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Creatine

Administrator April 19, 2019

One of the most controversial topics in fitness and health and wellness is related to supplementation. Many would argue that supplements are unnecessary while others can’t imagine exercise without supplements.

We feel that a proper diet is most essential. However, in our experience, there are some supplements that can have such a positive effect on performance, so we like to use them. One such supplement is creatine.

Creatine can have a profound effect on strength and power. It can substantially increase strength and power in events that involve short bursts of heavy effort, specifically activities that are max effort for 20 seconds or less.

Why is creatine so effective for strength training? We, at Elitefitnessnow.com, believe that creatine is effective on its impact on the body’s phosphocreatine energy system. For maximum effort, in exercises lasting no more than 10-20 seconds, the body uses creatine phosphate for fuel. Creatine phosphate enables the body to rapidly produce ATP (muscles main fuel source) necessary for muscle contraction. It is our contention that the more creatine your muscles have, the more creatine phosphate your body can generate when you need a max strength or power effort.

Therefore, if creatine can make you stronger, you can train with heavier loads and receive greater impact from your training sessions.

While we love creatine, there are some potential side effects when taking creatine. The main side effects are listed below:

  • Muscle cramping
  • Gastrointestinal distress (i.e bloating, gas, diarrhea)
  • Water retention
  • Dehydration

Creatine is not for everyone, so obviously, ask your healthcare practitioner prior to taking creatine or any other supplements.

Elitefitnessnow.com provides online strength and conditioning programs. These programs provide the user programs similar to what a professional athlete would receive at a low monthly price.


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