oatmeal EXPANDS in water and it will bloat you, smooth you out, and put you at the end of the line.
Tip #4 – Use weight training to your advantage the final week. Again, figure competition peak week is not about fat loss or muscle gain. Your last week’s workout should be a simple glycogen depletion workout. The more glycogen you can pump out of your muscles, the better you can pump your muscle cells up when you implement a light carb-up tactic.
A figure competition peak week is necessary, and the proper implementation of peak week will give you the unfair advantage on stage, showing the judges and audience that you are the best and you should be selected as the winner.