As I have already pointed out, many bodybuilders use artificial diuretics in contest preparation. For example, the diuretic Freusemide is commonly taken on the day of and day before the show, to rid the body of water, but it also drastically reduces the body's potassium levels. So, if the bodybuilder does choose to use these very dangerous drugs pre-contest, I would definitely recommend potassium supplementation during this period. Otherwise this will increase the already substantial risk of damaging themselves and not appearing on stage due to being rushed to hospital.
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