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      06-22-2011, 08:22 AM   #1
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PWO Shake with creatine and Glycerol?

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Do any of you add creatine and glycerol to your PWO shake? Mens health seems to say that glycerol and creating combined makes creatine far more productive.

Just wondering if anyone tried it as I was thinking of doing it myself.

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      06-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #2
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I have but every thing is always based on person to person. One thing may work for them, that same thing may not work for you. Worst case give it a shot and nothing happens. For me it didn't do anything and i didn't notice any difference gains, strength nothin.

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yes I have before, not real big into training these days just because im not actively competing, but my coach and personal trainers both highly recommended adding it.
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yes I have before, not real big into training these days just because im not actively competing, but my coach and personal trainers both highly recommended adding it.
Do you just add normal glycerol syrup into your water/protein/creatine shake?
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      06-25-2011, 10:14 PM   #5
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I didn't notice any difference when I was using creatine. I maybe retained more water but that was about it.
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i dont... most of the creatine you drink just goes straight to piss.
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I just started using creatin and ive noticed some solid gains. It fills ur muscles up with water but as you work out the water gets replaced with nurtients easier. But the way you react to Creatin will depend alot on ur diet. If u eat little to no red meat then youll notice a HUGE gain, the more red meat you eat the less of a gain youll see. And also try and stay away from the pills and liquid. Its not as stable as a powder form.. ALSO if u mix it with a fruit juice of some kind itll absorbe into your muscle much better..
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I just started using creatin and ive noticed some solid gains. It fills ur muscles up with water but as you work out the water gets replaced with nurtients easier. But the way you react to Creatin will depend alot on ur diet. If u eat little to no red meat then youll notice a HUGE gain, the more red meat you eat the less of a gain youll see. And also try and stay away from the pills and liquid. Its not as stable as a powder form.. ALSO if u mix it with a fruit juice of some kind itll absorbe into your muscle much better..
Care to share why it is "absorbed much better"?

Creatine is naturally found in red meats for those wondering.


And to answer OPs question, meal timing irrelevant, and in this case, a PWO shake. Your muscles wont fall off if you dont take one immediatly after you workout.

If you want proof let me know.
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Care to share why it is "absorbed much better"?.
Honestly i dont know why.. its what ive been reading off various sites. They say its better to mix it with a fruit juice of some kind.. idk. Sorry wasnt trying to be a know it all or anything..
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Care to share why it is "absorbed much better"?.
Honestly i dont know why.. its what ive been reading off various sites. They say its better to mix it with a fruit juice of some kind.. idk. Sorry wasnt trying to be a know it all or anything..
You didnt seem like one, its just important to site sources when stating something deemed factual -- especially on a forum with many believing everything they read
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Care to share why it is "absorbed much better"?

Creatine is naturally found in red meats for those wondering.


And to answer OPs question, meal timing irrelevant, and in this case, a PWO shake. Your muscles wont fall off if you dont take one immediatly after you workout.

If you want proof let me know.
i've read about the water absorption in a lot of places... but i've never really heard about it in my exercise physiology classes. i'm guessing its true, but i don't know the mechanism... i'm guessing if it causes your muscles to absorb more water, its just because there's more creatine in your muscles than in your bloodstream causing water from your blood to enter your muscles to make it more isotonic (more equal concentrations of creatine between blood and muscle). when your muscles are hydrated, you are more able to contract and release them... think opposite (no water = cramps)

i do know that creatine is generally used as an energy source after its been phosphorylated. i won't go into detail but i'm sure you've guys all have learned about ATP, our "energy currency," at one point in your lives... so basically sugars, fats, and protein can be used as sources to make ATP which is used for many things, such as the contraction of a muscle.

ATP has three phosphates and this is pretty much where the energy comes from. And creatine is very much like ATP. In that once phosphorylated, it becomes a energy source. but rather than fueling our muscles directly, it actually passes on its energy (a phosphate) to ADP, basically an ATP missing one phosphate, to make ATP.

So basically:

Creatine + P -> Creatine-P

ATP -> ADP + P (used for energy)

ADP + Creatine-P -> ATP + Creatine (ATP created to be used for more energy)

The thing is... most people who consume creatine take in more than they need (their body . Usually it gets pissed away... which may and may not be a bad thing long term. One thought is that overloading your kidneys with these substances over time is a bad thing and can lead to diseases... i don't know the statistics or whether this is actually a truth.
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^^ derp derp derp

Did you actually want to contribute facts or speculate an entire post?
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^^ derp derp derp

Did you actually want to contribute facts or speculate an entire post?
both i've never used creatine but everybody tells me i should....
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So if I wana try that, do I just add a spoonful of glycerol syrup and creatine to my shake?
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