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      09-11-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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Creatine Advice

I've been supplement free since i started working out but I wanna try taking creatine for a month to see if i get better results that way. I seem to have platoed.
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Any advice? Which brand/type is the best? When and how to take it. What's loading/maintaining stage? Also is glutamine worth it?

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No need to load. Try 5g a day and drink your fluids. Its personal preference and not magic; don't expect your lift to jump up. Also, you need to increase your calories and log your lifts (if you aren't already).


Try ON Creatine. No BS fillers.


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No need to load. Try 5g a day and drink your fluids. Its personal preference and not magic; don't expect your lift to jump up. Also, you need to increase your calories and log your lifts (if you aren't already).


Try ON Creatine. No BS fillers.


http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHcQ8gIwAg
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Cteatine is really one of the cheapest and effective supplements you can start with.....worth every penny!
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No need to load. Try 5g a day and drink your fluids. Its personal preference and not magic; don't expect your lift to jump up. Also, you need to increase your calories and log your lifts (if you aren't already).


Try ON Creatine. No BS fillers.


http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHcQ8gIwAg
Would you recommend kre alkalyn or monohydrate?
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Monohydrate works.....loading and not loading will gain same results however loading gives u faster results about by 6-9 days earlier then not loading you can check many scientific journals to confirm. But loading requires much more effort and much higher water consumption. Creatine mono is always after a workout other then when loading. Taking it before can cause you to use it as energy rather then saturate your muscles. ON, Allmax hell u can get mono from walmart just make ur ur ingredient reads CREATINE MONOHYDRATE 5gms and don't buy some bs that says "proprietary blend" best of luck
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Monohydrate works.....loading and not loading will gain same results however loading gives u faster results about by 6-9 days earlier then not loading you can check many scientific journals to confirm. But loading requires much more effort and much higher water consumption. Creatine mono is always after a workout other then when loading. Taking it before can cause you to use it as energy rather then saturate your muscles. ON, Allmax hell u can get mono from walmart just make ur ur ingredient reads CREATINE MONOHYDRATE 5gms and don't buy some bs that says "proprietary blend" best of luck
I completely agree, all those proprietary blends are fillers and a huge waste of money. I use http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Streng.../dp/B004MQBHFK and it works great. I have tried many other creatines from blends to the pure monohydrate. I prefer this one so far.
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I've been supplement free since i started working out but I wanna try taking creatine for a month to see if i get better results that way. I seem to have platoed.
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Any advice? Which brand/type is the best? When and how to take it. What's loading/maintaining stage? Also is glutamine worth it?

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Glutamine isn't gona do anything for you to notice. Its just something to take to comfort yourself that you will heal better. Its not going to make you perform better, but it helps you heal better. I take 1-2 grams when I do leg workouts and chest workouts so i don't stay sore for 5 days straight. There are protein powders like optimum nutrition that come with the glutamine essentials and BCAA in them already.

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Use CreaPure creatine monohydrate, they are a factory which a lot of companies get the liscense for because they have higher standards of production. You will see it in small print on some mono brands.

krealkalyn is a waste of money and has no benefit.
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Drink lots of wAter like 8-10 glasses a day
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Educate yourself about the side effects and stay VERY VERY hydrated.

There isn't enough proof to call it dangerous or safe so it's your call in the end. Be aware of a greater rate of conversion from testoserone to DHT, this may be a topic of concern to some.

Also look into Beta Alanine - very safe and effective when used correctly.
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Take the "drink lots of water" advice seriously. I took a creatine supplement for about a month when training for a race. I was running 5 days a week and felt only slightly dehydrated at the time. At the end of one run, I got the sensation of someone kicking me in the crotch and stabbing me in the lower back with a screw driver. It progressively got worse over the course of two hours, and I had to ask a friend to drive me to the ER. By the time we got to the emergency room, i was balled up in a fetal position and could barely respond to the doctor because of the intense pain. Lucky for me the seasoned old doctor could tell immediately what was happening. Apparently I developed a kidney stone from excess creatine in my system and not enough fluids. This was by far the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. So once again, drink lots of water! It's no joke.

BTW... If you start to get the feeling described above, grab a beer immediately and slam it. There's something in beer that helps break up and pass the kidney stone.
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Why would you take creatine training for a race
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Can you share a pubmed article to back this? I've been under the impression creatine does not aid in muscle recovery and was a myth.
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You can search the web. I believe there were two studies which suggested that prolonged use (+30 days) could helped with muscle fiber recovery for runners and cyclist. I didn't see a benefit myself (other than a possible placebo effect) but I stopped taking the supplement after the kidney stone.
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I took creatine for a month and gained 6 lbs in mass not fat lol. Noticed the definition in my arms and chest. Took a lot of work though. I Hit the gym 5 times a week.
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No need to load. Try 5g a day and drink your fluids. Its personal preference and not magic; don't expect your lift to jump up. Also, you need to increase your calories and log your lifts (if you aren't already).


Try ON Creatine. No BS fillers.


http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHcQ8gIwAg
If you take it just use this basic stuff
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My girlfriend used to have a phobia about me taking creatine. She thought it was harmful to my body. Did this ever happen to anyone else with your girlfriend, wife, parents, etc?
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Look into Jack3D... it has creatine in it also. I have taken plenty of supplements in my days, and this is by far the most results I have seen in awhile... It's late here (after 2am) so I don't want to get into ingredient specifics, but trust me... look it up.
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Cre-8 worked well for me except if you have sensitive skin you will break out FYI
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Cre-8 worked well for me except if you have sensitive skin you will break out FYI
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That seems to be common with most forms of creatine...
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