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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Big Red, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Big Red

    Big Red Green Belt

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    Just finished loading phase of 4 x 5gms a day. I'm now on maintenance where I only need to take 1 x 5gms a day. On my supplement box it suggest to take a break after 8 weeks of consistent use to allow a gap of at least 4 days.

    My question is, do you need to reload (go back to 4 x 5gms for 5 days) or can you just take the maintenance amount of 1 x 5gms a day after the break.
     
  2. jasond

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    Most people consider a loading phase a waste. Just take 3 - 5g a day.
     
  3. Hells Herald

    Hells Herald Orange Belt

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    no, don't reload-
     
  4. MadDildo

    MadDildo Shame Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    If you're taking more than 2-5g per day, you've been made a tool.

    Get pissed about that. I am.
     
  5. CoachB40

    CoachB40 White Belt

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    I have to agree with Madmick. I bought into that whole loading thing the first time i tried creatine. My results were no better than any other time.
     

  6. i take 7-10g a day. nothing wrong with that, but the 20g a day things is crap.
     
  7. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    The loading phase is a waste of money, I'm with Madmick on this one, don't bother
     
  8. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Drink some cranberry juice to help flush some of the excessively stored creatine out of your kidneys.
     
  9. Big Red

    Big Red Green Belt

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    thanks for that guys. My mates bro who lifts said loading was BS too. It is done now so it doesn't matter I suppose. I'm too much of a square to not follow the guidelines.
     
  10. Valgarv

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    2-5g per day for what size? I didn't get any results from creatine until I upped it to 10g per day
     
  11. IronMikeTyson69

    IronMikeTyson69 Purple Belt

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    5mg before and after training pluss 3mg in morning works for me
     
  12. Woob

    Woob French knickers belt

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    So after 8 weeks, you take 4 days off and start again. Is that a whole cycle or do you need longer times off aswell? sorry to thread jack. was just curious
     
  13. SmashiusClay

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    Thats the cycle I've seen recommended most places.
     
  14. EclipseAgent

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    Anything over 10g's a day is a waste. Taking 10g's at once IMO is a waste.

    Do 5g's 1hr before working out and 5g's immediatly post workout.
     
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    will 5grams differ among companies? or is 5grams just straight up 5 grams.
    -Jon
     
  16. Psyklops

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    i personally didn't think Creatine made a difference in my workout. i dont use the stuff and still got the same results with just dieting properly.
     
  17. Valgarv

    Valgarv Guest

    If you were taking <=5g try upping your daily intake. I was a creatine non-believer for over a year before I finally realized I was doing it wrong because I simply followed the directions... don't go insane and overdose with 50g a day servings though.
     

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