Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Creatine only gives you temporary gain. You'll start losing definition once you get off of creatine. I agree with Bradford, that is to do weights 3 days a week and cardio 2 a week. In my experience, and contrary to what stach said, the fat will not take care of itself if you're only concerned about the muscles. It is true that when you build up more muscles, your body will automatically burn more calories. However, if you continue to take in more calories per day then what your body needs, then your fat will stay put as your body never actually gets to burn it. So, below is an over simplified plan:
1. Work out with weights 3 days a week.
2. Do cardio 2 days a week. (I normally work in the cardio stuff at the end of my weight workout so I don't have to be in the gym everyday. If you can handle this, go for it).
3. Watch your caloric intake. Skew your diet toward more protein and less carbs. Don't cut out the carbs completely because you will not have enough energy to do vigorous activities.
4. Vary your weight exercises every few weeks so you don't plateau out.
5. Keep at it. You will see results.
And yeah, check out bodybuilding.com, but keep in mind that when you're just starting out, simpler is better.
Myth: Creatine only gives you temporary gain. You'll start losing definition once you get off of creatine.
===Not true, creatine increases endurance and strength. IT HAS NOTHING TO do with definition other than it might increase muscular size via lifting heavier weight; which when assuming a lower body fat (which is the key to definition). Definition is the result of lower body fat which displays 'definition' of muscle groups.
Definition is the result of multiple factors:
1. Predisposition of fat cells
3. Weight lifting that is geared toward hypertrophy of type II muscle twitch
4. genetic structure of muscle cells, length, type, and the natural shape you are born with, to be simple: meso, endo, ecto
5. various hormonal factors
---and a few other things
You focus on what you can control which is:
2. type of exercise
I'll link to another thread
Here is a picture of my results: also Bradford is very knowledgeable and bodybuilding.com does have some very accurate, detailed workouts, advice and great information for physique enhancement.http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=13720