Body Building | Creatine

i here a lot about creatine but i hear a lot is myths( maybe just a sales picthc)
Such as testicle shrinkage or if u stop taking it u lose muscle.
A lot of rumors are out there
what r the real pro's and cons of creatine
also how about creatine monohydrate?
NOTE: im 16 and work out chest abs and bicep on minday wednsday friday
and back shoulders tricep on tuesdays and thursday!)


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1 Posts
4/26/2010 9:37:36 AM
My son wanted to start taking creatine. As a mother, I researched Teens and Creatine. It is NOT recommended for teens under the age of 18 years old to take creatine (even though it is naturally found in the body). In short, your body is STILL developing. You should do NOTHING to interfere with that process.

Personal Trainer
6/29/2009 7:59:38 AM
We have just posted a great new article on creatine foods

1 Posts
5/4/2009 8:07:25 AM
1. creatine monohydrate if not taken within 10 min of mixing turns to creatinine which is a poison that your kidneys cant break down and it just adds a ton of water.

2. if you take it take kre-akalyn which just builds muscle mass, i take cellucor m5 extreme and gained 30lbs of muscle in one cycle.

5 Posts
8/30/2008 10:27:07 PM
Creatine does not make your testicles shrink. lol. If so your testicles would already have shrunk. It is a natural body compound. Trust me, I've been taking it for a while now and have had no problems in any of the areas you're describing. I've cycled off of it and lost no muscle at all. As long as you keep up a steady work out you'll be fine. I would like to help you with your workout though.

Here's something to consider:

Sunday: Biceps/Triceps
Monday: Shoulders/Neck
Tuesday: Back/Abs
Wednesday: Legs
Thursday: Swimming
Friday: Chest
Saturday: Interval Training

You can also take a couple days off a week if you need to. I work out 7 days a week though. Make sure that you do cardio each day to help your muscles warm up. Don't over exert yourself. Eat plenty of protein and if you wanna try creatine go ahead. Be careful though because at your age supplements are always something to be wary about. They could damage the growth process.

8/20/2008 7:59:08 PM
Chest, abs, bicep and tricep?

Are you paraplegic or is this a joke?

Squats? Deadlifts?

7/26/2007 2:25:47 PM
As far as testical shrinkage goes, LMAO.
This can occur with hormonal steroids, which is what i think started the same symptoms for creatine usage.

7/26/2007 2:22:16 PM
Do not mix it with gatorade.
I am a chemist, and gatorade is one of THE MOST ACIDIC beverages out there.
I would use something cheaper thats less acidic such as grape juice.
I just put the creatine on the back of my tongue and wash it down, but you gotta be a champ to do that. It tastes terrible.

Myfit Expert
63 Posts
9/25/2003 11:56:09 AM
well, i wouldn't pair chest/tri and back/bi together just because your bis and tris are going to be tired after all that pulling and benching. Thus, in my opinion, you won't be able to hit the bicep/tricep exercises hard enough. Why dont you try chest/bis, next day legs, next day rest, next day shoulders/abs, next day back/tri, and next 2 days rest.

9/23/2003 1:09:40 PM
HMM all i could do chest tricep and abs then do back and bi's and work out legs on wendsday .... u tell me

Myfit Expert
63 Posts
9/21/2003 9:06:05 PM
hello, I'm back
About creatine, I think it is very useful if you are trying to hit the gym harder for a period of time, but that's just me because i'm a cheap bastage.
Also, I wanted to comment on your routine, it seem that you work out some muscles every single day...ummm..when you work out chest (prolly bench press) you also workout your delts(shoulders) and triceps. When you do back you work your biceps also. Thus, youre working out bis and tris every single day. Not good...Try to remake your routine having at least 24 hours rest for each muscle, and post it here.

Personal Trainer
9/17/2003 11:53:03 AM
Dear Guest,

Part of the benefits of creatine is the ability to have more creatine phosphate as an energy source. If you take caffeine (a diuretic) it will help facilitate the loss from what you are trying to do. However, I dont think it is enough to make a big difference. PT

9/17/2003 8:05:36 AM
is it true you can't have caffeine if you're taking creatine as it cancels the effects of the creatine?


9/16/2003 9:18:50 PM
Yea you don’t need to spend all that money on Celltech or the EAS stuff all it is is juice save your money and just get creatine monohydrate.

Personal Trainer
9/12/2003 5:07:53 PM
It has been shown that taking creatine with sugar can help facilate the effects of creatine.

That is the idea with celltech and other sugar/creatine mixtures.

9/12/2003 2:18:36 PM
THANX A LOT! tat was very helpful
however i still have one question
are they sayin tat its good to drink creatine wit gatorade ????

Personal Trainer
9/11/2003 7:48:15 AM
Please read this article about creatine. It should help you understand everything you need to know about it:

Thanks, PT

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