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your opinion on creatine and fish oil

Post by Gsus » Fri May 05, 2006 5:06 pm

im thinking about taking creatine and fish oil for cutting i never tried neither before and i just wanted your point of view on it

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Post by DubDub » Fri May 05, 2006 7:09 pm

Well I've never considered it, but I suggest doing the proper research first, try a google search, maybe ask one of the trainers at your gym what their opinion is, also, creatine has many commercial uses, make sure if you go for it that you're getting creatine engineered to help with weight loss (as opposed to muscle gain).

Good luck with whichever you choose.

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Post by Stephen Johnson » Fri May 05, 2006 9:15 pm

I don't know how well it fits into a cutting regimen, but fish oil is perhaps the best supplement that you can take for overall health

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Post by TimD » Fri May 05, 2006 9:29 pm

Stephen has given you good info on fishoil, so I;ll only coment on the creatine. For cutting, I wouldn't even consider it. For strength , without caring about gaining a few pounds, I'd go for it. Creatine is a phosphorous compound that aids in fueling anaerobic metabolism, meaning for sort term, igh efficiency lifting, it will allow (by fueling) harder, stronger, contractions of the muscles involved in the activity. It also as the properties of drawing water in like a magnet. For the last reason alone, I would not advise it for cutting, although it probably would not have a negative effect on body mass . Like another poster has already said, do a bit of homework before shelling out the bucks. Know what the supplements are supposed to do, and check them out before you even consider them.
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Post by Ironman » Fri May 05, 2006 10:41 pm

Great advise. Just 1 more word of caution. Do not take more then the recommended dosage of the fish oil suppliment. It can give you the runs. some people actually take it for constipation. Otherwise it's great just like already stated. Tim's right on with the creatine, so there ya go.

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Post by Gsus » Sat May 06, 2006 6:41 pm

i just want more definition so i was thinking creatine would give me that i have only 12% bf but i still think i feel soft i just want rock hard body lol not that i need to cut or anything

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Post by Ironman » Sat May 06, 2006 10:09 pm

Lift heavy in the 6 to 8 rep range. Try going to failure for a while too. That is the way to get fairly hard. Dropping a couple more pounds of fat can help too.

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Post by Guest » Sat May 06, 2006 10:37 pm

i always lift heavy or try to whats a good number of sets i usually do 4-5 sets of 10 reps and bench press is usually 5sets of 5 reps

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Post by Ironman » Sun May 07, 2006 2:35 pm

If you are going to do the 6 to 8 to failure, which should be around 90%, 3 or 4 sets is good. You can do more, but it will overtrain you after a few weeks or so.

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Re: your opinion on creatine and fish oil

Post by kevin harris » Sun May 07, 2006 5:34 pm

Gsus wrote:im thinking about taking creatine and fish oil for cutting i never tried neither before and i just wanted your point of view on it
fish oil is a good fat, which oddly will help you get rid of the bad fats. Creatine will expand your muscles and make them more full.
neither of the two will work if you dont train properly, do cardio and have your diet in check. if you have those three vital elements worked out then use the supplements. I use both, creatine sometimes makes people look bloated if it does this to you stop taking it.

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