Laura wrote:Great job on the Spartan Race, John! I was hoping you'd post about it. So, what were the obstacles?
John Rauch wrote:Side note: I'm not a big fan of loading creatine. It can cause bloating and cramps when taken at high levels and it really just isn't necessary. I stay on about 5g every workout day.
Laura wrote: I need to do more research into multivitamins; I stopped taking the one I was taking because I read in "The End of Illness" that multivites aren't necessary (if you eat a healthy, well-rounded diet) and could actually raise your risk of certain cancers, depending on the dosages of certain vitamins.
John Rauch wrote:Ryan: What kind of results are you looking for? Creatine isn't really the kind of thing that will make an immediate noticeable difference. It's more accumulative. Also, if you stay on for longer periods, you will eventually reach your maximum saturation anyway, so I never saw the need to waste the extra money loading just to get there faster.
Ryan wrote:I also read that if you drink a lot of caffeine, loading might help the initial creatine muscle saturation. And I do drink a lot of caffeine
John Rauch wrote:Because caffeine is a diuretic, it's kind of working against the purpose of creatine, which is basically to increase your muscles' capacity to hold fluid. However, people who take caffeine on a regular basis typically stop seeing diuretic effects.
John Rauch wrote:Speaking of the mental aspect of things and motivation, does anyone else use Fitocracy.com?
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