Anyone Tried This Method
By Paul Cribb:
"the traditional recommended dose regime for creatine supplementation can actually short-circuit the enormous potential gains that can be obtained from this supplement. In this article, I will detail a specific dosage strategy and cover the key points on how to use Micronized Creatine to obtain (dare I say it) drug-like gains in strength and muscle mass. But first, here is a quick refresher of the reasons why the traditional dosing patterns for creatine may actually be counter-productive to obtaining the best results from this supplement.
The traditional way of using creatine involves a 5 to 7 day loading phase of 20 to 25 grams a day followed by a daily maintenance dose of 2 to 5 grams of creatine per day. However, this basic “scatter-gun” approach might get the job done but probably destroys 70-80% of the potential gains that could be obtained. Here are some research-based reasons why athletes have to change the way they view creatine supplementation if they want the best effects possible.
Achieving a high concentration of creatine within muscle is essential to triggering a powerful anabolic effect at the cellular level. However, it is clear that the traditional dosage pattern fails to maintain high muscle creatine concentrations over a longer period of time (6 to 12 weeks).[1-3]
Excessive loading (the traditional way) may cause creatine saturation outside the cell that prevents effective muscle uptake for weeks or even months! 
A small maintenance dose is futile at maintaining high muscle creatine concentrations. Using a small dose after loading ensures that high muscle creatine concentrations disappear within 6 weeks!
Use Micronized Creatine for three days only. The daily dosage will range from 15-25 grams/day depending upon the size of the individual. Bodybuilders that are 180 pounds or heavier are advised to use the higher end of this scale (20 to 25 grams per day).
No creatine supplement is used for the next three days.
Perform step 1 followed by step 2 repeatedly to form a three days-on/three days-off cycling pattern
take a one week break from training. In the last three days of this rest week, commence your Micronized creatine cycling strategy."
So basically it’s 20-25g of creatine a day for 3 days, then 3 days off. Repeat, repeat, reapeat. Has anyone heard of or tried this method of creatine cycling?
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