The Trick to Peak for Your Figure Competition
If anyone tells you don’t need to peak for your figure competition… They’re LYING to you! The last seven days of prepping for your competition, commonly referred to as peak week, can be daunting and perplexing.
A contest peak is the precise time when your body fat is at its lowest. At that point you bring your muscles in full and dense. It’s the pinnacle of your prep; diet and training. A peak can only be kept for a very limited amount of time. Therefor, it’s utterly CRUCIAL that your diet and training are EXACTLY timed your final 7 days before your show.
When you peak it will make your muscles fuller, tighter, harder, and increase vascularity. This image gives the look of a flawless package on stage the judges are hungry for.
This is NOT What Peaking is About
Peak week is NOT intended to make up for bad dieting or to pull off body fat at the last minute. That is not what peaking is about. Peaking is a timed and precise dieting technique coupled with glycogen depletion workouts to redistribute the water from beneath your skin right into the muscles cells, making your muscles FULLER and HARDER, while creating enhanced cuts and definition.
What You Must Understand
While peaking is not freely understood, it can be the ONE factor that helps you to WIN your figure competition. Since peak week comes along with disarray and fear, some athletes don’t even attempt it. Even worse, they go through it haphazardly, which can backfire on them. Knowing the correct guidelines on just how to peak will make a world of difference, and even help you win.
TheElitePhysique.com states, “It’s common to see newbies go into peak week haphazardly, using a variety of tricks such as carb-loading and sodium-loading. While these tactics do extract water from under the skin and push it into the muscle cells, the downfall is newbies take part in them the wrong way. The end result, they are bloated and smooth on contest day. You HAVE to know how to use these methods for them to work.”
While the weeks prior to your competition can be stressful, peaking will boost your self-confidence. You will notice that you welcome the competition head-on, are honored to be on the stage, and are ready for the pose down.
It’s All About Timing
The precise timing of peak week will help you stand out from the other competitors, giving you a big advantage. Peaking for your figure competition is a secret technique and when implemented correctly, can be the deciding factor in how your place.
Peak week is a technique that can give you the unfair advantage over other athletes, so it is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL that you approach the final week prior to your contest precisely.
Here Are The Steps to Peaking
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Karen Sessions NSCA-CPT
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