View Full Version : Would Creatine help me cut?
04-06-2005, 12:40 PM
I'm currently 5'8, 172lbs, and am looking to lose a fair chunk of bodyfat.
I'm not necessarily interested in my actualy weight, moreso my physical build. I was wondering if taking creatine, while also still watching what I eat and exercising daily, would be beneficial in achieving this goal?
I know that i will retain water and put on weight, but will it actually help me LOOK more toned, and also lose the body fat?
I'm fairly new at these forums, but I must say, you people are EXTREMELY helpful. I have found SO many great recipes and ideas for losing fat.
Keep up the good work!!
04-06-2005, 12:44 PM
It may not necessarily help you LOOK more toned, but it will help towards a long-term fatloss goal.
04-06-2005, 08:35 PM
I have heard that creatine can help with dieiting, and fat loss, and that is great while trying to put on muscle. So it's a win win.
If your worried about the bloat and water retention, try some Kre-Alk, or some Bulk CEE. Seems to give awesome gains, strength, size, at a lower dosage than creatine mono for those that it works for that is. With basically no sides, like bloat, water retention, and when you go off it your muscle stays. I was weary at first about taking creatine because of the sides I just mentioned. I noticed my friend pretty much looked thick, I guess it was the bloat off of the Cell-Tech creatine he use to take. Once he stopped that his gains went down alot. He wasn't really working out after he stopped taking the Cell-Tech, but still kept kind of active, but the gains just dropped. After reading about CEE, and Kre-Alk it's a whole different ball game. This is the reason I went with Kre-Alk. I'm trying to get muscle but also drop a bit of fat, and tone nicely. Been on 1.5grams daily for 3 days. It is still too early to tell. I'm gonna bump it up to 3 grams daily next week though.
04-06-2005, 09:11 PM
04-06-2005, 09:40 PM
There's a study cited by Pinnacle's Shredded Mass saying that creatine + N-acetyl cysteine is very good for cutting. I'll get around to trying to look into it fairly soon. You could in the meantime look into creatine pyruvate, I think that's supposed to aid in fat-burning.
04-07-2005, 12:11 PM
creatine will also help you keep muscle instead of losing it while your cals are low.and your activity is up.since its pretty hard to lose a lot of fat without losing some muscle.It might help with muscle tone as I notice when I load on creatine my muscles look just a little fuller.still noticable though.as creatine is a good volumizer.but I respond great to just
plain ol creatine mono.no bloat or anything.guess im just lucky for that.