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mickst3r
03-15-2005, 11:37 PM
Hey i was wonderin if n e one here used creatine and what results they had from it. I was thinking bout tryin it, i've heard a couple good things. Hope some of u have some info.

Rick Reeno
03-15-2005, 11:57 PM
I've used in the past, I just got back into the gym after 8 months from an injury. It works wonders for me, adds to my lift and makes my muscles appear bigger due to excess water being retained. Most prefer the powder, but I use the pills. Make sure you cycle the stuff. I use it for three weeks, take a week or two off and then start my daily intakes again. It makes me bloated sometimes, but other then that it has worked very well. I know that some people using it have had stomach problems using it, nothing serious, just diarrhea

boxerman
03-23-2005, 12:32 AM
best legal supplement by far. damn near about the only legal one left though.

jeffmills
03-23-2005, 06:11 AM
I've used it.

However when using it you have to train HARD for it to have good effect.

There's no point taking and then working out twice a week and expecting any sort of gains.

icedog11
03-23-2005, 04:30 PM
Hey i was wonderin if n e one here used creatine and what results they had from it. I was thinking bout tryin it, i've heard a couple good things. Hope some of u have some info.
If you use creatine make sure you take in extra water, creatine pulls water into your muscle fiber(cells), helping you to have more leverage resulting in heavier lifts and harder punches. Lack of enough water can result in cramping and diarrhea.

iwagh911
03-23-2005, 10:18 PM
Is it better to use it pior to or after a workout? Also are there differetn brands? If so what is the best?

-Ike

btw- this is my first post I just joined the forums, great place

-GBGQ-
03-23-2005, 10:34 PM
Creatine is a good supplement to add into your workout's.

There is also no need to cycle creatine. This kind of just messes with the water retention and stuff. You can use creatine year round if you like.

There is alot of different creatine's out there and alot of them work differently, well for me anyways.

I would say "Trac" Creatine is best of all that I have used. Not as much water bloating so you don't feel sluggish while doing your sport, trac features nitric oxide in their product which opens your veins and gives you a better pump throughout the day. Trac is good because you don't have to use it every day for it to do the trick. Just use it before you workout and drink lots of water.

Cell-Tech is okay but it seems like it just holds all the water enhancing your size but the first minute I played basketball or somethig I felt like it sweated right back out. Cell-Tech is cool if you just want to look bigger.

The GNC based Creatines suck.

marvelous_TG
03-24-2005, 07:14 AM
Would you recommen creatine to a boxer, not heavyweights, but in the lower division's where you have to make weight. i mean it makes you stronger but also bigger and heavier, so i think it's more for bodybuilding or fighters at heavyweight.

chazz2
03-24-2005, 04:20 PM
Hey i was wonderin if n e one here used creatine and what results they had from it. I was thinking bout tryin it, i've heard a couple good things. Hope some of u have some info.
creatine works great, I gotten better results from a product called posphergen (don't think I spelled that right)You got to work out hard though or it will make you gai weight.

Sweat
03-24-2005, 04:34 PM
What are the side effects of creatine? Is it like steroids?

dangerousity
03-27-2005, 04:21 PM
Creatine is not like steroids. Our bodies naturally produce creatine so its a natural subtance. Its great for bodybuilding cos your muscles can last for longer, great for getting over plateus. I've used it for bodybuilding but not for boxing, I dont see how it would help much.

ritefyte
03-27-2005, 09:34 PM
It worked well for me. But as others are saying, to see any results you need to train hard! :boxing:

pyropig
03-28-2005, 02:26 AM
so If the GNC brand creatines arent any good, where can you get the good stuff, and what brand, or exactly what is it called?

-GBGQ-
03-28-2005, 07:47 PM
The GNC PRO PERFORMANCE creatines aren't that great. BUT, TRAC creatine sold at GNC is one of the best out there. Phosphagen by EA is okay, but nothing special. I know it's just my opinion by go with the TRAC, I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't think it would be the best choice for the majority of you guys

patto1984
03-29-2005, 12:29 AM
it can help you put on weight or help you lose weight.
the last few weeks ive been training hard and drinking niothing but water and gatorade with creatine and gave up alchohol. i ended up losing 3 kg which made me under weight for my fight coming up. So now im back on the loading phase to help me put weight on and its working.

UnstoppableOne
03-31-2005, 02:03 AM
This is interesting because I have heard so many people using creatine say that when they get off using it that it actually hurts them. Kind of gives them a false sense of strength since they couldnt lift as much as they could when using creatine. I noticed that their muscles (particularly biceps) looked big but squishy like water. Does creatine make your muscles look like water? Anyways I would really like to hear more from you guys about creatine since I have never been on it and was debating if I should use it to bulk up or just to stick with proteins. Thanks for all the help! :)

Warden11
04-01-2005, 04:10 PM
QUOTE - Creatine is not like steroids. Our bodies naturally produce creatine so its a natural subtance.


Our bodies naturally produce testosterone and steriods just pumps more into you so whats the difference ??

Please dont jump all over me in defence im just asking because i dont know