Foods For Carb Load
Well, there is so much to the shitload that I can't possibly
cover it all in this post but I will touch on some of the basics.
The shitload will only work if you are lean enough, have your water correct, and
are glycogen depleted enough. Of course, all three should be done whether you
shitload or not but it gets funny when someone who wasn't lean enough blames
something like a shitload for making them look fat. lol I won't mention any
names but I should.
I have pretty much narrowed the shitload time down to 2 main options for 95% of
guys who will use it successfully.
Friday night start shitloading.
Saturday morning start shitloading.
I use it starting Friday night. This allows me to force alot of food without
worrying about distention the next day. I recommend this for anyone that has a
propensity towards distention - similar to the rounding out of the abs like
Ronnie. Alot of food does this to me. When coming into the morning of the show,
you have to be somewhat careful in your portion sizes. This is easier said than
done simply because your body will continue to suck up most anything you put in
your gut and continue to fill you out making you look better with every bite -
literally. This tends to cause guys to continue to push the food. Also, if you
are depleted as you should be, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to start a shitload on
Friday night, continue into and through Saturday and take in too many carbs. It
simply won't happen.
Now, the guys that use the shitload on Saturday are usually the ones that can't
get the idea of the excess sodium out of there heads and don't want to 'risk it'
by taking in large amounts of sodium the night before the show. If this is the
case, do your homework. Sodium, in the absence of carbs and water (cause you are
water restricted well before friday night), will NOT cause you to hold water
subq. The carbs themselves are going to be scavenging for the last little bit of
water in the body that it can get ahold of to combine with the carbs to form
glycogen. Where you think that water is coming from? You guessed it - subq. So,
you have restricted your water, added a ton of carbs that will suck water also,
and are using atleast a mild diuretic. How the hell is sodium going to cause you
to all of a sudden hold water subq? The sodium will not have enough time to
shift the water before you hit the stage. Hell, most all of guys I have done
this with have not started to smooth out until WELL into Sunday and most report
still looking unbelievable on Sunday night. Remember, the excess sodium is also
going to cause you be vascular as hell. The increase in blood pressure alone
will cause this. I take 1/2 tsp. salt with a small amount of grape juice before
hitting the stage. I have not used anything yet that can mimic the affect of
vascularity as this compo does. Now, I do have 3 bottles of AMP this year but
that is a different thread.hehe
Water restriction should remain the same as it would if you were carbing with a
traditional carb load. The timing should stay the same. Same with diuretic use.
I can't think of anything that is any different off of the top of my low carb
head. Even depletion workouts are the same. Yes, it is a bit harder to deplete
and end the workouts on Wednesday and not load until friday night but, hey, we
all pay a price. I increase dietary fats to keep the bodyweight from plummeting
and it has worked very well.
You MUST do a trial run at about 4 or 5 weeks out to see how your body reacts.
Of course, you need to be lean enough to get a good read. I have used the
shitload trial run as early as 1 or 2 weeks out with great success. Make sure
you are plenty depleted, though, or the affect will not be as pronounced.
Also, a traditional carb load is founded on filling out the muscles close to
their 'fullness' or filling them up quite a bit. The shitload does not go along
these same lines. With the shitload, you are looking for a very fast increase in
the size of the muscle to make it tight enough to push hard against the skin and
increase vascularity. You don't have to be 90% full to hit the stage looking
your best. In fact, if you are that full you will lose separation anyway - sort
of 'filling in the cracks' if you will. I want my
Slin isn't any different either. This is where my argument about slin and fat
intake began. I used slin every time I shitloaded before my last show. I loaded
5 times and used slin every time. I did nothing but get leaner. There was no
extra fat storage or anything even remotely close to this. I loaded and
recommend loading on things like Krispy Kremes, heavy fat and sugar type cookies
like Mrs. Fields, rice krispy treats, caramel brownies (to die for), etc.. I am
a bit leary of only one thing and that is dairy. I can't say it is because I
used dairy products and they didn't work but milk based products would only seem
to get in the way of your uptake of nutrients in the intestines, anyway. I don't
think they are a good idea but that is just me being cautious. They may work
well - I just don't know.
A few last notes:
If you already have a prep that dials you in perfectly, you would be a fool to
change it. This type of prep is for the other 95% of guys that look twice as big
and twice as hard on Sunday morning. I wonder why they look better on sunday
morning after all of that pizza (a bit of sodium, ya think?), burgers,
cheesecake and ice cream? Or why Chad Nichols' boys walk around with peanut
butter cups, jelly beans and peanut butter backstage? Or why Michael Ergas (with
Chad when he won and got his pro card last year) was reportedly seen at a
Wendy's eating cheeseburgers like they were M & Ms?