View Full Version : Creatine while cutting

09-06-2005, 02:34 AM
just wondering, do any of you know the effects of creatine if youre on a cut?
like does it lower the lbm that you lose ? or would it just be a waste of my money?

Canadian Crippler
09-06-2005, 08:59 AM
Definitely take it while cutting. Will help you retain more LBM.

09-06-2005, 03:18 PM
From what I understand, daily creatine shows an increase of burning about 50 calories a day.

So if you're on creatine during your cut it's basically burning a whole apple a day for you without you doing additional work.

09-06-2005, 03:26 PM
darkdan, I hadn't head this. Do you have a reference?

I do take creatine for cutting, along with plenty of salt. I figure anything with no calories that helps you put on/maintain muscle is a good thing for fat loss.

09-06-2005, 04:49 PM
then any good reccomendations besides the ones at atlarge?

09-06-2005, 04:56 PM
Pure creatine monohydrate. I buy whatever's on sale.

09-06-2005, 06:46 PM
I knew it was in Flex, but I threw it away.

Luckily, it's online.


Of course, they don't mention the source.

One study found that one month of creatine supplementation not only increased strength and muscle mass, but it also increased the resting metabolic rate in men. Guys who sat around and just watched television and drank creatine mixes every day had an increased metabolic rate of about 50 calories per day. Among guys who took creatine and also lifted weights, the increase in resting metabolism was about 100 calories per day. That may seem small, but it's important to remember that the guys who lifted but did not take creatine had no change in their resting metabolic rate.

This is the source I remembered. I even remember that last line about the guys that didn't get any benefits to their RMR. However, I don't recall reading it in 03......

09-06-2005, 07:00 PM
I do take creatine for cutting, along with plenty of salt.

Can you (briefly) elaborate on the salt aspect, Built? :)

09-06-2005, 07:26 PM
Sodium has some anabolic properties. I wouldn't go overboard on it, as it would probably have you retaining some water, but you don't need to limit consumption of it like most people do.

09-06-2005, 07:28 PM
Sounds like it's worth investigating. I don't add salt to anything, so I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum. Thanks for the heads up! :)

09-07-2005, 01:07 AM


09-07-2005, 10:42 AM
Lack of sodium in your diet also causes water retention.