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Streetman 07-24-2007 10:13 PM

Pre workout creatine?
 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez...p;dopt=citation

That's states that you'll see a 50 fold serum creatine concentration 2.5 hours after ingesting 20g's of creatine. One argument is that your muscles cannot absorb it. Another argument I've made is that having "free creatine" in your bloodstream while working out would efficiently replenish ATP, above ATP stored in muscles.

What am I missing? I'm about to start ingesting 20g's of creatine with breakfast 2.5 hours before I work out.

Fahsy 07-25-2007 12:28 AM

Re: Pre workout creatine?
 
I don't know that having elevated serum levels of creatine would be all that beneficial. I think once your muscles are saturated (and that should occur after some sort of loading phase) there is no point in taking excess creatine. I may be wrong on this, maybe Venom could back me up.

richnewton 07-25-2007 05:39 PM

Re: Pre workout creatine?
 
Your body needs to convert it to creatine-phosphate for it to have any use during working out. I'm thinking that, like Fahsy said, once your muscles are saturated theres no point taking anymore.


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