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2011/03/21 18:45:53 (permalink)

What to do after creatine runs out ?

just wondering, i'm on my first serious month long creatine cycle and am wondering, what happens at the end of the month? i understand i should stop creatine for about 3 weeks after this but the thing is, what else can i take to pump me up instead, i can't imagine going into the gym without feeling a good pump from creatine, it would feel a waste of time. obviously its not but it would seem that way.

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    Liddy
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    Re:What to do after creatine runs out ? 2011/03/21 18:48:18 (permalink)
    Why are you stopping?
     
    post edited by Liddy - 2011/03/21 18:49:45
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    Re:What to do after creatine runs out ? 2011/03/21 18:59:28 (permalink)
    This is a very strange post. First of all, why stop creatine? You don't need to cycle creatine, you are possibly getting confused with steroids.
     
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    what else can i take to pump me up instead, i can't imagine going into the gym without feeling a good pump from creatine, it would feel a waste of time

     
    Can you please elaborate on this? Creatine doesn't 'pump you up', it's sole purpose is to increase ATP levels and potentially delay muscle fatigue, ie. it might make you slightly stronger or it might not. Are you mistaking creatine for pre-workout pump/nitric oxide products perhaps?

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    Re:What to do after creatine runs out ? 2011/03/21 20:10:27 (permalink)
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    This is a very strange post. First of all, why stop creatine? You don't need to cycle creatine, you are possibly getting confused with steroids.

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    Zer0
    what else can i take to pump me up instead, i can't imagine going into the gym without feeling a good pump from creatine, it would feel a waste of time


    Can you please elaborate on this? Creatine doesn't 'pump you up', it's sole purpose is to increase ATP levels and potentially delay muscle fatigue, ie. it might make you slightly stronger or it might not. Are you mistaking creatine for pre-workout pump/nitric oxide products perhaps?

     
    seriously? i've read may times on the internet that you should cycle creatine as your body eventually gets used it and after a while it doesn't make a difference to your workout. Google "Creatine Cycle". i thought it was pretty common.
     
    Do you not feel a pump with creatine? during my first workout about 2 weeks ago my biceps were exploding. i take Jack3d before i workout but i have never felt that feeling for a long time. Maybe its the combination of both.
     
    I'm definatley talking about creatine. i wouldn't touch steriods. not that i'm against them, i just find them too complicated haha.
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    Re:What to do after creatine runs out ? 2011/03/21 20:29:37 (permalink)
    I think you should read this http://articles.muscletal.../article-creatine.aspx
     
    Everything you need to know about creatine right there.
    It also covers creatine cycles, but a quote from this is "here is no evidence that cycling creatine is any better than using is constantly. Anecdotally, there are mixed reports about cycling."
     
    You shouldn't get a 'pump' from creatine, it simply replenishes ATP within the muscle, which is used as energy to contract the muscle.  Basically it can help you squeeze out an extra rep or two, reduces fatigue during an intense workout.
     
    Really recommend you read through it.
    post edited by Liddy - 2011/03/21 20:37:26
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    Re:What to do after creatine runs out ? 2011/03/21 20:35:30 (permalink)
    No need to cycle creatine monohydrate unless weight gain is an issue for your sport (e.g. combat sports). The muscle cells will reach a 'saturation' point, however one could postulate that if your main training is hypertrophy based, that this set point is constantly being reset to a higher value as the cells expand and take onboard more glycogen.
     
    The pump is more likely induced by the jack3d, if you take any carbohydrates onboard prior to training, this will help too. 
     
     
     
     
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    Re:What to do after creatine runs out ? 2011/03/21 23:07:04 (permalink)
    Cycling creatine is a myth that's about 10 or 15 years old mate, as has been said you will just piss out any that doesn't get used. Unless you're caning it Lomu-style you won't do yourself any damage, I would take it throughout an entire rugby season and not see any ill effects.

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    Re:What to do after creatine runs out ? 2011/03/22 08:56:16 (permalink)
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    No need to cycle creatine monohydrate unless weight gain is an issue for your sport (e.g. combat sports). The muscle cells will reach a 'saturation' point, however one could postulate that if your main training is hypertrophy based, that this set point is constantly being reset to a higher value as the cells expand and take onboard more glycogen.

    The pump is more likely induced by the jack3d, if you take any carbohydrates onboard prior to training, this will help too. 





     
    yes and no bud - the cells will take in extra water and glycogen. The muslce cells will not multiply but maybe expand as you said above- there will come a point where growth may stop and the only way to grow or increase cell sites would be via another path.
     
     
     
    to the OP - buy more creatine

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