creatine- before or after a workout?
- 09-17-2013, 08:02 PM
- 09-17-2013, 08:10 PM
doesn't mattter! just remember to take it everydaySerious Nutrition Solutions
- 09-17-2013, 08:19 PM
Recent study says after.. but in the grand scheme of things anytime will probably suffice.
09-17-2013, 08:20 PM
A couple recent articles floating around lean to post-workout benefits but honestly it is a saturation effect, just get your 3-5 g a day
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09-17-2013, 08:34 PM
5gms before and 5 grams after. Micronized monohydrate. 10 grams training days, 5 grams rest days. 12 weeks on 4 weeks off. This is how I use it with great success.
09-17-2013, 08:43 PM
09-17-2013, 09:12 PM
I've always had good results post workout. A number of studies recommend this as well
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09-18-2013, 08:26 AM
I always take it after but that's just my personal preference. But my Powermax has creatine in it so on workout days I end up taking it before and after. I drive 45 minutes to work so I use some green mag and drink it on the way up.
09-18-2013, 08:53 AM
I take it post but it doesn't matter. Just take it.
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09-18-2013, 10:51 AM
I don't think it really matters at the end of the day. When I take my creatine depends on what products I'm using. It could be a preworkout that has a full dose of it then I don't take it post. It could be a preworkout with a good amount of it and then I would take some extra post. It could be I forgot to take it that day and end up dosing at night. It could be a intra-workout product having a good dose of it like SizeOn and then that ends up being my creatine dose.
So yeah, really doesn't matter AFAIK.
09-18-2013, 11:00 AM
I take creatine mono post mostly because of recent studies done. Again, doubt it really matters, but its unflavored and when added to Isotean I cant taste it anyways.
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09-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Like everyone has said as long as you take it everyday you should be good. There are plenty of studies either way before or after.
09-18-2013, 11:11 AM
09-18-2013, 11:42 AM
I tend to take 2.5g of creatine mono before and 2.5g after in my Isotean Shake. I dont think it really matters as long as you get it in!
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09-18-2013, 11:54 AM
09-18-2013, 12:05 PM
I take it the 10th of never
09-18-2013, 12:58 PM
Not every fortnight?Originally Posted by Piston Honda
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09-18-2013, 12:58 PM
09-18-2013, 01:40 PM
10g pre swells me up nicely.
09-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Don't miss a day either or you'll lose ALL your gains overnight!
09-18-2013, 09:38 PM
if your saturated to 100% then it doesn't make much of a difference...personally i've taken it preworkout, postworkout, and even in the mornings even though i workout at night.....recently been taking it intraworkout with my bcaa's and haven't noticed a difference for any of them
09-18-2013, 10:04 PM
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