i take monohydrate creatine... and was wondering should i take it on no-workout day also or only on workout day
Thread: creatine on non workout day ???
06-01-2008, 10:55 AM #1
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06-01-2008, 01:56 PM #6
Yes, take the same amount....
Although it takes 4-6 weeks for creatine to wash out of your system after it is loaded, it is best to take it even on none-training days to keep your muscles saturated.
The best results will come if you have no food source for about 30 minutes after taking it...
06-01-2008, 02:09 PM #7
06-01-2008, 02:43 PM #8
Creatine is best taken AFTER your workout....
What is the Best Time to Take Creatine?
There has been much discussion on this but I believe taking creatine post workout is the most beneficial time for several reasons.
Insulin helps drive more creatine into muscle cells, if you are a smart bodybuilder then in your post workout meal you should be eating foods that help spike your insulin, if this is the case, then taking creatine with this meal will help it's uptake into muscle cells.
The body absorbs many nutrients better after a workout.
Creatine will help refuel your body's low creatine phosphate stores.
Here is a link about creatine from Layne Norton...he is a PRO bodybuilder...
Additionally, you will get many responses regarding the use of creatine. Read the above link besides being a pro-bodybuilder Layne is also PhD candidate...
06-01-2008, 06:10 PM #9
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06-01-2008, 07:34 PM #10
It will, but you are hindering yourself after your workout by restricting your carb intake, you simply won't get more creatine into your muscles. In my opinion, you can still use your low carb diet, but I would break the rules for the post-workout meal if you are trying to use creatine to your advantage.
If you are worried about breaking out of ketosis, then obviously you cannot take the carbs in. Honestly though, Breakfast and post-workout is when your body NEEDS carbs/protein the most. If your are on the Atkins diet, you may experience sluggish recovery after stressful workouts if you are ingesting no carbs at all."The average man thinks he isn't."
06-02-2008, 05:27 AM #11
Creatine is made up of three aminos, Arginine, Glycine and Methionine..
None of these aminos need insulin to cross the cell membrane and any insulin released will have no additional affect in crossing the cell membrane.
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