Read The Forum Rules: We have a clear set of rules to keep the forum running smoothly. Click here to review them.

Post Reply 
Creatine
Author Message
Chengiz88 Offline
Woodpecker
**

Posts: 320
Joined: Aug 2014
Reputation: 4
Post: #51
RE: Creatine
Whats the view on creatine mixed with whey protein in those all in one formulas?
02-21-2015 09:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Benoit Offline
Pelican
****
Gold Member

Posts: 1,156
Joined: Dec 2011
Reputation: 21
Post: #52
RE: Creatine
(02-21-2015 09:20 PM)Chengiz88 Wrote:  Whats the view on creatine mixed with whey protein in those all in one formulas?

Creatine builds up in your body until it reaches an effective level. There are absolutely no timing advantages to taking it before, after, during workouts or bed or whatever.

It's in those all in one formulas as a filler so they can have an extra 'active' ingredient but don't have to include as much expensive protein.

Short answer: Buy a bag of creatine and tub of whey.

"I'd hate myself if I had that kind of attitude, if I were that weak." - Arnold
02-22-2015 02:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
heavy Offline
Hummingbird
*****
Gold Member

Posts: 2,786
Joined: Sep 2013
Reputation: 36
Post: #53
RE: Creatine
After having a bottle of 'tine (thanks Cr33pin for the lingo) in my cupboard for over a year, I finally took a few solid doses of it last week...just mixed some in my shake in the morning.

Then forgot about it.

At lunch I went in and worked out and was all surprised how easily my pull-ups were (doing 8 reps multiple sets vs maybe getting the first set of 8...weighted pull ups). Chest workout was better and easier. Shoulders.

It was only after leaving the gym I remembered about the 'tine. So I'm gonna take it regularly on lifting days.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
02-16-2017 02:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes heavy's post:
Cr33pin
Steelex Offline
Kingfisher
***

Posts: 950
Joined: Dec 2016
Reputation: 39
Post: #54
RE: Creatine
Way to bump a thread.
02-16-2017 02:40 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
SamuelBRoberts Offline
Crow
*****
Gold Member

Posts: 4,920
Joined: Oct 2014
Reputation: 93
Post: #55
RE: Creatine
Can never talk too much about creatine.

That stuff is a miracle worker.
02-16-2017 04:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 2 users Like SamuelBRoberts's post:
Cr33pin,
Steelex Offline
Kingfisher
***

Posts: 950
Joined: Dec 2016
Reputation: 39
Post: #56
RE: Creatine
Lol.

5g a day and 5g post workout works well.

Anything that volumizes the cell is going to have that effect. Water, sodium, carbs, creatine, test.

You know you're properly volumized when you pull the bar off the rack for a press and you feel like your chest and tris already have a pump, and all the fluid just acts like a fucking spring.

I think maintaining cell volumization is key for hypertrophy. It's a signal to the body that the resources to build muscle is there, as is the need.
02-16-2017 04:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Rhyme or Reason Away
Banned

Posts: 2,521
Joined: Mar 2015
Post: #57
RE: Creatine
Would 'tine make a difference for a newbie lifter?
02-16-2017 09:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Cr33pin Offline
Peacock
******
Gold Member

Posts: 7,766
Joined: Nov 2011
Reputation: 185
Post: #58
RE: Creatine
(02-16-2017 09:19 PM)Rhyme or Reason Wrote:  Would 'tine make a difference for a newbie lifter?

Would 'tine make a difference for a newbie lifter?


Bruising cervix since 96
#TeamBeard
02-16-2017 10:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 4 users Like Cr33pin's post:
Rhyme or Reason, heavy, realologist, Built to Fade
heavy Offline
Hummingbird
*****
Gold Member

Posts: 2,786
Joined: Sep 2013
Reputation: 36
Post: #59
RE: Creatine
The biggest difference...again, newbie 'tiner here...was more after I took a few minutes break between sets. After doing 5 sets, I took a break to shoot some hoops, then went back. Normally my muscles would be shot and I'd just rip off a few...nope. It was like I just stepped into the gym fresh.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
(This post was last modified: 02-17-2017 10:25 AM by heavy.)
02-17-2017 09:57 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
CheckCheck Offline
Pigeon

Posts: 5
Joined: Jan 2017
Reputation: 0
Post: #60
RE: Creatine
There is some research suggesting that creatin is also good for your brains, just in case some of you guys need another reason to take it Wink I take 3g per day for 1 year + now, no problem at all and the doctor says all is well.
02-17-2017 02:44 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Oz. Offline
Pelican
****

Posts: 1,648
Joined: Apr 2014
Reputation: 12
Post: #61
RE: Creatine
I'm wondering as an olympic weightlifter what would be the safe amount of creatine to safely consume on a daily basis for an extended period of time

(11-15-2014 09:06 AM)Little Dark Wrote:  This thread is not going in the direction I was hoping for.
02-18-2017 06:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
medicine man: Offline
Banned

