Wednesday, April 26, 2006

What are the benefits of creatine?

Creatine benefits you in 4 ways.

1. Increased energy
2. Cell volumization
3. Delayed lactic acid build up
4. Improved protein synthesis

FAQ

Q: How do the above 4 help me get bigger muscles?
A: 1. Increased energy leads to harder workouts, hence bigger muscles.
2. Cell volumization draws water into your muscle cells, and volume equals size.
3. Delayed lactic acid build up delays the "burn" in your muscles, allowing you to push yourself harder in training.
4. Protein is an essential amino acid used to repair muscles. Improved synthesis rates lead to better gains.

Q: I train for fitness, how would creatine help me?
A: We're not sure what sort of training you do when you "train for fitness", but we'll assume it's for endurance. Cell volumization and improved protein synthesis probably would not appeal to you, but increased energy and delayed lactic acid build up would mean that you can train longer and harder. (Regardless of whether it's for endurance, size or strength)

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