6/25/2008 4:04pm, #11
Seconding the pre-workout benefits. I wonder if that creatine is "used up" during the workout though.
6/25/2008 4:08pm, #12
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Forgot to mention, I take a recovery formula after training that contains Creapure and don't get any adverse effects from that. Seems to only be CEE." The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus
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6/25/2008 4:11pm, #13Originally Posted by Phrost
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6/25/2008 4:29pm, #14
I take it post workout with glutamine and whey.
6/25/2008 9:24pm, #15
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As far as I know it considered best practice to load during the day and take creatine both pre and post workout.
As to why it gives you more energy before training, creatine is normally taken in the form of creatine monohydrate, this is a precursor to phosphocreatine. Ingesting creatine monohydrate increases the levels of phosphocreatine in muscle cells. Phosphocreatine is used as buffer in the ATP/ADP cycle so higher levels increase efficency of anaerobic energy production.
If anything creatine should not have a hypertrophy affect outside of increasing anaerobic energy production but it is thought a process called phosphocreatine energy shuttle occurs that facilitates muscle hypertrophy
6/26/2008 7:35am, #16Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
6/26/2008 9:35am, #17Originally Posted by A.D.D
6/26/2008 9:45am, #18
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first thing in the morning and 30 minutes before a work out
just scoop half a tea spoon in the mouth and chase it down with some juice
6/26/2008 10:06am, #19
never... I'm one of those people that never noticed a difference with creatine.
you guys have fun with it though.In summation your argument denotes a lack of intellectual honesty on your part. It is my contention that this matter would best be solved with fisticuffs. I believe I will be victorious in this regard.
6/26/2008 10:48am, #20
I was just reading some stuff from Charles Poliquin, who still recommends the loading protocol. According to him:
“Many of those who suggest against loading are basing their suggestions on studies that used very wimpy training programs. These wimp programs didn't need a creatine loading program.”
He likes about 5 grams pre and post-workout.
And if creatine has made you nauseous or bloated, it's most likely because you're buying bullshit creatine that's filled with impurities (never mind the extra junk).