Posts: 44
Joined: Feb 2017
Post: #62
RE: Creatine
(02-18-2017 06:32 PM)Oz. Wrote:  I'm wondering as an olympic weightlifter what would be the safe amount of creatine to safely consume on a daily basis for an extended period of time

i don't now what the highest "safe amount" of creatine is, but being an EXTREMELY conservative and cautious person myself, 3g PWO with protein and some fast acting carbs (maize) was PLENTY enough when i was still praying to the god of Brodin in the temple of IRON.

i found NO better non-steroidal supplement though i did NOT look FAR AND WIDE.
02-18-2017 06:59 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Revolutionary Offline
Sparrow

Posts: 62
Joined: Sep 2015
Reputation: 0
Post: #63
RE: Creatine
Two questions:
1) Olimp offers Creapure as well. Anyone got experience with that? It's cheaper than Allmax.
2) Is powder definitely better than capsules, or does it not really make any difference?

Currently, I am dissolving a (non-Creapure) creatine monohydrate powder in grape juice.
02-19-2017 04:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
FlyHigher123 Offline
Robin
*

Posts: 147
Joined: Nov 2016
Reputation: 6
Post: #64
RE: Creatine
(02-19-2017 04:04 PM)Revolutionary Wrote:  Two questions:
1) Olimp offers Creapure as well. Anyone got experience with that? It's cheaper than Allmax.
2) Is powder definitely better than capsules, or does it not really make any difference?

Currently, I am dissolving a (non-Creapure) creatine monohydrate powder in grape juice.
Take Creatine Ethyl Esther HCL (CEE). It's much better than Creatine Monohydrate and a step above Krealkalyn as well. If you are staying in Germany as your flag indicates, order it from Myprotein.
02-19-2017 05:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Steelex Offline
Kingfisher
***

Posts: 950
Joined: Dec 2016
Reputation: 39
Post: #65
RE: Creatine
Creatine ethyl ester is total garbage and you're a fool if you fall for it. Snake oil to the max.

Creatine monohydrate, 5g a day, every day.
02-19-2017 06:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 4 users Like Steelex's post:
Benoit, Thomas Jackson, billbudsocket, PUA_Rachacha
komatiite Offline
Pelican
****
Gold Member

Posts: 1,405
Joined: Nov 2013
Reputation: 48
Post: #66
RE: Creatine
Heavy if you want to take it to the next level, some people call Crystal Meth "Tina." So I will often put on my yellow lab suit and gas mask, drive my RV into the desert and work in on my new Heisenberg blends. By mixing 'tine with Pre workout and caffeine pills I have developed a new formula called Tina. You will feel like ripping off someone's head but I warn you the dehydration cramps afterwards will make you feel like you are menstruating
02-20-2017 02:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Oz. Offline
Pelican
****

Posts: 1,648
Joined: Apr 2014
Reputation: 12
Post: #67
RE: Creatine
I've been on creatine for three days now. Too soon to make any claims but will report back later

(11-15-2014 09:06 AM)Little Dark Wrote:  This thread is not going in the direction I was hoping for.
03-22-2017 09:08 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Cr33pin Offline
Peacock
******
Gold Member

Posts: 7,766
Joined: Nov 2011
Reputation: 185
Post: #68
RE: Creatine
(03-22-2017 09:08 AM)Oz. Wrote:  I've been on creatine for three days now. Too soon to make any claims but will report back later

Oz. making this post
[Image: giphy.gif]

Oz. when he reports back
[Image: 44270ef6221b90633aae8ddf175ae710.jpg]

Bruising cervix since 96
#TeamBeard
03-22-2017 12:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 17 users Like Cr33pin's post:
MiscBrah, Le Siamois, Sidney Crosby, PapayaTapper, Benoit, CaptainChardonnay, realologist, Oz., komatiite, Moma, kaotic, billbudsocket, heavy, Matrixdude, Emancipator, Rhyme or Reason, Built to Fade
SoloEastWood Offline
Pigeon

Posts: 17
Joined: Aug 2016
Reputation: 1
Post: #69
RE: Creatine
A professor of mine in my Exercise Science program did his dissertation on Creatine supplementation and he told the class that there is no reason to stop taking creatine once you start taking it. Obviously, if you are sedentary and eat unhealthy then you probably are just wasting money but if you are active every day and conscious about what you put into your body then creatine can be a staple in your daily life. Not only does it have a tremendous effect on intra-workout energy/muscle recovery, it is vital for brain function.

