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Dan23
09-28-2005, 05:04 PM
is it alright to take creatine while boxing

- Evil -
09-28-2005, 05:39 PM
is it alright to take creatine while boxing

The answer is yes, but you should post this sort of question in the training and nutrition section for a detailed answer.

http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6

enadeus
09-28-2005, 05:54 PM
I woulden't recommend it if your a true boxer. Its more for weight lifters. I woulden't recommend to use it all together, try the training and nutrition section.

punchers_chance
09-28-2005, 08:16 PM
Creatine is mostly for show....if you really want something to help you build muscle, just supplement your diet with much more protien while continuing to lift often. :boxing:

TonyWomackFan
09-28-2005, 08:20 PM
As a former steroid abuser I can say Creatine is safe. It builds endurance, and is MUCH stronger then Whey Protien in terms of gorwth. You need to treat Creatine like Steroids when using it though. Cycle it; a month on and a month off, and you will be fine. All this damage that it supposedly causes isn't proven scientifictly, and studies show that it is indeed safe..

Creatine will give you more stregnth, but the muscle mass you gain is primarily water. Creatine keeps water in your muscles.. Drink a lot of water when taking it though..

666boy666
09-28-2005, 09:05 PM
As a former steroid abuser I can say Creatine is safe. It builds endurance, and is MUCH stronger then Whey Protien in terms of gorwth. You need to treat Creatine like Steroids when using it though. Cycle it; a month on and a month off, and you will be fine. All this damage that it supposedly causes isn't proven scientifictly, and studies show that it is indeed safe..

Creatine will give you more stregnth, but the muscle mass you gain is primarily water. Creatine keeps water in your muscles.. Drink a lot of water when taking it though..


Creatine will help your endurance, but if you're going to cycle it, it's 2weeks on and 2 weeks off, not a month on and a month off. Your body can't take anymore after 2 weeks and it starts to discontinue making creatine of it's own.

Not something I'd take if I were trying to make weight in lower weight classes since as stated before makes you retain water, but if you're a heavy then go for it

iwagh911
09-28-2005, 10:26 PM
Good I'm learning from this thread too ;) - I was wondering same thing. SO, I would like to gain a little in weight, so what are the maybe top 5 creatine products. If I am going to use it, and use it safely I want the real deal :). Thanks

Iwagh

Pugnacious_Z
09-28-2005, 10:39 PM
doesnt matter about the name man. look at the ingredients of it, if it says 99% pure phameceutical creatine, take dat, even if its cheap,

slavik18
09-28-2005, 11:14 PM
Also, Creatine ****s up your Kidneys. I have an aunt who is a Nephrologist or some **** like that. Kidney Specialist, she says that they get a lot of people who get ****ed up with Creatine, mainly because in time it clogs **** in your kidneys. Thats the jist of what she said.

Also it has not been proven safe, so thats bs.

666boy666
09-28-2005, 11:56 PM
It's been proven safe 100's of times!! IF you take it like you're supposed to. Like everything else, if you abuse it, you're taking a risk. If you use creatine in cycle, drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest after workouts, it's completely fine. I was a bodybuilder when i was younger and never had one complaint about it. Now if you take it for more than 2 weeks at atime, yes, you can develop kidney problems, but if you take it as you're supposed to, nothing what so ever will happen to you other than getting results.

The only time I ever heard creatine getting bad press is when 3 high school wrestlers died because they overtrained to make weight, and just happened to be taking creatine. Creatine may have had something to do with it, BUT, it wouldn't have if they hadn't been trying to drop 30 lbs. in a week. Your body has a friggin limit man.

So dude, take it like you're supposed to and you'll be fine

leff
09-29-2005, 08:37 AM
it wont kill you, gut i dont see the reason why a boxer should use it.

BigDozer260
09-29-2005, 08:21 PM
Creatine monohydrate has been shown to increase the body very important high energy chimical called Creatine Phosphate by about 20 percent. Creatine phosphate help to keep ATP levels high, and if you know a good deal about fitness you know that without ATP you would not even be able to do the simplest thing like getting up from seated postion, let alone very powerful contraction like running, throwing, or punching. If ATP stays high that mean more power endurance, for greater periods of time. Which in turn improves overall endurance.

Rampage*
09-30-2005, 09:59 AM
When you’re in the ring, you’ll settle for a decision on points – if you have to. But lets be real: you’re in the ring to send a message – you’re in the ring to win and score a knockout, and that’s the bottom line. You want to deliver your message with a black-eye.

To deliver your message in this way, you need to have endurance, energy, and every punch needs to be explosive, well-placed and painful for your opponent.

Creatine monohydrate is the world’s most popular supplement and it can help to greatly improve your energy levels and explosive strength. The more muscle you have, the more strength and power you have. If you lose muscle you lose the ability to be effective in the ring. Creatine can prevent muscle loss.

Creatine has been scientifically proven to improve memory, thinking ability, and hand-to-eye coordination. By increasing your thinking abilities, creatine will help you keep the mental edge - and every warrior knows that the mental edge can be the difference between victory and defeat.

Creatine can be “loaded” into muscle tissue by taking twenty grams per day for five days, followed by five grams daily for an eight-week period.

A more effective way to dose creatine is to take ten 2.5gram doses daily. This protocol will ensure maximum absorption and maximum results. Because excess sugars can result in body fat accumulation, taking creatine with water is best.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/boxing.htm

Information on Creatine:

http://www.creatinemonohydrate.net/creatine_guide.html
http://www.creatinemonohydrate.net/
http://www.creatinefacts.com/creatine_monohydrate1.htm

Looks like a good idea to me. When you take it, take it like this:

Obviously, an individual's capacity to store creatine should ultimately depend on the amount of muscle mass they possess. For this reason exactly you should adjust your creatine dose to match your bodyweight (a rough approximation of muscle mass). According to Hultman et al. (4) during the loading phase take 0.3 grams of creatine monohydrate for each kilogram you weigh. The maintenance dose is 10-times less, or 0.03 grams of creatine monohydrate per kilogram of body weight. To calculate you creatine dose in pounds simply divide your bodyweight in pounds by 2.2; 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds. In other words, an "average" sized male of 154 pounds, weighs 70 kilograms, or 154 divided 2.2. The next step is to multiply your weight in kilos by the appropriate dose. For example, our average person would load with 21 grams of creatine monohydrate per day (0.3 x 70 = 21) and maintain with 2.1 grams of creatine monohydrate daily (0.03 x 70 = 2.1). (Taken from http://www.creatinefacts.com/creatine_monohydrate1.htm)

I would say it is a good idea, when you get off of it you won't loose all you gained from it either. You might lose a bit of muscle though. I'd say it is a good idea. No really bad side effects have been scientifically proven.