Tricks to looking ripped?

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  1. georgexi

    georgexi o.O OT Supporter

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    I'm trying to figure something out here. Some mornings when I wake up, I look in the mirror and I'm ripped as hell... stomach is pretty flat, 6-pack is clearly visible without having to flex, cuts and veins everywhere. this is essentially the look i've been striving to maintain for the summer.

    now fast-forward a few hours into the day, i'll look in the mirror and my figure is pretty blah... cuts are gone, 6-pack kinda disappears, veins are barely visible. it's like i put on 10-15 pounds of fat.

    so what exactly causes this? any of you guys have any tricks to maintaining a constant ripped look? i'm guessing hollywood stars probably do some prep work to make themselves look extra-ripped on the screen. i suppose i could cut a little more but i feel like i've dropped enough weight for now (currently 160 @ 5'10").
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    you wake up dehydrated and fasted. by midday and later you have eaten already and you have started to retain water. so you have more weight on you and less definition
     
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    he asked a legitimate question. you, however, have asked two dumbass questions. I award you no points and give you two :ugh:'s
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Don't be a troll.

    Anyway, like Maine said, you start to retain water.. if you want to look ripped all day you're going to need extremely low bodyfat or a diuretic.. water will make you look soft.
     
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    actually that makes perfect sense. thanks :bigthumb:
     
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    Get to a lower BF..

    I love how lean I can look in the mornings.. but by evenings I've retained so much water, forget it...

    I need to up my caffeine or something.
     
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    elemenohpee pass me the lazerbeam....

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    get a tan
     
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    same thing happens to me. I look like a bloated fat slob by the end of the day.
     
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    do professional bodybuilders cut back on their water a couple days prior to the show?
     
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    Word..
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    of course... they are usually holding a lot more water for the night show then the actual morning judging
     
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    the best is waking up after a heavy night of drinking. im so ripped :o
     
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    i'm somewhat lactose intolerant. my body is weird because i can eat pizza just fine but milk, ice cream, and most dairy gives me problems. maybe the cheese on the pizza isnt made of dairy :o i pretty much dont eat any dairy at all. as far as i know i dont have a problem with wheat
     
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    well duh thats what i meant
     
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    I think you are also taller in the morning too, but that probably has little or no affect.

    pretty much water retention as others have suggested.
     
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    different lighting can make you look ripped :o
     
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    orly?
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    How do body builders lose all their water retention before shows?
     
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    if you dont have anything positive to contribute, why did you bother posting in my thread?
     
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