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Old 06-23-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default Have any of you tried Creatine to supplement your workout regimen

I started using it last week and my knee's are aching. I am drinking a lot of water as the directions state (about 1 gallon per day). I didn't have this knee pain prior to taking Creating, but since I began, it started.

Have any of you guys that have taken this stuff had this type of reaction? What kind of success did those of you who have tried it have?
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Have any of you tried Creatine to supplement your workout regimen

Did you up your workout routine or keep it the same since you've been using creatine?
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Have any of you tried Creatine to supplement your workout regimen

the only bad thing about creatine right now is that they don't know the long-term affects are.. :( and 85 is right about did u change ur workout regime???

(me i get my muscles the old fashion way of working my ass of lol.. gotta love the protein in ur body)
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Default Re: Have any of you tried Creatine to supplement your workout regimen

I have never used it myself, and I wouldn't, but I've heard some people having this kinds of problems. some are temporary, others continued so they stopped using it. don't know for sure if creatine was the cause of their problems though

I personally wouldn't use it. why?....

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the only bad thing about creatine right now is that they don't know the long-term affects are.. :( and 85 is right about did u change ur workout regime???

(me i get my muscles the old fashion way of working my ass of lol.. gotta love the protein in ur body)


and like lilyoder, I too prefer working my ass. there's no side effects and you know it works

I would advise you to seek a professional though. don't let it get worse
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Default Re: Have any of you tried Creatine to supplement your workout regimen

I used it in the past and never saw anything earth-shattering... The results are temporary and it is apparently not good for your stoach after a while.

Protein! I'm a vegetarian, so sometimes its tough... but I like Clif Builder bars and I have a vegan protein supplement. So think about those options.
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Did you up your workout routine or keep it the same since you've been using creatine?
I have been doing the P90X routine designed by Tony Horton for about 1.5 years now. It's a pretty intense workout 6 days a week. I wanted to take creatine not to get bigger, but to help with recovery time because my workouts just exhaust me. I have been taking only 5 gm per day in the AM right after working out. I'm really not wanting to get bigger. I just heard that creatine helps with recovery, so I wanted to give it a try.
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I started using it last week and my knee's are aching. I am drinking a lot of water as the directions state (about 1 gallon per day). I didn't have this knee pain prior to taking Creating, but since I began, it started.

Have any of you guys that have taken this stuff had this type of reaction? What kind of success did those of you who have tried it have?

Yes, I used it for many years and got excellent results. I stopped lifting 12 years ago and just started back. I just finished my loading phase (20 grams) and just went to 10 grams a day for the next 5 weeks. I am aIready getting very good pumps. I have never had any problems with joint pain that I could contribute to anything more than increasing weight and sets and old injuries, wear and tear. Also, you may want to see if there is a particular exercise you are doing, squats, leg presses, etc. or anything else you've changed in your workout or diet. Another thing you can do is go to www.bodybuilding.com and post a thread about it. There are thousands of articles and informational resources on the site as well. Good luck.
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I have been doing the P90X routine designed by Tony Horton for about 1.5 years now. It's a pretty intense workout 6 days a week. I wanted to take creatine not to get bigger, but to help with recovery time because my workouts just exhaust me. I have been taking only 5 gm per day in the AM right after working out. I'm really not wanting to get bigger. I just heard that creatine helps with recovery, so I wanted to give it a try.
I have considered taking creatine to help with recovery, but decided against it since I have altered my workout routine around Tang Soo Do. I only go to the gym 2 days per week now, no longer lift heavy and don't do any workouts with my legs to maintain flexibility during karate, so I doubt creatine would help me. So I stick with my protein supplement, multis and an assload of water every day, and a caffeinated energy drink whenever I'm taking karate.
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I have considered taking creatine to help with recovery, but decided against it since I have altered my workout routine around Tang Soo Do. I no longer lift heavy and don't do any workouts with my legs to maintain flexibility during karate, so I doubt creatine would help me. So I stick with my protein supplement, multis and an assload of water every day, and a caffeinated energy drink whenever I'm taking karate.
I actually started creatine years ago when I was taking Karate and my instructor remarked how about my power increased even though he didn't know I was taking it. I had asked him about it before I started cycling it and he said he didn't think it would help. I was lifting at the time as well so I can't honestly say I was only taking karate. Also, there are probably alot of strength exercises you can do that won't affect your flexibility that much. Perhaps you are already doing some.
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I take as few supps as possible. I drink a whey protein shake every morning and before I go to bed, take a multi-vite, 3 Vite C's and 3 EFA's every day and rely mostly on working the bod as hard as I can 3-4 days per week. I thought about supp'ing with Creatine last year but the more I read about it, the more I decided it just wasn't for me, as I have MVP and don't need or want the extra heart palps.
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