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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by s2x, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. s2x

    s2x White Belt

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    I've seen a bunch of people talking about "Loading" in some of the creatine threads. What exactly does "Loading" mean, And what are the benifits / down sides to it?
     
  2. Todd Gack

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    Loading refers to taking creatine 3-5 times a day for a few days in order to saturate your muscles and then you take it once a day from then on in order to maintain the levels in your muscles. I fully admit that I haven't really kept up with the whole "loading" debate but when I last checked, loading just got you from A to B faster although you can still get to B without loading and just taking Creatine once a day (it will of course take longer though).

    Does that make sense? I'm not sure if I'm explaining it right.
     
  3. Don't load.
     
  4. Bobby Jacobsen

    Bobby Jacobsen Amateur Fighter

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    When I load I put on 5-7 lbs in that week. I've never not loaded but I hear you will get the same gains just takes longer. The down side is horrible gas.
     

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