This kinda covers supplements, but it covers bodybuilding. So I wasn't sure where I should post it. Anyways, I was on creatine for about a month, and now I'm off it. I was working out 6 days a week, Thursday was my off day. But now that I'm off creatine, how often can I workout and still make gains? My problem is that I love going to the gym as much as possible... I don't know if I could deal with going to the gym only like 3 times a week. So is there anyway I can keep working out 6 or even 7 days a week?
Creatine probably won't affect how often you can work out to any serious degree. How long have you been training?
creatine is creatine not AASOriginally Posted by Kloonie
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well i've heard from a few big guys at the gym that i should get off it after a month, i dunno why. i just figured i'd have medical problems or something if i didn't. i didn't bother to ask, cause i figured that's what it was. :\
Nah. You never have to go off. I've been taking creatine pretty much continuously for the last 3 years.
So you haven't had or noticed any like medical problems? Thanks alot for the feedback to.
No, no medical problems.
Other than this constant barking.
Bark, bark bark bark bark, bark bark bark, bark, bark bark bark bark, bark bark bark ...
Seriously, a low daily maintenance dose (I take 5g daily) is fine.
Not here to argue and not here to discredit, however, I do feel compelled to say that just because someone has used it for "X" amount of years and is healthy isn't proof that it is safe. There still has yet to be some tests on the long term affects of it. I know that creatine phosphate? is in our muscles and the way we get it is from red meats. However, the ammount of red meat a person would have to ingest to get that ammount of creatine (5g), would be in the pounds! Per day!
With that said, it may be safe for long term use, but we simply don't know. I personally would use caution on it. Not like the paranoid type caution, but becoming depentant on anything other than food and water isn't a great thing and can hit the wallet pretty hard over the years.
Who knows, in 20 years it may be deemed safe for long term health at a certain DV. But until we have that information, we can't just write it off one way or the other.
(number is mine)Originally Posted by ArchAngel777
1. If it's a naturally occuring substance in the body odds are it's pretty safe (unless of course at extremely high doses). The one problem with using supplementary creatine is it MAY shut down your body's own production of it. However this is not likely to be permanant.
I'm more worried about you thinking you [/i]have[/i] to work out six days a week...
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