#133 Dean, Lizzy and George - 3 Carb Loading Strategies for Peak Week

Season #1

Join us in this episode for an intro to the 3 main strategies of carb loading undertaken in a peak week for a bodybuilding competition. What are they, what are the pros and cons, how would you go about choosing which one to use, and how much carbs?

Something worth sharing:
Study paper on sleeping upside down found here:

Would you rather:
Never be able to manipulate carbs in a peak week for your competitors, or always have to do an undulating carb load?

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Episode Timestamps:

1:34 - What is ‘peak week’
12:42 - What are the 3 main carb loading strategies
14:15 - How would you go about choosing which one to use
21:06 - What are the pros and cons of each
27:10 - How to know how much carbs to eat in a peak week
32:15 - Something worth sharing
38:25 - Would you rather