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Holy shit. Creatine.

#1 Postby Cellar Yeti » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:52 pm

My buddy helped me research creatine since he has the same medical problems as me and is taking it. I decided to give it a world being extra careful to stay hydrated. I even called my doctor and she got back to me and said it was fine, just make sure to drink extra as a precaution (Missing my large intestine)

I started loading yesterday.

Holy shit in a barrel. I have never felt this kind of energy. I busted my chops yesterday on legs and was expecting severe DOMS today but I didn't feel a single twinge of soreness. I ALWAYS get DOMS after legs day.

And today I had my back day, I usually burn out pretty quick on back and chest days because I have a weak upper body compared to my legs but I just screamed through the workout and I still feel like I could go back for another round.

I was also able to up my pre-workout cardio because I had so much damn energy.

Creatine is fricken amazing.

There is no purpose to this thread. I am just damn elated. I always blamed my small stature and weight on my genetics, but I just never dedicated myself. And now with creatine and this new found dedication and amp I feel like I can consistently add weight and finally achieve my goals of getting bigger.

I love you creatine.
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#2 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:57 pm

HAHA WHAT IS DOMS? Creatine helped me too...or its at least having a placebo effect.
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#3 Postby chrisjs » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:21 pm

Weird but I'm glad you found something that helps. Creatine never seemed to have any remarkable effect on me, but I've found BCAAs to be great at preventing DOMS.

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#4 Postby Cellar Yeti » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:35 pm

DOMS is delayed onset muscle soreness. If you're in tune with your body you can pick up these differences. I'd put money on the fact it's not a placebo effect for myself. I tend to process nutrients faster because of my missing guts.

Yeah creatine does shit or nothing to some people. I suppose I am lucky. But I honestly thing it's because of all the steroid therapy I underwent as a kid. I am know it stunted my growth and am positive it damaged a lot of my mechanisms for protein synthesis nutrient absorption and the like.
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#5 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:00 am

OHHH I've heard of DOMS....when I first started working out again last year and worked my abs it was so painful to roll over in bed! now i still get it sometimes...like today in my damn shoulders, I have to change my whole planned routine...keep us posted on how the creatine continues to work!
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#6 Postby Cellar Yeti » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:00 am

I was able to do 100lbs across the board for posterior delt raises, shoulder press, and upright rows. I ended up going 1 hour to get all my shoulder exercises done. My shoulders are destroyed.
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#7 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:08 am

Insanity!!
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#8 Postby Cellar Yeti » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:17 pm

I'm done loading tomorrow. I am going to do 5 days loading 25 days maintaining, 5 days loading and so on. Maintenance suggestion is 5g of creatine a day. I wonder if, being a vegan, it'd be recommended for me to maintain at double that seeing as how there is no supplement creatine in my diet from meat.

Creatine really works. My dummbell bench press has gone up 20lbs now that my muscles are super hydrated.

Bumped the calories up to 3k indefinitely. Just a few extra slices of toast.
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#9 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:52 am

Can I ask how much you weight? Youre a male right?
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#10 Postby Cellar Yeti » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:02 pm

My last weigh in was 1 week ago, I was 135.
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#11 Postby superman1234 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:53 am

Cellar Yeti wrote: Maintenance suggestion is 5g of creatine a day. I wonder if, being a vegan, it'd be recommended for me to maintain at double that seeing as how there is no supplement creatine in my diet from meat.


You know, that's a really good question... :shock:

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#12 Postby Richard » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:37 pm

I've been considering taking this, but worry about side effects and stuff. It's so hard to find out the truth on these things, and the long term effects. I don't know anybody who has taken it, who is even over 40, so I don't know how it could affect you in later life. I read that "studies" say it is safe to take 5g per day, but I dunno who conducts these studies or what they really are.
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#13 Postby vege » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:37 pm

Richard wrote:I've been considering taking this, but worry about side effects and stuff. It's so hard to find out the truth on these things, and the long term effects. I don't know anybody who has taken it, who is even over 40, so I don't know how it could affect you in later life. I read that "studies" say it is safe to take 5g per day, but I dunno who conducts these studies or what they really are.

I just wanted to say exactly the same thing. I was very close to buying Weider creatine couple of days ago, and then I said: no, you will not take anything synthetic in your body! That is just against everything I believe considering nutrition... I will eat natural foods and work out regularly and I will be satisfied whatever the results... I would not want to get bigger and stronger and then sick :shock: :?

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#14 Postby Cellar Yeti » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:08 pm

It's creatine, it's made up of 3 amino acids. It's harmless. All it does is recruit water to the muscle cells to super hydrate them. If you take too much, you pee it out.

I've been on it for 2 months. I go to the doctor next month, I'll have em run a liver panel and post the results.

I was taking 10g of creatine a day, but did more research. The human body makes about 1g itself and 2lbs of meat has about 1g of creatine. So I dropped it down to 5g, just wasteful.
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#15 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:48 pm

I have a question - why load and then stop? I take it every day...
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