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    Maintaining muscle size or the pumped look after workout.

    After Im done working out my arms etc look great. I walk around in my muscle shirt with confidence. The next day they are back to normal, deflated. Im slowly making progress no doubt but is there anything ( supplements etc ) to help keep the muscle size after working out.
    Im currently taking protein shakes and mutli vitamins.
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    Creatine...will help....but it is a real bummer...to loose the pump...
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    Originally Posted by boodog View Post
    creatine...will help....but it is a real bummer...to loose the pump...:d
    ^^^^ x2
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    For me, nitric oxide works better than creatine for the extended pump.
    I took satur8 tabs for a few weeks and my whole upper body looked pumped whether I worked out or not.

    Neovar works well for me too.
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    Originally Posted by agouger View Post
    After Im done working out my arms etc look great. I walk around in my muscle shirt with confidence. The next day they are back to normal, deflated. Im slowly making progress no doubt but is there anything ( supplements etc ) to help keep the muscle size after working out.
    Im currently taking protein shakes and mutli vitamins.
    The only way to keep the pump/size you get while training is to keep training so that you reach that pump size. The only downfall is that when you reach that size, then when you are pumped at your new size you will want that new pump size that comes alone with the new size you gained from training

    So it is a revolving door, you will never stay within the size you get while pumped
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    Not that I have ever done this, but staying lean makes you look pumped even when you aren't.
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    Thanks everyone for the replys.

    Doing a serch for Creatine in the BB store I came across this: Xtra Advantage Creatine Serum, Helps Maintain Muscle Mass! All The Benefits Without The Side Effects!

    Are there or have anyone experianced side effects from taking Creatine. Would you recomend the serum or the powder.
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    Originally Posted by agouger View Post
    Thanks everyone for the replys.

    Doing a serch for Creatine in the BB store I came across this: Xtra Advantage Creatine Serum, Helps Maintain Muscle Mass! All The Benefits Without The Side Effects!

    Are there or have anyone experianced side effects from taking Creatine. Would you recomend the serum or the powder.
    I use ON pre-load creatine during workouts...because its easy to mix...but the cheapest way to go is good quality "Creatine Monohydrate" powder...I use the ON but there are lots on the market....Creatine seems to work best with a Carb. carrier...so the calories can be a problem....
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    Originally Posted by agouger View Post
    Thanks everyone for the replys.

    Doing a serch for Creatine in the BB store I came across this: Xtra Advantage Creatine Serum, Helps Maintain Muscle Mass! All The Benefits Without The Side Effects!

    Are there or have anyone experianced side effects from taking Creatine. Would you recomend the serum or the powder.
    Headaches. Be sure to stay overly hydrated.
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    I just started using Creatine for the first time ever only about 2 - 3 weeks ago, and it's amazing stuff alright, but yeah, drink lots of water - I didn't get any headaches, but I got amazing contractions and pumps in the gym, (especially if you drink right before lifting or during).
    Then, when I went to start my incline bench presses, and as I squared my shoulders back, I got a cramp in my left trap. Ouch. Not enough water and/or potassium, I guess.

    But you can't keep that pumped/inflated look 24/7. Creatine helps though. I bought the el-cheapo stuff, GNC Creatine Monohyrate powder, and it works. It's also pretty tasty and only 5 calories a serving.
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    I have found a re-feed day helps if I am on a calorie restricted diet.
    I will be deficient in glycogen, then do a refeed day and for a couple days afterwards my muscles feel inflated and harder than they had been.
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    Originally Posted by bodyhard View Post
    The only way to keep the pump/size you get while training is to keep training so that you reach that pump size. The only downfall is that when you reach that size, then when you are pumped at your new size you will want that new pump size that comes alone with the new size you gained from training

    So it is a revolving door, you will never stay within the size you get while pumped
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    Originally Posted by agouger View Post
    After Im done working out my arms etc look great. I walk around in my muscle shirt with confidence. The next day they are back to normal, deflated. Im slowly making progress no doubt but is there anything ( supplements etc ) to help keep the muscle size after working out.
    Im currently taking protein shakes and mutli vitamins.
    Like someone else has already said.....no one will keep a pump 24/7..........but........I have found that when I eat enough clean foods, get enough sleep and drink enough water.......my pumps are much harder and they last much longer than when either one is lagging.........
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    Originally Posted by bodyhard View Post
    The only downfall is that when you reach that size, then when you are pumped at your new size you will want that new pump size that comes alone with the new size you gained from training
    Truer words have never been spoken.
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