Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Day 3 “Thin it Down”
The scale and knowing your body weight and measurements is an important tool when your on the quick thin down program. My usually shoot weight is about 120-122 and my waist is at 25.5″. On Monday my weight was 126 and my waist was well bigger. Today I am 124 and waist is holding at “bigger”! Time to “thin it down”- this usually means lose water weight. For advice I turned to friend and Mr Universe, Gunter Schlierkemp .
Bodybuilders have to lose a lot of weight (water weight) the day of their shows- so that their muscles are perfectly seen for the competition. These guys have a ton of tricks!
Gunter’s trick-tip for me was the 3 days before show (shoot in my case):
Limit my sodium to almost nil- no added sodium, and to ingest 2000-3000 mg of potassium.
Drink lots of water “you need water to lose water”.
Then the day of show (shoot), only drink a little bit, maybe half a liter. But to also ingest sodium- he’ll eat fries! I had never heard this before- he went on to explain that when your muscle has been “deprived of sodium and then gets flooded with it,the muscle locks the water in. ” I’m a bit nervous about this one- but am on board for the “low/no- sodium” the days before (now) and of the lower water on day of.
Workouts: 3 hours
1. A laugh filled full-body and cardio circuit workout with friend and client Liza Weil. We also showed up wearing the same Lululemon outfit!
2. 30 minutes springs on recumbent bike- boring but necessary.
3. 90 minutes of Pilates with the ever wonderful Jillian Hessel – my abs are so sore and tight! Thank you Jillian!
6am- Warm water lemon juice from 1 Organic lemon
7am- Greens 3
9am- Chlorophyll water
11am- Vanilla Protein
3pm-I broke 4 gluten free crackers
7pm-Greens 3 and chopped kale and lemon salad with 5 almonds
Bedtime 8 oz of organic aloe vera juice