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healthyme2
09-17-2005, 10:14 PM
Creatine is for energy pump (is that right) and Glutamine is for muscle recovery.

Among so many brands, is there a proven good?

I think I should take creatine before and glutamine after workout. Is that the right thing.

I was at GNC store today and there were creatines that had to be cycled, rather than showing effect immediately after eating which I was hoping to pump like a piston during the workout.

KingOfChaos
09-17-2005, 10:17 PM
L-Glutamine = useless

Why?...It breaks down and become useless during digestion. It's better to just use a good protein isolate or concentrate powder since they both contain glutamine already.

healthyme2
09-17-2005, 10:22 PM
Protein Isolate/ Concentrate Powder = Whey Protein ?

Pardon if that sounds ignorant.

HealthFreak
09-17-2005, 10:57 PM
ya any whey protein will have glutamine in it. Ya creatine will add energy because it enhances ATP levels and prolongs fatigue. This means longer muscle contractions and more water being put into the muscle. the first week you need to load up at like 25g per day 5g 5 times a day then after the first week you just use a maitenence dose of 5-10g. take 5g before and 5g after.

healthyme2
09-17-2005, 11:36 PM
Sounds good buddy. Which one? Any favorites?

DTRG
09-18-2005, 06:03 AM
ya any whey protein will have glutamine in it. Ya creatine will add energy because it enhances ATP levels and prolongs fatigue. This means longer muscle contractions and more water being put into the muscle. the first week you need to load up at like 25g per day 5g 5 times a day then after the first week you just use a maitenence dose of 5-10g. take 5g before and 5g after.


jesus, the loading phase is a topic that people have different views on. a mjaority of people say not to load, its useless while others say loading is needed.

healthyme2
09-18-2005, 11:10 AM
Welcome to the confusion. I know man, this ambivalence sucks, esp. for people who are new to it.

404gb30044
09-18-2005, 11:13 AM
DONT LOAD CEATINE - JUST TAKE IT..hahahaha peace

healthyme2
09-18-2005, 11:25 AM
GB, no good man. Tell me which Creatine do you use? Youstarted off by loading or just drinking and hitting the gym?