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Bodybuilders are known for fat loss and holding on to as much muscle as possible. Today, I’ve got Dr. Guillermo Escalante who authored a new paper on peak week recommendations for bodybuilders (linked in notes). His team pulled together what the evidence and research show about peak week before stepping on stage. Even if you’re not a bodybuilder, if your goal is to look leaner before an event or vacation, take a listen.
Intro to Dr. Escalante
- Peak week protocol benefits
- When to be stage ready
- Stress and the ability to look your best
- Coaching recommendations and personality
- Carb depletion and carb loading
- Water manipulation
- Fat loading
- Drug use
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Open Access study
Escalante G, Stevenson SW, Barakat C, Aragon AA, Schoenfeld BJ. Peak week recommendations for bodybuilders: an evidence-based approach. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2021 Jun 13;13(1):68. doi: 10.1186/s13102-021-00296-y. PMID: 34120635; PMCID: PMC8201693.
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