creatine

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31/12/2012 at 13:43

thinking of getting creatine will it help or is there something better.

31/12/2012 at 13:45
Why do you you think it would help? What ate you trying to achieve by using it?
cougie    pirate
31/12/2012 at 13:47
It's been discussed on here before. It's not for long distance running.
What will help is more Running. There are no magic shortcuts.
31/12/2012 at 13:49

just looking to get genrally fitter, something to give me more energy any help with the running. Just getting back in to running and have entered a few races early this year.

31/12/2012 at 14:21
Where do you get the idea that creatine will help with running?

I thought it was meant more for power based sports such as rugby and weight training.

As was said before the best way to get better at running is to do running.
31/12/2012 at 15:52

It will help you put on weight as t makes you retain water in the muscles and also help your power. Essential for those 100-200m sprints. If you want to run further than that, save your money.

01/01/2013 at 10:06

how about protein shakes? do they have any benefit after a long run?

i know its debatable,but if protein shakes help build muscle in the arms after using weights,wouldnt the same apply to the legs after running 10-15 miles?

01/01/2013 at 13:27

  Creatine won't help.

mark wilson 53 wrote (see)

how about protein shakes? do they have any benefit after a long run?

i know its debatable,but if protein shakes help build muscle in the arms after using weights,wouldnt the same apply to the legs after running 10-15 miles?

Nope.

 

Edited: 01/01/2013 at 13:27
01/01/2013 at 15:42

I have tried creatine partly because people say it retains water... this is a good thing surely? The runs I have done with creatine have been marginally better than without (10 mile to marathon distance) I would not say this is conclusive evidence that it works. I certainly did not feel any better or quicker and it is expensive stuff. I would agree with the comment above, that if you want to run better run more! Follow a recognised plan as best as you can; when you stop improving review your plan and/or consult a coach. My conclusion on creatine is that I suspect the money spent would have been better spent on coaching.....

My opinion on protein shakes is not far different; your body can only assimilate so much protein and a western diet is generally protein rich anyway....

Edited: 01/01/2013 at 15:48
02/01/2013 at 08:26

A bit more about creatine http://www.optimumnutrition4sport.com/?page_id=185 which backs up opinions expressed above.

seren nos    pirate
02/01/2013 at 08:57

after a long run you can't beat milk whisked with a banana and honey for the perfect cheap recovery drink

02/01/2013 at 10:48
Cheers guys got a half marathon in Preston on the 20th of this month so getting stuck in to training (without creatine).

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