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rafa84
12-24-10, 7:41 pm
im 6'2 and weight 232lbs.... im trying to build some muscle and cut fat from my gut at the same time...i weight lift 4-5 times a week and also try to run 2 miles 3 times a week for my cardio...i have a decent diet since ive already lost 33 pounds in 5months...so i was wondering if i can take creatine to help me build some muscle but will taking creatine slow me down on losing fat? because im trying to go down to 205-210lbs
if so what creatine do you recommend? by the way im currently taking isopure protein and animalpak multivitamin
thanks in advance for you help

BarbellManiac
12-24-10, 8:42 pm
It should be fine, creatine basically creates extra ATP in the muscle, so your strength increases as well as water is retained in the muscle causing better hypertrophy. It should be totally fine so take it. No it won't slow you down when cutting fat, many people take it during a cut.

P.S- Just a tip, Don't mention other companies on the Forvm.

Carrnage
12-24-10, 9:43 pm
im 6'2 and weight 232lbs.... im trying to build some muscle and cut fat from my gut at the same time...i weight lift 4-5 times a week and also try to run 2 miles 3 times a week for my cardio...i have a decent diet since ive already lost 33 pounds in 5months...so i was wondering if i can take creatine to help me build some muscle but will taking creatine slow me down on losing fat? because im trying to go down to 205-210lbs
if so what creatine do you recommend? by the way im currently taking isopure protein and animalpak multivitamin
thanks in advance for you help

Ill sum it up for you in english....

creatine will add water to your muscles to give you a slight strength increase and a slight but noticable size increase in your muscles, it has nothing to do with fat or getting fat

Sinister_TES
12-25-10, 1:16 pm
P.S- Just a tip, Don't mention other companies on the Forvm.

A little off topic, but if animalpak wants to present this forum as a honest and true source for information, brand name should not come into play at all, or else advertisement and product becomes its main concern and all information from here can be considered invalid due to busineess bius...just sayin

BarbellManiac
12-25-10, 1:41 pm
A little off topic, but if animalpak wants to present this forum as a honest and true source for information, brand name should not come into play at all, or else advertisement and product becomes its main concern and all information from here can be considered invalid due to busineess bius...just sayin


Rule 9) Conflicts of Interest...
"The Forvm is a forum run by the brothers at Animalpak.com, a website dedicated to all things Animal. Animal is more than a lifestyle... It is a way of life, a relentless pursuit of iron. Yet Animal also represents a line of supplements--a solid fucking one at that. So understand that the "Packs" section will be devoted exclusively to Animal supplements. Now if you wanna talk about other supplements in general, post in the "Supplements 101" sub-section. But like we said before, this is a forum run by Animal. So we do not want to see the promotion of our competitors or their products. You can talk about supplements generally (creatine, whey protein, NO products), but not by specific name. We don't want this community filled up with reps or shills for other companies promoting their wares. At the same time, we will not condone the bashing of other companies, stores, or anything related to this industry. There will be no condescension, no talking down or berating. Treat all members with the utmost respect. Do not undermine the Animal brand, the marketing that supports it or sabotage directly or indirectly any business enterprises related to Universal Nutrition."

The thing is I don't make the rules, the Corporate does, best follow them, plus this site is one of the best bodybuilding forums available. You can ask a question without getting bashed and all the Animal Athletes are very friendly. The guys give honest opinion, if the product isn't right for you, they won't recommend it, because they don't just want to make money, they also want customer satisfaction, they want to help out any animal brother out there wanting help.

Sinister_TES
12-25-10, 6:24 pm
Rule 9) Conflicts of Interest...
"The Forvm is a forum run by the brothers at Animalpak.com, a website dedicated to all things Animal. Animal is more than a lifestyle... It is a way of life, a relentless pursuit of iron. Yet Animal also represents a line of supplements--a solid fucking one at that. So understand that the "Packs" section will be devoted exclusively to Animal supplements. Now if you wanna talk about other supplements in general, post in the "Supplements 101" sub-section. But like we said before, this is a forum run by Animal. So we do not want to see the promotion of our competitors or their products. You can talk about supplements generally (creatine, whey protein, NO products), but not by specific name. We don't want this community filled up with reps or shills for other companies promoting their wares. At the same time, we will not condone the bashing of other companies, stores, or anything related to this industry. There will be no condescension, no talking down or berating. Treat all members with the utmost respect. Do not undermine the Animal brand, the marketing that supports it or sabotage directly or indirectly any business enterprises related to Universal Nutrition."

