|Advanced Creatine Cycling
you're not making the gains you want on creatine, give this
advanced cycle a try.
Many people find that after a few weeks, the
gains they make on creatine monohydrate begin to taper off or even
disappear altogether. There's an increasing belief among hardcore
trainers that cycling creatine intake may help one experience
continued progress with this proven supplement.
Here's a typical creatine cycle you might try adding to your
week 1: load (20 g / day)
week 2-4 : maintenance (10 g /
week 5: load (20 g / day)
week 6-8: OFF
You're basically "on" for 5 weeks (higher than average doses),
then "off" completely for 3 weeks. This seems to work well and can
help give you continual progress with creatine supplementation.
Of course, another important factor is what type of creatine
you're using. I never made great gains with creatine until I
switched to a creatine formula as opposed to just mixing the powder
In particular, AST's Creatine HSC has really worked well for me.
Other people see good results with EAS's Phosphagen HP and MET-Rx's Micronized Creatine. And at 10 grams creatine per dose,
MuscleTech's Cell-Tech is very popular.
With creatine it's best to avoid generic powders (the cheap
stuff), as its purity is often in question and it doesn't seem to
work nearly as well as the quality formulas on the market.
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