creatine and whey protein?

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    Apr 06, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    hey to all the jocks in this forum! lol
    i go to gym work out 2-3times a week for a few months and slowly putting on muscle mass i wanted but now thinking bout taking creatine mix it with whey protein to boost up and hopefully reach my goal faster.

    So my question is if i could take creatine with whey protein as my post workout drink? or should i take it before my workout? and should or shouldn't i take creatine with whey protein?
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    Apr 06, 2011 10:48 AM GMT
    I've taken creatine with whey both before and after workouts. I had results with it and didn't notice any problem mixing creatine with the whey protein.
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    Apr 06, 2011 10:51 AM GMT
    make sure to cycle the creatine. and drink plenty of fluids and cranberry juice to filter kidneys. high amounts of protein can be rough on the kidneys. .... passing kidney stones are torture. icon_cry.gif
  • mybud

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    Apr 06, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    I also mix creatine in my post workout shake...Actually most will tell ya taking 5 grams per day is good enough but I've been getting extreme results usin 10 grams a day..To each his own....BUD
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    Apr 06, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    Its recommended intakes both before and after. best time to feed your muscles and early in the morning on non workout days.

    Make sure to cycle like one poster mentioned.
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    Apr 06, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    Can someone tell me a good thing to take Before a workout? I think i got the post workout covered, but i need something that is going to help as I lift. ideas? anything not super pricey?
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    Apr 06, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    CuriousJJ saidCan someone tell me a good thing to take Before a workout? I think i got the post workout covered, but i need something that is going to help as I lift. ideas? anything not super pricey?
    www.bodybuilding.com -- Preworkout at the Superstore-



    120 - 90 mins before workout. Some good complex carbs- protein - solid meal to get you throough your tough workout- ( Bananas are good around this time too! Fructose is slow digest)

    30 mins before workout- some can do simple carbs or just caffeine depending on what goal or workout. I find it better to eat carbs 30 mins when I am bulking and some kind NO- caffeine base - or a thermo- NO - 30 hr before the gym - No carb- if I am cutting.


    But you have to try what works for you! Just remember to have something to get you through your rigourous workout! Dont get too caught up on the whats to eat or not before the gym as long as you remember the basics.

    FUEL and then Replenish!
  • neosyllogy

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    Apr 06, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    Post and take them both with some form of quick burning carb. (e.g. sugar)
    They both benefit significantly from a carb to prompt an insulin response. (If nothing else you can mix the two with milk.)

    (There can also be advantages of taking them pre, but immediately post is the more important.)
  • neosyllogy

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    Apr 06, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    CuriousJJ saidCan someone tell me a good thing to take Before a workout? I think i got the post workout covered, but i need something that is going to help as I lift. ideas? anything not super pricey?


    Water is good.
    You can get into BCAA's, etc. But honestly, I wouldn't sweat it. As long as you haven't been starving yourself prior, just go lift. Leave the caffeine and NO precursor junk to people that feel the need to pay for motivation.
  • NerdLifter

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    Apr 06, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    CycleMan saidmake sure to cycle the creatine. and drink plenty of fluids and cranberry juice to filter kidneys. high amounts of protein can be rough on the kidneys. .... passing kidney stones are torture. icon_cry.gif


    Yes and lack of water will also damage your liver. Proteins are difficult to process molecule chains and thus requires a lot of breathing room for your kidneys to handle: this breathing room being water. Too much protein with too little water will cause your kidneys to try to shunt work to your liver, which will result in liver damage since it was never meant to try to process protein. I personally had a scare about a year ago when my blood work came back with certain highly elevated (2-5x above normal) liver enzymes indicative of an over-strained liver. The high protein diet and not enough water was to blame. I was retested roughly a month later and the levels were back to tolerance.
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    Apr 06, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    neosyllogy saidLeave the caffeine and NO precursor junk to people that feel the need to pay for motivation.


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