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User avatar #1459 - ospreys (06/13/2012) [-]
What does everyone think about creatine?
User avatar #1600 to #1459 - lopaa (06/15/2012) [-]
From my personal experience i found that in terms of size and strength gains it was very impressive however i found i suffered from all the common side effects such as tight muscles, reduced flexibly, muscle cramps and it really dried out my joints even though i was drinking loads of water. Thing with creatine is thats its just water weight within two weeks of me coming off it i had lost 6 pounds and i wasn't able to lift no where near what i could before. Personally i would say if you're looking for quick gains its a good suppliment but on a long term basis i would say its a waste of time.
#1507 to #1459 - iamphoenix (06/13/2012) [-]
A couple weeks on and a couple weeks off seems to be the standard recommendation. The only supplement I ever used was whey protein, and that brought me some serious gains so I never really needed creatine.
User avatar #1468 to #1459 - eldeeko (06/13/2012) [-]
Probarbly one of the best supplements i've ever used mate.

Started using it about 4 weeks ago now, gone up in strength so much, 5 weeks ago my max for Dumbbell shoulder press was 17.5kg DB's, now i'm comfortably on 35kg DB's.

I would highly recommend it.

Just drink a fuck load of water though, for your kidneys!
User avatar #1503 to #1468 - ospreys (06/13/2012) [-]
was the water weight noticable in the first few weeks or not? and if so how long until you lose that water weight?
User avatar #1472 to #1468 - sidedoor (06/13/2012) [-]
So it isnt addicting,or anything like that?
User avatar #1473 to #1472 - eldeeko (06/13/2012) [-]
lol, not at all brah.

and the "Creatine, not even once" is a joke on /fit/ lol
User avatar #1475 to #1473 - sidedoor (06/13/2012) [-]
I figured thats a joke,because i heard a shitton of good reccomenadtions about creatine,but some gymfags in my gym were shit talkin it

Straight monohydrate? Is the brand important?
User avatar #1476 to #1475 - eldeeko (06/13/2012) [-]
Brand means fuck all, i use a £8.00 tub from tesco's, as long as it's creatine, it's fine.

I use monohydrate, so i get a bit of a bloat on, if you use tablet form, you avoid the bloat, i like it, cause my arms look bigger lol
User avatar #1477 to #1476 - sidedoor (06/13/2012) [-]
Do you need to go on and off of it?
User avatar #1478 to #1477 - eldeeko (06/13/2012) [-]
I havn't man, i just switched to a whey protein that has creatine in it anyway, so i can't really go off it now.

If you go off it, you have to do the loading phase again (25g a day, for 5 days instead of 5g a day)

So you end up using more creatine up like
User avatar #1481 to #1478 - sidedoor (06/13/2012) [-]
And you only reccomend using it if using gy trainingbasically lifting heavy?

For hard bodyweight workouts it isnt good?
User avatar #1482 to #1481 - eldeeko (06/13/2012) [-]
Yeah i would only recommend for lifting weights, as it helps increase your strength, and so do more weights.

Don't go on it if your only doing DW exercises.
User avatar #1483 to #1482 - sidedoor (06/13/2012) [-]
Alrighty,i might get it in september when i get to the Gym....is age relevant?
User avatar #1484 to #1483 - eldeeko (06/13/2012) [-]
i'dsay be at least 18+ bro
User avatar #1601 to #1484 - lopaa (06/15/2012) [-]
Thing is soon as you come of it you will piss away all your size and lose most of your strength for the 1st few months its a cool suppliment but after 3 months you will be telling a different story when your joints starts to suffer. I know this from personal experience before i get called a hating fag
User avatar #1486 to #1484 - sidedoor (06/13/2012) [-]
My bday is in december....im 17 atm...
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