Originally Posted by lydiageorge
Creatine supplementation has been shown to improve athletic performance and muscle mass in short high-intensity work-outs and have no effect in endurance activities. Anybody who is weight training and hoping to put on muscle needs to eat a diet that is high in protein. However, it can be extremely difficult to get an adequate amount of protein for muscle growth from diet alone.
That is correct. Creatine is oriented towards body building rather than endurance type activities. I tried doing NO-Xplode before training JJ and I would start of great, but 30 minutes into class I would be spent. I think it actually makes your endurance shorter due to the "Peak" type performance.
I use it every day prior to working out. I swear by it. Incredible gains.
And for the person that said "Creatine isnt good for your body".. Well, you body produces Creatine Naturally for muscle building and recovery. By supplimenting Creatine you are INCREASING your NATURAL Creatine levels, allowing for quicker recovery, better strength gains.. ETC.. If you take Creatine for an extended period of time, your body will stop producing its natural Creatine. That is why Creatine Suppliers recommend "cycling" on and off of Creatine. Just to ensure your body continues to produce natural occurring Creatine.
It is one of the better (legal) Bodybuilding suppliments out there, other than Protein.