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frankm007
04-27-2003, 05:51 PM
how much water do u guys drink when on creatine (total?) how about when ur not on creatine?

i'll be starting to creatine tomorrow, and was wondering if 1 gallon of water daily was enough? I've taken creatine before but i've never drank enough water...

Ironman8
04-27-2003, 07:48 PM
1 gallon daily is fine. In fact, that's the recommended intake.

Vido
04-27-2003, 07:54 PM
You just may be someone that doesn't respond that well to creatine. I remember that I tried to justify why it didn't work for me the first couple of times by saying that I must not have drank enough water, only to have the same results the next time.

1 gallon's probably fine. If you can drink 1.5-2 then go for it...you certainly won't be able to blame lack of water as an excuse for the creatine not working in this case :D.

GhettoSmurf
04-27-2003, 08:58 PM
i'd at least shoot for 1 gallon

Fenbay
04-28-2003, 08:52 AM
At leats a gallon? Ugh... I'm already pizzing about 12 times a day drinking a little over half a gallon.

I have noticed one thing with creatine and water/lack thereof. I get massive charlie horse type muscle cramping when taking creatine and not enough water along with it. Especially my hamstrings and the little abdominal muscles along the rib-cage (don't know their scientific name)

So I must agree that water is a huge part of creatine functioning properly, but I seem to do just fine with a half-gallon drank thoughout the day plus the water with my meals which I'd estimate leads up to about .75 gallons a day.

bradley
04-28-2003, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by Fenbay
So I must agree that water is a huge part of creatine functioning properly, but I seem to do just fine with a half-gallon drank thoughout the day plus the water with my meals which I'd estimate leads up to about .75 gallons a day.

Well that would be over a gallon per day:)

Fenbay
04-28-2003, 12:00 PM
Possibly true.

.75 or 1.0 gallons a day is probably semantics anyways.

frankm007
04-28-2003, 12:59 PM
i just got myself a new best friend..he sits by me on my desk..his name is 1 gallon of water. hehehe :) Here we goooo!!! (BLAH!)

Ironman8
04-28-2003, 06:27 PM
LOL!