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    b16matt is offline In Orientation
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    Creatine on non-workout days?

    How should i go about taking my creatine on my non-workout days?

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    R.Lewis is offline I <3 to touch myself
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    what are your goals?

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    meganl is offline Second Set
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    if your not just sittin all day shood b ok depending on ur goals

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    R.Lewis is offline I <3 to touch myself
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    This should be in the suplements forum.
    What kind of creatine is sold without directions??? Take it back if it doesnt have directions on the tub/box.

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    samaldaas1 is offline Warming Up
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    Yea what man~ said man. I usally take my creatine after a work out, and my protien drink after 2

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    abear is offline Forum O.G.
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    just take it with one of your meals on non-training days

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    Ed Gasket is offline First Set
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    with 100% creatine mono you need to go through a loading phase then a meaintenance phase then stop for 3 weeks.

    Loading phase: 3-5 heaped teaspoons daily for 4 days.

    Maintenance phase: 1 heaped teaspoon daily for 11 weeks.

    you need to take it on and off workout days consistantly to saturate your muscles

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    RegimenX is offline Warming Up
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    there are many ways to take creatine, most contain myths.

    The rules are simple, get your body to store more creatine than it would from food alone. The more meats you eat the less creatine you need take. If you eat anywhere from 30% of your calories from proteins (meats) or more you will only need an average of 1g of creatine a day. The closer you are to vegetarian the more you will need but even then it comes out to around 3 to 4 g max. More than that and you urinate it out (this is not what is taught to you by the supplement comapnies but science and testing with athletes)
    so use about 1 to 3 g a day even on non workout days and your creatine will max out. As far as loading and depleting, its another worthless trick created by the supp companies.... how do I know? I worked for the original company that made that crap up, so people are still quoting the bogus science that I helped write. Get over it.

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    abear is offline Forum O.G.
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    exactly, loading is not needed. research done in 1996, 1999 and 2003 showed that as little as 2-3 grams a day will saturate the muscles over time. after roughly a month, you're at the same point whether you load or not.

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