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deload weeks and weight gain

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM

i usually do a deload week or a week off every 10 weeks or so, this cycle's training split was the 20 rep squat program along with various track/sprint workouts. And usually when i stop my weight shoots up by 10 or so pounds, i do eat a surplus of calories during the deload, but not to the point of 10+ pounds, whats the deal with the weight gain?

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on April 13, 2013
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Drastic weight gain like that is water retention. When you go without carbs (carboHYDRATE) your body sheds water weight, and after an extended amount of time, like 10 weeks, going off the diet makes you retain water like crazy. Since you are "off" eat and drink natural diuretics to stimulate the kidneys, like cranberry juice, pineapples, and asparagus.

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