Taking risks in Bodybuilding.
It's no secret that peaking for a show is hard. Various factors impose huge risks to how the competitor looks on that specific day, at that specific time. Both physical (water,food,supplements) and mental (anxiety, stress) factors can alter the way their body looks even at the last minute. Further complicating the matter, every prep, every show is different, so there is no guaranteed, hundred-percent-will-work protocol.
(The following is my opinion, this is not necessarily how it happened.)
That being the case, @josh_lenartowicz did something very ballzy, but very clever.
At the show, which was his last chance to qualify for the Olympia, he opted to come in less than his best. (We all can see that Josh wasn't as peeled as he was at his last showing.)
Knowing, that in his opinion he overdieted for his last show, it's not surprising that he took his chances and came in less conditioned to prioritize the Olympia. This leaves him room to improve for the main show, to keep more size and most importantly, not to burn out.
Doing something like this is risky, it's very hard to come in exactly the way you wanted to. It requires perfect planning, nerves of steel and meticulous execution. This is what champions do. Looking forward to his showing at the Olympia, where he will be better than ever!
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