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Old 03-10-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
Theron Mathis
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I am not sure the credibility of Will Brink, but he has a new report on Creatine that seems pretty thorough with plenty of references listed.

You can follow the link below:

http://www.creatine-report.com/downl...tinereport.htm

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Old 03-10-2005, 09:02 PM   #2
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I think I am the ONLY person on this whole board that likes creatine....sigh.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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I wonder why some people have such good experiences wtth it (or any food / supplement), and others don't?

Creatine just bloats me . . . I put on 4 - 5 pounds of water weight in 5 days, I look smooth, and I'm not one whit stronger (but I am heavier, so everything deteriorates in the BW exercises).

The weight goes away over 10 days when I stop the creatine.

This has happened about 5 times now, to the point where I just don't seem to get any benefit. I keep trying it 'cause I respect Robb so much, but it just doesn't seem to work for me.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:13 PM   #4
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I use it as well Robb. Don't worry I got your back.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:15 PM   #5
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I didn't gain any weight, I guess I am one of the few that doesn't. But I did notice an improvement in pullups.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:49 PM   #6
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Creatine works for me and I would recommend it to anyone to at least try it.
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:41 AM   #7
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The only reason I don't use it or haven't tried it is mainly psychological. I like to know that I got this far without crutches or supplements. I much prefer spending the extra time and effort tweaking my nutrition in order to extract maximum benefits from it.

Creatine also has a negative image problem with me as well. Along with protein powder, energy drinks, fat loss pills and supplement cocktails, it reminds me of supplement stores, bodybuilders and general vanity circuses:happy:

That doesn't mean that a person who uses it falls into that category for me, but I just can't get past the need to feel "independent" and "natural"
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:00 AM   #8
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I cycle it usually in the winter 5g a day post workout.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:47 AM   #9
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I won't take creatine again because of the constant bathroom trips i have to take in the morning when i am loading and the major loss of energy i have when cycling off.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:30 PM   #10
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The most interesting fact that I found in the article linked above was creatine's ability to reduce inflammation in the body.

Since everyone here is a fan of Dr. Barry Sears and subscribes to his philosophy regarding fish oil; insulin production, etc in regarding to health and inflammation reduction; I thought this may be another supplement to add.

Also the author seems to suggest creatine with insulin spiking beverages is unnecessary as well as the loading phase.

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