Great forum. Im 5'11, 84.5kgs and ...shamefully, 31% fat. I am trying to burn the fat through a caloric deficit of 500 calories per day from my normal routine and adding 25 minutes of running each day to shift a couple of pounds of fat a week. My diet has recently become extremely healthy...Im a raw food vegan who takes in a lot of protein.
In addition to running, I will do a couple of weight training sessions each week to keep muscle mass as best as possible, but my real goal is to burn fat.
My question is this...should I take creatine during this time to make my mucsles bigger and help them to speed up the fat burning process?
Hope you can help
01-24-2008, 07:00 AM #1
If trying to burn fat, should I use creatine?
01-24-2008, 07:06 AM #2
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I used creatine during contest prep and cut it out a few weeks before contest day."For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
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01-24-2008, 07:21 AM #3
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Are you more worried about losing weight or losing fat? Some people equate losing weight to losing fat, which is not always the same thing. You can gain weight (muscle) and look good, or you could end up losing muscle (not good) and retain the same amount of fat but you will have lost weight. I'd go for the gaining muscle and losing fat path.
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01-24-2008, 03:45 PM #5
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Now with that being said, fish oil has been shown to aid in fat 'burning' if taken in 6-10 grams daily broke up with each meal.
I do a keto diet to cut with. I have lost no muscle but lost 10 pounds of fat in the last few weeks. I use no supplelemnts other than fish oils and a NOS product. I have also gained strenght with this diet. Maybe you should look into it.Life is what passes you by while you are too busy making a living.
01-25-2008, 12:21 PM #6