Just wondering... when I stop taking creatine will I look more cut then I already am? I know it depends of if I'm bloating or not, but I'm not sure if I am or not because I've been consistently losing weight. Though the only place I haven't lost fat from seems to be bottom of my stomach/fat on sides. I have expierenced a great gain in muscle mass though, but I'm more concerned with looking more cut then having more bulk.
Might be contradicting myself a little but jw
Thread: Stopping Creatine
04-03-2012, 09:27 AM #1
04-03-2012, 10:38 AM #2
- Join Date: Sep 2011
- Location: United States
- Age: 26
- Stats: 6'0", 200 lbs
- Posts: 1,017
- Rep Power: 317
04-03-2012, 10:54 AM #3
Yeah you will drop water weight.
I stopped creatine last year and took meaurments. I lost 4 " around my lats/pecs, 3" around my delts and .5" on my arms all within 4 weeks. I was like fuuk that and got back on it. Creatine def gives me a thinker look which I enjoy.
I guess it depends on the physique you desire.
04-03-2012, 11:03 AM #4
- Join Date: Sep 2007
- Location: Florida, United States
- Age: 42
- Stats: 5'9", 200 lbs
- Posts: 22,171
- BodyPoints: 417
- Rep Power: 82266
04-03-2012, 11:07 AM #5
The first thing is what form of creatine you are taking dictates how much water you will hold. Creatine HCI's retain less water than bulk Creatine Monohydrates because the monohydrates need the extra water molecules to be shuttled through the blood.
If you are looking for a great product to help recomp your physique and cut up at the same time I recommend Erase or the step up Erase Pro by PES. I started taking this stuff(Erase Pro) a while bulking and noticed that my stomache started to tighten up extremely fast. The definition in my abs became more visual without doing cardio over 15 minutes a week.
Erase Pro is an Anti-Aromatase/Anti-Estrogen. When you cut down estrogen you tend to actually harden and dense the muscle. It also has a site inhibitor to stop conversion at the site and it helps increase testosterone.
This stuff literally made a huge difference!
04-03-2012, 11:15 AM #6
- Join Date: May 2011
- Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
- Stats: 6'2", 213 lbs
- Posts: 906
- Rep Power: 1714
It also depends on they type of creatine you are using. If you are using a creatine monohydrate, or similar version like kre-alklyn (creatine mono+buffer powder) you will have extra water retention and not the lean hard look, it sounds like you are going for. their are forms of creatine that allow you to "have your cake and eat it too" like, creatine hcl, provide same strength and lean mass (at a lower required dose), and without the extra bloat from water retention. its a lil pricier, but you get what you pay for.
Why do you think so many companies fill their product up with creatine mono? ... its not because it is a superior ingredient, ITS CHEAP!!! and most ppl dont know any better.http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001547576812
Rest In Peace Art Atwood. I miss you and will carry on your strong legacy!
My guardian angle is bigger than yours...
04-03-2012, 12:39 PM #7
Thermolife Eternal Rep
- Join Date: May 2006
- Location: Korea
- Age: 74
- Stats: 4'7", 163 lbs
- Posts: 7,583
- Rep Power: 6316
Important Announcement: Boycott "The Interview"
사랑 라이브 Thermolife! 그리고 오랫동안 북한의 위대한 사람들을 만세! 그리고 오래 가장 위대한 독재자 기록이 알려져 있습니다, 나를 만세!
Disclaimer: All views and statements are my own opinion, and not a substitute or opinion for medical advice.
04-03-2012, 01:34 PM #8
By vibester in forum Supplement ScienceReplies: 2Last Post: 02-25-2007, 09:58 PM
By stev310 in forum SupplementsReplies: 15Last Post: 02-19-2006, 02:43 PM
By fr33dom in forum SupplementsReplies: 9Last Post: 07-20-2003, 01:06 AM
By travis55 in forum SupplementsReplies: 10Last Post: 06-24-2002, 12:27 PM