I want to discuss both creatine plus and protein shakes with running.
I am a distance runner for my schools track team, and besides bulking up I would like to perform better on my mile times. I have looked into creatine but finally convinced my parents to give it a try. I took creatine today for a test thirty minutes before going to a run, and I felt very energized and pumped up. I suspect it was a result of the creatine?
I also lift weights after running. But I want to drink the creatine before running. Will I have to drink more creatine before lifting weights to replinesh the creatine that I use up while running?
I am sort of new to these supplements and want to get advice from people in the know before I do something I regret that will hinder my performance. I also want to make gains on my muscles for the upper and lower body.
As for protein, I have been drinking that in the mornings and after practice when lifting weights and my muscles turned from flab to hard. So I also suspect that is a result of my increased protein usage.
Anyway, I appreciate the help.
Edit-One thing I noticed when I drank the creatine was later I had uncontrollable urine. Is this a good or bad thing? I have heard other kids at my school having to urinate a lot from drinking creatine, so I suppose this is normal. Again, I would like people who know this stuff to tell me what is going on here as I am still not fully aware of what I am dealing with.
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