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    creatine- before or after a workout?


    hey guys,

    for those of you who take creatine, which works better for you. before or after?

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    doesn't mattter! just remember to take it everyday
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    Recent study says after.. but in the grand scheme of things anytime will probably suffice.

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    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 808shredded View Post
    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.
    You only need 3-5 grams per day and really only needs to be dosed workout days once saturated.
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    I've always had good results post workout. A number of studies recommend this as well
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    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.
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    I take it post but it doesn't matter. Just take it.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    You only need 3-5 grams per day and really only needs to be dosed workout days once saturated.
    this is how i do it. i take it pre workout only because its easier to remember to take it when i mix my citmal,creatine and pre workout all together
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 808shredded View Post
    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.
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    I take it the 10th of never
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston Honda
    I take it the 10th of never
    Not every fortnight?
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    10g pre swells me up nicely.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    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
    yeah, same here. no difference for me either.

    but you do a loading phase of 10g for a month just to make sure you are saturated, correct?
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