Should you take creatine and whey protein when working out?

  • sammaine

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    Aug 07, 2012 6:25 AM GMT
    1. Should you take creatine?

    2. Should you load creatine the first week?

    3. When is the best time to take creatine?

    4. Have you had success with creatine, building muscle mass?

    5. Any other info about creatine? Tips?
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    1. No.

    2. No.

    3. Never.

    4. Yes, but realized food works even better.

    5. It's found naturally in food.
  • sammaine

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    Aug 07, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    I was thinking if it's a marketing/money making scheme because guys in prison are bulky and muscular. They don't take supplements. But guys in prison are different as well. I'm sure they bulk up to protect themselves.


    paulflexes said1. No.

    2. No.

    3. Never.

    4. Yes, but realized food works even better.

    5. It's found naturally in food.
  • Artesin

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    Aug 13, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    depends, creatine is found primarily in meat so if youre vegetarian or dont consume much meat then it may help you out. However you never want to load up on it as it will reduce your bodies ability to manufacture its own. In most cases creatine, alongside glutamine which can be taken alongside or on it's own (has better effects overall, especially on mood and stress management), but it is a performance booster and allows more water to flood the muscles, which will increase blood flow so it can be helpful to break a plateau and speed recovery. I take it and reduce the dosage in half, usually a half teaspoon before working out and a teaspoon of glutamine before and after.
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    Aug 13, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    sammaine saidI was thinking if it's a marketing/money making scheme because guys in prison are bulky and muscular.

    Those big and bulky guys are juiced up. Creating wont make you big it will help in lifting a bit more weight than lifting completely natural. Most important thing in getting big is diet.