I am a former bodybulder getting back into sprinting and speedwork after a couple years away from the track. I am looking for the best type of creatine for increasing sprinting speed and helping with sprinting workouts. Please tell me which creatine type is best for sprinting, speed work, etc......also, i still have some Higher Power CEE left from my last bulking phase which was pretty long while ago. Is HP CEE pretty good for sprinters? Thanks for any replies.
04-20-2006, 04:28 PM #1
What type of creatine is best for SPRINTERS?No fiction
04-20-2006, 04:32 PM #2
04-20-2006, 04:34 PM #3
there's really no 'best' creatine, since creatine works differently for different people. If you want to stick with bulk powders I'd stick with the CEE and maybe look into citrulline malate.BLAP BLAP BLAPB APBLAP PLAB BAPB BP@P BLAPL APBLL LBAP
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04-20-2006, 05:42 PM #4
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04-20-2006, 06:10 PM #6
Thanks guys for your help......i guess for now ill just stick with the HP CEE b/c i still have plenty left over. Would you suggest i take this with water or with grape juice? I imagine taking it with grape juice would help with absorption. Considering i am sprinting now, should i take just one serving every day or should i take a serving once before and immediately after a speed workout? What do you suggest? Thanks again for the help.No fiction
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04-20-2006, 07:06 PM #9
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04-21-2006, 12:43 PM #11
Skigazzi: Right now im just getting back into the swing of things b/c ive been off for a long time. Im doing plyos, form drills and some sprint-resisted training like sprinting while pulling a light sled. I saw where you mentioned citrulline and how it would have helped you lower your times. Can you elaborate on this a little for me and if you know of any specific drills that can help me increase my speed please fill me in. Im also wondering how many times per week i should do high intensity speed training and how much recovery i need between these workouts. Should i do some light tempo training between my high intensity days as a form of recovery and to decrease lactate? Thanks for your help. Please fill me in.No fiction
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04-21-2006, 12:53 PM #13
That sled draggin comment brought back horrible memories of being attached to a human rubber band, one guy would sprint until he couldnt stretch it anymore...and then they would let me go (attached to the other end) to force the muscles to increase leg speed (or fall, which happened a lot). Once we put 2 shot putters on it...well, it snapped about 40 yards out came back and smashed the other guys balls
Citrulline is great for endurance, if you are doing pure speed work, its not a must, but could still help in controlling lactic acid.
For explosiveness, i used to like running 40 yard sprints up hill, 10 x 100M workouts with only the walk back for rest. For speed work I liked to run 400s accelerating slowly over the first 200, and running at full speed for the last 200. I also like to do squats where Id drop down and explode all the way up to my tip toes.
Like my coaches always said - 'Its all about muscle memory, stride length, and stride frequency".
Athletes.com (bb.com sister site) may have articles on speed training.
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04-21-2006, 01:22 PM #15
look into this stuff right here. It's my current pre-workout/during workout (when running) drink of choice. Has just about everything you could want in it.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cs/fast.htmlIf its not good for pregnant women then why would it be good for me. - MegaPump
04-21-2006, 02:01 PM #16
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If you are sprinter you probably have a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibers. A monohydrate based product would probably be better suited for you and here is why:
Originally Posted by deserusan"I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street." - Arnold Schwarzenegger