Creatine? Who does it and does it help?

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    Apr 18, 2013 5:47 AM GMT
    I have heard a lot of hype about creatine lately. Has anyone experiences a signifigance in muscle definition or strength? What about fast twitch, does it do anything for those muscles?
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    Apr 18, 2013 12:05 PM GMT
    http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/supplements/old_pages/supplement_fact_sheets/group_a_supplements/creatine

    Check this out from a reputable source
  • MikeW

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    Apr 18, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    ozmuscle2 saidhttp://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/supplements/old_pages/supplement_fact_sheets/group_a_supplements/creatine

    Check this out from a reputable source

    That's a great link, thanks! I see there are PDFs available on a variety of supplements on the site, categorized from this page:

    http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/supplements/classification_test
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    Apr 18, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
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    Apr 18, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    Creatine is safe, and helps both strength and muscle bulk. Basically, it's one of the only muscle-building supplements that actually has been proven to be effective, and all the better, the only kind you need is the cheapest creatine monohydrate.

  • Latenight30

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    Apr 18, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    I seemed to have the best results with just a good protein and creatine. I've backed off my supplements of late but I think I always Creatine after the gym, especially in the morning. It really seemed to work.
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    Apr 18, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    Was on creatine several years ago and it ruined my digestion. Everything just passed through without getting absorbed. But it only did this after about 6 months. In the early months it definitely helped.
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    Apr 18, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    Yes it works....have been on it for 10 years

    currently doing Gaspari's Size On drinking it during the workout. Lemon ice flavor.

    never had any side effects but each person is different, like with anything with weight training, nutrition and supplements, use trial and error
  • great_scott

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    Apr 18, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    It definitely helps me. I skip the loading phase though. I would sweat too much and got a lot of headaches whenever I did. I've also read loading isn't really necessary at all. I only stay on it for 8 weeks at a time. Probably not a good idea to just stay on it non-stop.
  • gym0711

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    Apr 18, 2013 10:54 PM GMT
    I'm taking it now while I'm bulking up. I only use about half a teaspoon a day. It seems to have helped my strength gains.
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    Apr 18, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    I take a small scoop 30 min before workout.. I've gained some mass and strength not sure if its because of that though lol
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    Apr 18, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidYes it works....have been on it for 10 years

    currently doing Gaspari's Size On drinking it during the workout. Lemon ice flavor.

    never had any side effects but each person is different, like with anything with weight training, nutrition and supplements, use trial and error


    Thanks for the tip, going to try that out... from the comments I read people were digging the wild berry punch flavor though.
  • Montague

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    Apr 18, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    I like con-cret pills. They do provide a great pump and make me look all vascular icon_smile.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 19, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    I'm old and have killer shoulders and a 24 year old boyfriend because of creatine. Yes it works.
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    Apr 19, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidI'm old and have killer shoulders and a 24 year old boyfriend because of creatine. Yes it works.
    Your 24 year old boyfriend is going to divorce you once he finds out that your pictures are from 10 years ago and you actually look uglier than 90% of the Family Guy characters.
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    Apr 19, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidI'm old and have killer shoulders and a 24 year old boyfriend because of creatine. Yes it works.



    Where are these shoulders?
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    Apr 19, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    Your muscles are like a sponge and creatine makes it soak up the h2O and nutrients your ingest for muscles to get bigger and stronger
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    Apr 30, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    Nivek saidWas on creatine several years ago and it ruined my digestion. Everything just passed through without getting absorbed. But it only did this after about 6 months. In the early months it definitely helped.


    Eww, so were you like shitting out whole eggs and stuff? lol, I'm kidding. Just the thought of un-digested food comes to mind. icon_redface.gif

    great_scott saidIt definitely helps me. I skip the loading phase though. I would sweat too much and got a lot of headaches whenever I did. I've also read loading isn't really necessary at all. I only stay on it for 8 weeks at a time. Probably not a good idea to just stay on it non-stop.


    Yeah I never did or heard of that 'loading phase' until recently. I follow the instructions on the container.

    I've been taking my non-stop since about last May. But, I go through times also about every month where I don't workout for 7-10 days when work sends me out of town. No side-effects here. But, whenever I stop taking creatine for those days, I go from 185-187 lbs. to 179-181 lbs.
  • gwuinsf

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    May 09, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    Nivek saidWas on creatine several years ago and it ruined my digestion. Everything just passed through without getting absorbed. But it only did this after about 6 months. In the early months it definitely helped.


    How do you know it was from the Creatine? Were you taking too much? Creatine occurs naturally in meat. Are you vegetarian? 5g should not do that to you, and I've never heard that as being a side effect.

    I also believe, but not 100% sure, that you should cycle your Creatine use. If you were using it for 6 months straight, I don't think that's the advised usage.