There are a lot of misconceptions within the supplement industry today that breed’s confusion and ultimately leaves consumers misinformed. Chances are, you probably have already come across one of those ads trying to sell the next big miracle supplement that is going to change the fitness industry. You know, the one that promises you will “burn fat while gaining incredible strength and increasing muscle mass without making a single lifestyle change.” Do yourself a favor, avoid those supplements and resist the urge to “act now” even after they cast out a “but wait, there’s more.” If it sounds to good to be true, well… you know the rest. Out of all the supplements out there today that are actually beneficial, I believe that CREATINE is one of them. By the end of this article, I am hoping you gain a better understanding of what CREATINE is and how this supplement can benefit you.
CREATINE is a fuel source for the energy system that your muscles rely on during training, also known as ATP.
So you may be wondering: what exactly is creatine? CREATINE is a fuel source for the energy system that your muscles rely on during training, also known as ATP. There are countless benefits to incorporating creatine into your daily supplement stack. CREATINE increases overall training performance, speeds up recovery time in between workouts, increases muscle volumization (fullness of the muscle) and is actually one of the most affordable supplements on the market today. Especially considering it is one of the few supplements that has been proven to work by providing real results.
I am sure many of you have seen the overwhelming amount of different brands and blends of creatine supplements available. Through my research I have discovered that CREATINE Monohydrate is the only creatine option fitness studies consistently supported and recommended based on data analysis comparisons. Personally, I have tried various creatine forms or blends and truly believe that CREATINE Monohydrate has always provided me with the most results. Despite being proven to produce the most results, CREATINE Monohydrate is usually the most inexpensive form.
If you decide to start using creatine, don’t forget to look on the bottle about a “loading” phase. The loading phase is supposed to help increase the rate in which the muscles become saturated. A standard loading phase might be about 20g or creatine per day for five days. After the five-day period, you would only need to take a maintenance dose of 2-5g (always debatable). I personally have never used loading phase because it is not a necessary step in order to experience supplemental results. In theory, the loading phase is intended to enhance the saturation process. I prefer to just start with 5g of CREATINE a day initially instead of doing a loading phase because I have not found the proposed loading phase to be beneficial for me. A common mistake I see with a lot of people who supplement with creatine for the first time is thinking they only need to take CREATINE on training days. I do not believe that this is the best route to take. You will want to take the maintenance dose everyday, regardless if it is a training day or rest day.
CREATINE is one of the few supplements out there that I truly recommend and believe can help increase overall training performance. I’m not promising that you will add 100lbs to your bench overnight, but instead will help provide better results in your training. If you are using creatine currently, I encourage you to make sure you are using it properly. To those of you who might be on the fence, rest assured my friends, creatine has been one of the most extensively studied supplements over the past few decades. It is safe, inexpensive, and really does work. I mean, what else can you ask for in a supplement?
Collin is a strength and performance coach with numerous athletes ranging from competitive powerlifters to athletes. His best meet lifts: 589S, 435B, 711D. Use code "WSP20" during checkout to receive 20% off your order. To learn more about Collin click here!
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