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Will Creatine make be bigger if I work out?

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Alright, I'm 17 years old and Ive been working out for about 2 years.

I have a pretty deacent shape, pretty lean and tonned, but I would like to pack on some more pounds.

Some of my friends suggested this creatine drink.

If I take creatine, and continue to work out the way I do, will I build more muscle mass faster? Will I get bigger?

I understand that it does nothing if you take it without any pysical workout, but I work out consistantly.

I just want to know because im planning on getting it as of now.

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Alright, I'm 17 years old and Ive been working out for about 2 years.

I have a pretty deacent shape, pretty lean and tonned, but I would like to pack on some more pounds.

Some of my friends suggested this creatine drink.

If I take creatine, and continue to work out the way I do, will I build more muscle mass faster? Will I get bigger?

I understand that it does nothing if you take it without any pysical workout, but I work out consistantly.

I just want to know because im planning on getting it as of now.

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alright thanks..........

I thought I was in the right forum but I clicked "back" my mistake before I started the thread sorry.

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Creatine has been consistently proven in countless independent studies and over a decade of widespread use in the professional bodybuilding community as the most reliable commercially available product in CONJUNCTION WITH a regular training regimen, high-calorie, high-protein diet spread over frequent meals throughout the day, and sufficient rest between workouts. Creatine increases your muscle's energy supply and re-supply as well as delaying the muscle's accumulation of lactic acid, allowing you to knock out more reps in the gym thereby increasing muscle growth during rest, recovering more quickly, and increases muscle size with intramuscular water retention (which is why further hydration is crucial when supplementing with creatine). Some of this added "water-weight" is lost when you stop taking creatine, but you will still have gained added pounds of muscle because of the significantly heightened energy supply and re-supply to muscles enabled by creatine. Anyone who doubts creatine's efficacy is free to google it to see for themselves the various studies conducted in legitimate medical journals, or better yet to add it to their own regular training program in the amount of 5-10g creatine monohydrate per day, ideally taken with a sugary drink such as grape juice to cause an insulin spike thereby maximising creatine uptake into muscles. (Though of course the insulin spike should in theory be avoided at all costs by the acne-prone).

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Creatine has been consistently proven in countless independent studies and over a decade of widespread use in the professional bodybuilding community as the most reliable commercially available product in CONJUNCTION WITH a regular training regimen, high-calorie, high-protein diet spread over frequent meals throughout the day, and sufficient rest between workouts. Creatine increases your muscle's energy supply and re-supply as well as delaying the muscle's accumulation of lactic acid, allowing you to knock out more reps in the gym thereby increasing muscle growth during rest, recovering more quickly, and increases muscle size with intramuscular water retention (which is why further hydration is crucial when supplementing with creatine). Some of this added "water-weight" is lost when you stop taking creatine, but you will still have gained added pounds of muscle because of the significantly heightened energy supply and re-supply to muscles enabled by creatine. Anyone who doubts creatine's efficacy is free to google it to see for themselves the various studies conducted in legitimate medical journals, or better yet to add it to their own regular training program in the amount of 5-10g creatine monohydrate per day, ideally taken with a sugary drink such as grape juice to cause an insulin spike thereby maximising creatine uptake into muscles. (Though of course the insulin spike should in theory be avoided at all costs by the acne-prone).

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the gains of creatine are very minimal.

and to the previous post. The professional bobdybuilding community doesnt use creatine. They use steroids. Bodybuilding+creatine=good advertising

M1T is probably the best product you can take to gain some good mass.

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Guest Craigems

I disagree, Creatine is the best natural substance out for endurance and muscle building. It gives you quicker gains ... and if taken with protein can be extremely beneficial.

Creatine is that good .. some people call it cheating, but it cant be because its all natural, like protein. Creatine gains are HEAPS, much more than protein shakes... but you tend to loose you gains quickly when you stop creatine, so you basically have to keep it up!

I say go for the protein, there is too much for than against on creatine.

Plus this really isnt a perscription med topic but i'll allow it coz i'm interested in it.

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I disagree, Creatine is the best natural substance out for endurance and muscle building. It gives you quicker gains ... and if taken with protein can be extremely beneficial.

Creatine is that good .. some people call it cheating, but it cant be because its all natural, like protein. Creatine gains are HEAPS, much more than protein shakes... but you tend to loose you gains quickly when you stop creatine, so you basically have to keep it up!

I say go for the protein, there is too much for than against on creatine.

Plus this really isnt a perscription med topic but i'll allow it coz i'm interested in it.

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by saying testosterone cant be cheating coz its natural? your a pro-steroid activist?

Creatine more, gives you energy than muscle per say. It gives you the ability to lift more and feel energised. Protein is what helps fix muscle damage. By having the ability to lift more, and have less recovery time, your stretching and breaking more muscle fibres, therefore making your muscles grow more and more. By the influx of energy that being creatine generating ATP, you are basically gaining more than the natural production of creatine. However if you are not working hard enough with creatine then why take it ... the body produces enough ... but if you are lifting hard and properly then its the best thing to take!

