Creatine

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Jul 28, 2014 4:37am
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Does Creatine work best before or after your workouts? The same goes for protein powder?

28 Jul
It depends on what your working out I think . Like if your working on your abs I herd it better for you to work on them on a empty belly then take your creatine :-)
28 Jul
Thanks(: now what about upper body workouts?
28 Jul
Before your workout ... for like 30 minutes! :-)
28 Jul
Thanks alot!(:
28 Jul
Your welcome :-)
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Jul 28, 2014 7:15am
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Doesnt matter that much. Specially for protein.

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Jul 28, 2014 8:06am
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Creatine before except on ab days & protein after workouts with 1/2 an hour, and then every 3 hours following.

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Jul 28, 2014 9:47am
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Ignore the other comments..

Creatine is taken after your workout it does nothing whatsoever before hand..

When you take it afterwards you are replacing the creatine thats been used in your muscles...which is why you do a loading phase when you first start taking it which is usually 5-10g 3 times a day for a week this loads the creatine into your muscle and after you workout the creatine that was used is replaced..

You can get around the loading by taking just 5g a day but it will take weeks to load up in your muscles.

Also you need a blood sugar spike which is why people take it in fruit juice or with dextrose which is a sugar...without the sugar spike your just wasting your money maybe you get a placebo affect but thats it.

There is alot of research done on creatine and internet is full of info on it but thinking take it before is totally wrong!

30 Jul
So when the bottle of creatine says to take before a workout, you would just ignore the instructions? Makes perfect sense. (Sarcasm)
30 Jul
You can do what you want with it...a little proper research and you will learn the right way...the the fitness supplement industry will sell you anything if your gulible to buy it...
30 Jul
As by bottle you mean creatine pills...then I wouldnt bother at anytime...no sarcasm involved, pills are useless!
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