Just as your brain is the most energy demanding organ to use glucose for energy, it also benefits from having creatine supplemented because of the speed/frequency at which neurons fire. If more creatine is present then the greater the ability for the brain to bind ADP- to the supplemented phosphocreatine to form ATP. Therefore, supplementing creatine can make your brain work more efficiently, increasing memory and boosting intelligence and cognition.
(This post was last modified: 03-22-2017 01:20 PM by SoloEastWood.)
03-22-2017 01:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 2 users Like SoloEastWood's post:
realologist, komatiite
Le Siamois Offline
Robin
*
Gold Member

Posts: 138
Joined: Aug 2016
Reputation: 0
Post: #70
RE: Creatine
Double dosed on the creatine today, activated beast mode at the gym.

Highly recommended.
03-22-2017 01:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Thomas Jackson Offline
Woodpecker
**

Posts: 452
Joined: Dec 2016
Reputation: 2
Post: #71
RE: Creatine
I've never noticed much from it, but it's been extensively researched and is very cheap so really no reason not to take.
03-26-2017 05:41 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Oz. Offline
Pelican
****

Posts: 1,648
Joined: Apr 2014
Reputation: 12
Post: #72
RE: Creatine
(03-22-2017 12:37 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  [Image: 44270ef6221b90633aae8ddf175ae710.jpg]

Reporting back in after 3 months of creatine use. Have been taking 3g a day 6 times a week since I made the post.

Things to note:

I look bigger even though for some reason I have dropped about 3lbs since starting to supplement creatine. This was unexpected when I weighed myself a couple of days ago, since I have been eating the same amount calories. I'm going to account this to the fact that I have increased my training to about 3 hours a day.

The dropped in weight has been purely fat, although I look bigger I am much leaner now than before. My body fat % should be around 11-12% as opposed to 14% prior to supplementing. Vascularity has definitively increased also. I tend to drink it right before working out with about 16oz of water and although I might be sore as hell the next day, I plow through my workouts like nothing.

Also I was pretty skeptical about the brain functions while on creatine, but, have noticed that my mind is much "clearer" than before.

(11-15-2014 09:06 AM)Little Dark Wrote:  This thread is not going in the direction I was hoping for.
06-21-2017 11:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 5 users Like Oz.'s post:
PapayaTapper, realologist, Matrixdude, Rhyme or Reason, Built to Fade
The Beast1 Offline
Peacock
******
Gold Member

Posts: 7,610
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 85
Post: #73
RE: Creatine
(03-22-2017 01:13 PM)SoloEastWood Wrote:  A professor of mine in my Exercise Science program did his dissertation on Creatine supplementation and he told the class that there is no reason to stop taking creatine once you start taking it. Obviously, if you are sedentary and eat unhealthy then you probably are just wasting money but if you are active every day and conscious about what you put into your body then creatine can be a staple in your daily life. Not only does it have a tremendous effect on intra-workout energy/muscle recovery, it is vital for brain function.

Just as your brain is the most energy demanding organ to use glucose for energy, it also benefits from having creatine supplemented because of the speed/frequency at which neurons fire. If more creatine is present then the greater the ability for the brain to bind ADP- to the supplemented phosphocreatine to form ATP. Therefore, supplementing creatine can make your brain work more efficiently, increasing memory and boosting intelligence and cognition.

There's something to be said for this.

I recall reading a study done on vegan and vegetarian diets on brain performance. They noted that they were heavily deficient in blood serum creatine. By supplementing creatine into their diets, the vegans and vegetarians were able to increase their intelligence by scoring better on some tests.

Obviously, the best sources of creatine come from... meats.

So in closing, people who don't eat meat are idiots literally!
(This post was last modified: 06-21-2017 12:10 PM by The Beast1.)
06-21-2017 12:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes The Beast1's post:
Rhyme or Reason
samsamsam Offline
Peacock
******
Gold Member

Posts: 9,157
Joined: Feb 2013
Reputation: 94
Post: #74
RE: Creatine
(01-16-2014 12:21 AM)Emancipator Wrote:  @nascimento

Since I began using Creatine for it's physical and mental benefits I've noticed compared to my pre-creatine pictures that my body overall is indeed more bloated and less aesthetically pleasing. Not to mention the boost it gave me cause some 12 years a slaves level stretch marks over my body.

Note opinions above are anecdotal of course.

I know I should just try it, but does it make you look puffier or not? I would like to avoid that look.

(02-19-2017 06:10 PM)Steelex Wrote:  Creatine ethyl ester is total garbage and you're a fool if you fall for it. Snake oil to the max.

Creatine monohydrate, 5g a day, every day.

This is the best version to buy? I am in a part of the world where I may not be able to get the brands mentioned here. Hoping if i just found this, that would be good enough.

Thanks everyone.

Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm." And the warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."

Women and children can be careless, but not men - Don Corleone

Great RVF Comments | Where Evil Resides | How to upload, etc. | New Members Read This 1 | New Members Read This 2
06-21-2017 03:40 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Steelex Offline
Kingfisher
***

Posts: 950
Joined: Dec 2016
Reputation: 39
Post: #75
RE: Creatine
Yes just get the creatine monohydrate.
06-21-2017 07:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | RooshV.com | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication