Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Healthy Food Defines You
It is currently Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:24 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:52 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Posts: 988
Location: Idyllwild, CA
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.

_________________
Live cautiously to make it safely to death


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:57 pm 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:10 am
Posts: 2138
Location: New Jersey, USA
HAHA WHAT IS DOMS? Creatine helped me too...or its at least having a placebo effect.

_________________
Darth Vader from Sandlot once said, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." Then he later died.
https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHarrisonAnbfPro
https://www.facebook.com/BigMeeeeech
https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorvannostrand100


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:21 pm 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:41 pm
Posts: 1228
Location: Piscataway, NJ, US
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.

_________________
Facebook


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:35 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Posts: 988
Location: Idyllwild, CA
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.

_________________
Live cautiously to make it safely to death


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:00 am 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:10 am
Posts: 2138
Location: New Jersey, USA
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!

_________________
Darth Vader from Sandlot once said, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." Then he later died.
https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHarrisonAnbfPro
https://www.facebook.com/BigMeeeeech
https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorvannostrand100


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:00 am 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Posts: 988
Location: Idyllwild, CA
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.

_________________
Live cautiously to make it safely to death


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:08 am 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:10 am
Posts: 2138
Location: New Jersey, USA
Insanity!!

_________________
Darth Vader from Sandlot once said, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." Then he later died.
https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHarrisonAnbfPro
https://www.facebook.com/BigMeeeeech
https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorvannostrand100


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:17 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Posts: 988
Location: Idyllwild, CA
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.

_________________
Live cautiously to make it safely to death


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:52 am 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:10 am
Posts: 2138
Location: New Jersey, USA
Can I ask how much you weight? Youre a male right?

_________________
Darth Vader from Sandlot once said, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." Then he later died.
https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHarrisonAnbfPro
https://www.facebook.com/BigMeeeeech
https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorvannostrand100


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:02 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Posts: 988
Location: Idyllwild, CA
My last weigh in was 1 week ago, I was 135.

_________________
Live cautiously to make it safely to death


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:53 am 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:16 pm
Posts: 47
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:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:37 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Posts: 6065
Location: England
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.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:37 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:45 am
Posts: 600
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
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: :?

_________________
My progress pics: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=21924
My training diary: http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=22216


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:08 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Posts: 988
Location: Idyllwild, CA
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.

_________________
Live cautiously to make it safely to death


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Holy shit. Creatine.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:48 pm 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:10 am
Posts: 2138
Location: New Jersey, USA
I have a question - why load and then stop? I take it every day...

_________________
Darth Vader from Sandlot once said, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." Then he later died.
https://www.facebook.com/LaurenHarrisonAnbfPro
https://www.facebook.com/BigMeeeeech
https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorvannostrand100


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS } Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group