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whiteman90909
02-08-2006, 06:01 PM
i know i should, and i have read, the articles, but i want to know: from your personal experience, how long before lifting should you take creatine, how much water should you drink while on creatine, and do you believe in loading/ cycleing.

Thanks!:cool:

getfit
02-08-2006, 06:05 PM
i take it 30 minutes prior to lifting, keep yourself well hydrated,5g is fine,no need to cycle.

cphafner
02-08-2006, 09:27 PM
I take it after working out. Drink water all day long. No cycling needed.

tigo
02-09-2006, 03:07 AM
30-45 min prior to WO, drinking at least 1-1.5 gallons of water a day.

ddegroff
02-09-2006, 12:33 PM
yeah 15-30mins before I workout, helps me keep my intensity all the way through my workout. I drink as much water as phyiscally possible throughout the day.

Davidelmo
02-09-2006, 12:41 PM
30-45 mins before.

Theory is that it takes a while to absorb and so by the time you do your workout, it is ready to be used. It will also still be there while you recover afterwards.

Built
02-09-2006, 12:43 PM
During workouts, I sip a dilute shake with a single scoop of whey, a level tablspoon of dextrose, and 5g of creatine.

whiteman90909
02-09-2006, 04:13 PM
what does dextrose do?

getfit
02-09-2006, 04:18 PM
what does dextrose do?
provides glucose to the body

dextrose=simple sugar

Optimum08
02-09-2006, 04:18 PM
i take it immediately post workout with my protein and dex and water a sort of PWO cocktail...5g is fine, make sure its Creapure, no cycling is not needed and drink at least half your body weight in oz. of water a day...

Jeffreyk
12-19-2006, 06:16 AM
During workouts, I sip a dilute shake with a single scoop of whey, a level tablspoon of dextrose, and 5g of creatine.

Hey built...curious....how has this worked for you? Wouildnt it blunt any fat buring effects during training??

ArchAngel777
12-19-2006, 07:22 AM
Hey built...curious....how has this worked for you? Wouildnt it blunt any fat buring effects during training??

I don't believe you are looking to burn fat during the training process. Since most weightlifting either falls under the phosphagen stage or glycolytic, it does not burn much fat at all, if any. The fat is burned while you rest (sleep, relax, sit, etc...)