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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by sloaney, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Well-Known Member

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    The net effect of creatine is that it allows you to increase the duration of maximum effort by a moderate amount, which in turn allows you to increase your reps at max effort, which builds more muscle. While it's true that this particular effect only lasts as long as you take creatine, ***the increased muscle that you've build remains, and you will be able to lift more weight than if you had not built that muscle, and burn more calories.
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    --- It is not that simple nor has that been proven by a study. Also there are no stuides demonstrating statement:

    "the increased muscle that you've build remains, and you will be able to lift more weight than if you had not built that muscle, and burn more calories.[/quote]***"


    This is speculation not scientific fact. Go to the study section of this thread and read the facts again. You can't make such claims without it being studied. Also, again the macro nutrient/Supplment (water, food, timing, exercise, type) determine your strength and level of permanent strength (if that is your objective or size, if that is your objective) Size and Strength are not necessarily the same. Size is actually the result of eccentric movement and damage for the most part on type II muscle twitch whereas strength is a concentric -nerve force output- performance measure. You train differently based on what your objective is. Ever seen a chubby olympic lifter who's strong as an ox. He could easily outbench any bodybuilder but his physique doesn't necessarily look symmetrical.
     
  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    Yes, plenty of water and the right diet, but also needed are frequent small meals instead of a few big meals. By the way, calcium will help burn fat.

    Weights and cardio or swimming is a great regimen idea.
     
  3. Soph

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    Yes, I still say the Number #1 supplement is H20. Your body simply cannot perform if not well hydrated for numerous reasons. And Diet Coke is not water.
     
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    Certainly the ATP/Cr/PCr cycles are not simple but that's not at all important when considering the effect of creatine.

    To put it simply:

    1) Lifting heavy weights increases muscle size and quantity.

    2) Taking creatine increases your capacity to lift weight (both number of reps and potential weight)

    Certainly if you don't continue to lift weights at the same level you may lose some of these gains, but it can help.
     
  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the advice so far - much appreciated! i must admit i stupidly bought a bottle of creatine capsules and don't know what to do with them now. do they help or should i just toss them away?
    Well, for starters: they're not suppositories. [​IMG]
     
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    Is it possible to cut fat/weight and build tone/muscle at the same time?
    Only if you are a) Completely newbie (in strength training) b) Experienced lifter returning from the layoff c) Using anabolic steroids In other cases no. When eat more than you need: You get more both muscle AND fat. The ratio between these is mostly genetic, but you can make a difference by lifting weigths and doing cardio. When you eat less than you need: You lose both fat AND muscle. Again, the ratio between them is mostly genetic. And again, you can make a difference by lifting weigths (and make sure that you eat enough protein while dieting, preventing muscle loss as much as possible).
     

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