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, 10:27 AM #1
04-03-2012, 11:38 AM #2
04-03-2012, 11:54 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, 12:03 PM #4
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04-03-2012, 12:07 PM #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!
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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.
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Jw if anyone knows any females who have used ERASE to increase muscle while not adding extra weight to mid section? i want to keep my abs while adding some muscle mas to my thighs and arms,,not much just a tad, i already have a healthy and active lifestyle which i am hoping will benefit if i chose to try creatine for 30 days as a test result to see how it works for my body type & goals. Con: have read lots of people experience water gain in mid section and it stays on once they stop using creatine.. thanks in advance for any tips.Ana"Lucia"
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