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Minnymouse: acne will not theoretically be affected by pure creatine monohydrate supplementation assuming the product is straight creatine and not bundled up with sugar; creatine uptake into the muscle is maximised by triggering an insulin spike but as you well know this is to be avoided, as by reducing sugar intake, in the acne-prone, so a straight creatine product (no sugar added) is best. if your son wishes to experiment with the extent to which such an insulin spike might exacerbate his acne, he can try either a sugar-mixed creatine product or taking his creatine (5g, twice day, before/after workout, for example) mixed up in a sugary drink such as grape juice. he may well find that the resulting insulin spike and inflammatory effect of the sugar bears little actual effect on his acne, or he may find that it is best to turn to the also very effective alternative of just straight creatine supplementation.

aquaman: creatine isn't cheating because unlike hormone and pro-hormone supplementation creatine IS allowed by the IOC (International Olympics Committee). You know how stringent and restrictive the Olympics drug testing policies are. The IOC takes away atheletes' gold medals if they so much as have aspiring in their blood test, let alone steriods. Imagine how safe and competition-friendly this makes creatine for so many professional athletes?

Tribulus Terristris is excellent for healthy hormone production-- it's also a very popular aphrodisiac and a common ingredient in botanical cocktail pills for "sexual performance enhancement" or whatever you want to call it-- nature's Viagra. But why take very high doses with comparatively little research to back up your potential muscle gains to say nothing of possible side-effects unascertained at such consistently high doses, when you can supplement with creatine confident in the knowledge that it is probably the most researched and experimented-with supplement out there, used by so many in professional and amateur athletics from Olympic athletes to high school football teams to major sports teams for at least the last decade.

Much of creatine's gains are indeed in the form of increased intramuscular water retention from delayed intramuscular lactic acid accumulation, i.e. the so-called water-weight, and while this is mostly lost when stopping supplementation there is still a LOT of gained muscle mass from the increased ATP production for muscular activity when working out as well as the increased energy supply and re-supply to muscles significantly speeding up recovery and helping you to work out more intensively than ever before.

Are you taking Methyl-1 Tesosterone (M1T)? Because if you are then that's probably the main reason you would have acne, as it seriously steps up your male sex hormone production. Unless you're under pressure to achieve the mass you're going for as an aspiring bodybuilder, you can get all the gains you need from what Craigems does, with protein shakes, hardgainer MR shakes, also throw in creatine and that's fine. Why screw around with your hormones when that is the underlying reason for your acne?

As guys we've always got to toe the line between what we'll do for our skin and what we'll do for our bodies; it isn't really worth it to get buff if it's going to make your skin absolutely crap (taking pro-hormone and hormone supplements); and it isn't really worth it to get great skin if it's going to make you all scrawny (fasting all the time and eating nothing but fruits and vegetables). It's a fine line we have to walk, and creatine especially if the insulin spike can be avoided is almost always an awesome compromise (better than a compromise really as it WILL get you buff if you work out, more or less without affecting your skin)

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Minnymouse: acne will not theoretically be affected by pure creatine monohydrate supplementation assuming the product is straight creatine and not bundled up with sugar; creatine uptake into the muscle is maximised by triggering an insulin spike but as you well know this is to be avoided, as by reducing sugar intake, in the acne-prone, so a straight creatine product (no sugar added) is best. if your son wishes to experiment with the extent to which such an insulin spike might exacerbate his acne, he can try either a sugar-mixed creatine product or taking his creatine (5g, twice day, before/after workout, for example) mixed up in a sugary drink such as grape juice. he may well find that the resulting insulin spike and inflammatory effect of the sugar bears little actual effect on his acne, or he may find that it is best to turn to the also very effective alternative of just straight creatine supplementation.

aquaman: creatine isn't cheating because unlike hormone and pro-hormone supplementation creatine IS allowed by the IOC (International Olympics Committee). You know how stringent and restrictive the Olympics drug testing policies are. The IOC takes away atheletes' gold medals if they so much as have aspiring in their blood test, let alone steriods. Imagine how safe and competition-friendly this makes creatine for so many professional athletes?

Tribulus Terristris is excellent for healthy hormone production-- it's also a very popular aphrodisiac and a common ingredient in botanical cocktail pills for "sexual performance enhancement" or whatever you want to call it-- nature's Viagra. But why take very high doses with comparatively little research to back up your potential muscle gains to say nothing of possible side-effects unascertained at such consistently high doses, when you can supplement with creatine confident in the knowledge that it is probably the most researched and experimented-with supplement out there, used by so many in professional and amateur athletics from Olympic athletes to high school football teams to major sports teams for at least the last decade.

Much of creatine's gains are indeed in the form of increased intramuscular water retention from delayed intramuscular lactic acid accumulation, i.e. the so-called water-weight, and while this is mostly lost when stopping supplementation there is still a LOT of gained muscle mass from the increased ATP production for muscular activity when working out as well as the increased energy supply and re-supply to muscles significantly speeding up recovery and helping you to work out more intensively than ever before.

Are you taking Methyl-1 Tesosterone (M1T)? Because if you are then that's probably the main reason you would have acne, as it seriously steps up your male sex hormone production. Unless you're under pressure to achieve the mass you're going for as an aspiring bodybuilder, you can get all the gains you need from what Craigems does, with protein shakes, hardgainer MR shakes, also throw in creatine and that's fine. Why screw around with your hormones when that is the underlying reason for your acne?

As guys we've always got to toe the line between what we'll do for our skin and what we'll do for our bodies; it isn't really worth it to get buff if it's going to make your skin absolutely crap (taking pro-hormone and hormone supplements); and it isn't really worth it to get great skin if it's going to make you all scrawny (fasting all the time and eating nothing but fruits and vegetables). It's a fine line we have to walk, and creatine especially if the insulin spike can be avoided is almost always an awesome compromise (better than a compromise really as it WILL get you buff if you work out, more or less without affecting your skin)

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