creatine during bulk or cut?
- 04-17-2009, 12:39 AM
creatine during bulk or cut?
Most people cycle on and off creatine, and I always assumed it was better to use creatine during a bulking phase and then take a break from it whilst cutting. However, yesterday someone at the gym told me that since you are doing higher reps during a cutting phase the creatine will have more effect and be more usefull.
Is this true? How do most people cycle it?
- 04-17-2009, 12:40 AM
It can be used on a bulk or cut, yes. Cycling is not required as is purely done by choice.- Join Me: Tex89 M-Sten RX Log... Dicing that iron -
- 04-17-2009, 01:45 AM
Use creatine 24/7/265
04-17-2009, 05:25 AM
Ive just read in a few places things like "your gains can begin to diminish over time because your body simply gets accustomed to the higher levels of creatine" and that "you should take a couple of weeks off every 2 months for the sake of receptor attenuation".
Do most people here not cycle it then?
04-17-2009, 10:26 AM
It's a staple for me...no cycling
04-17-2009, 11:15 AM
Its a staple for me but I do cycle it
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04-17-2009, 11:31 AM
04-17-2009, 01:39 PM
Not necessary to cycle. I have actually like its effects better during a cutting phase because that's when you're lower on energy and glycogen levels. It will helps with training and strength in a cutting phase.
04-17-2009, 03:09 PM
However, the muscles have a creatine threshold of ~150-160 mmol/kg dw. In the absence of supplementation (i.e. cycling off), the muscle creatine concentration returns to resting levels in 4-5 weeks (Burke, et al., 2006; Hultman, et al., 1996).
Most peole cycle creatine off for only 1-2 weeks; which is not effective at bringing their muscle creatine levels back to baseline. For those who DO cycle creatine, the most effective method would be to do 8-12 weeks on and 4 weeks off.
However, as mentioned, there is NO need to cycle creatine, as gains do NOT diminish over time, especially if you are doing intensive daily exercise.
Creatine helps with "training and strength" no matter WHAT "phase" one is in, as it allows an enhanced ability to undergo resistance training and [repeated] high-intensity exercise; which makes for performance gains.
04-17-2009, 05:41 PM
ok thanks, you sound like you know what youre talking about Guejsn so think i'll just keep taking it as a staple then, cheers.
04-17-2009, 05:48 PM
04-17-2009, 09:53 PM
Every day use, especially in the summer to keep the skin healthy.
04-17-2009, 10:34 PM
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