Kenny Croxdale wrote:
I had to burst your bubble but creatine doesn't get into your system fast enough to do anything for your workout.
Aight. I kinda knew that. Haven't read any confirmation but I guessed it doesn't absorb too well within an hour. That's why I called it broscience. More like a placebo effect so to speak. However...
The Creatine Controversy
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... ontroversy
Barr presents some great information on creatine.
Post Workout Creatine
Barr makes a strong argument as to how to stay on creatine all year. Barr pushes taking creatine after workout only on training days.
Barr also goes into how the muscles tend to soak up creatine post workout, somewhat like a dry sponge soaks up water.
On your off days, you don't take creatine.
The on-creatine workout days cycled with the off -no creatine days are short cycles that allow you to stay on creatine year round.
This is not cut in stone as the only way, just another way.
This is an interesting piece. If I read correctly, you should cycle creatine by taking it only on workout days, because on off days it has no use since the storages are already filled. Now what about creatine loading? Or is that broscience too? The phase where people take 10-20g of creatine a day for a week or more to really strengthen the effect. By the logic in that article, it shouldn't have an effect.
By taking a mere 5g a day, I highly doubt that my storages are too overfed. Well, that plus the little amount from all the meat I eat daily. Since there are no cons, do I have any reasons to fear this overstoraging?