The thing is I don't make the rules, the Corporate does, best follow them, plus this site is one of the best bodybuilding forums available. You can ask a question without getting bashed and all the Animal Athletes are very friendly. The guys give honest opinion, if the product isn't right for you, they won't recommend it, because they don't just want to make money, they also want customer satisfaction, they want to help out any animal brother out there wanting help.

This may be their rules, but I believe if someone mentions a product name, that should not be a big deal. That can't be taken as promotion of other products. Supplements area huge part of bodybuilding and If brand names are not to be mentioned then discussion about different brands cannot be taken place, and brand differance is huge in regaurds to quallity and results. I do agree that this is one of the better boards, but I have read through some of the threads and I tend to see alot of unexperianced teens offering advice and being influenced by what someone with a higher number of posts say. I belong to another forum, the name will not be revealed with respect to animalpak, but inexperianced people are discouraged from even posting advice, and to not take advice until they do the research for themselves. A many number of times I see someone post a routine and immediatley after someone says they are going to drop their routine for this new one. In my mind some bashing is needed to keep inexperianced trainess, including myself, in line.

BarbellManiac
12-26-10, 11:05 am
We all have our own methods to teach others and I respect yours, but mentioning other companies will most likely cause a chain of link sharing about the product's website and information causing Animal to decrease sales since other products will be a primary focus. Theoretically speaking, there are many other products out there that is in the same line of Animal and might even be a better product, but what that will do is bring fame to other products. You can still talk about the names of supplements, just not companies, It's basically the same thing. Either saying BCAAs or (Company Name). Comparing on the other hand is something you can't do here, for that maybe you can head to M.D forums. As for the advice issue, I've seen people give advice with 3 posts and some with 6000. We all have equal respect here, as to whether the advice is right or wrong, that we can discuss and sort out easily. Some people do make mistakes copying routines, but the fact is that this game is all about trial and error. They fail, they get back, re-analyze and go back. This time they may succeed with their goals or fail and repeat cycle again. The best way to make someone learn something is to make them do it and see how their body reacts to it, whether the routine is retardedly stupid or greatly designed.

Jzepp
12-26-10, 9:39 pm
Without asking for names of certain creatines then...are any types of creatine better than others as of right now? You have creatine monoydrate, creatine malate, CEE, Kre alkayline creatine. From what i have read CEE and Kre alkayline havevnt really been proven in studies to be any better than monohydrate. I have use creatine monoydrate for a long time now but recently started a creatine with magnesium creatine chalate and all it does it make you have bad diarrhea. Are there any other creatines out right now that are the best to take?

Punishir
12-26-10, 11:05 pm
Is there a creatine that doesnt retain as much water. I think someone called it a dry creatine, I think its supposed to allow you to hold more muscle mass than water. Can someone shed some light on this. Thx

dannynb
12-27-10, 12:34 am
im 6'2 and weight 232lbs.... im trying to build some muscle and cut fat from my gut at the same time...i weight lift 4-5 times a week and also try to run 2 miles 3 times a week for my cardio...i have a decent diet since ive already lost 33 pounds in 5months...so i was wondering if i can take creatine to help me build some muscle but will taking creatine slow me down on losing fat? because im trying to go down to 205-210lbs
if so what creatine do you recommend? by the way im currently taking isopure protein and animalpak multivitamin
thanks in advance for you help

Plain and simple, creatine will not hinder your goal in fat loss, rather might help it.


Without asking for names of certain creatines then...are any types of creatine better than others as of right now? You have creatine monoydrate, creatine malate, CEE, Kre alkayline creatine. From what i have read CEE and Kre alkayline havevnt really been proven in studies to be any better than monohydrate. I have use creatine monoydrate for a long time now but recently started a creatine with magnesium creatine chalate and all it does it make you have bad diarrhea. Are there any other creatines out right now that are the best to take?

Personally I prefer and recommend to all my clients good old fashioned creatine monohydrate. But with that being said everyone responds differently to the many different forms of creatine, so experiment and see which one you respond to the best,

Jzepp
12-27-10, 2:12 am
I love good old fashioned create monodydrate. I am just woried about this creatine turning into creatiine..which is suppose to be bad. Does anybody know any information about this and this different forms of creatine?