This guide is to explain what creatine will actually do for you, and what it won't do. Also, I will explain the best types of creatine and the best way to take it.
Creatine is used as energy in the muscles for short burst activity such as lifting weights or sprinting. It will make you stronger by giving your muscles more energy to use for staying power within a set. For example, let's say you can currently bench press 225 for 8 reps. Well, on creatine you would probably be able to get the same weight for 10 reps. So, creatine will help you push more weight around in the gym! To transfer this new found strength into muscle, just eat more protein and get more sleep!
Creatine will also make you retain water. For the most part this will happen within the muscles. This is a good thing as a hydrated muscles will grow much easier than a dehyrated one.
To load or not to load? For fast results, load. Take 5 grams 3 times per day. For slower results but less discomfort (and money spent) take 5 grams once per day each and every day.
30 days is a good creatine cycle length, but no harm will occur if take it for longer.
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