I used to do the "standard" method/doseage of creatine.
You know the 20g a day for 5-7 days then 5g a day therafter for maintence.
But then I read an artciel from Ian King. He talked about a guy who recommend taking:
wk1: 5-10g a day
wk2: 10-20g a day
wk3: 20-30g a day
wk4: 30-40g a day
wk5: 30-40g a day
wk6: 20-30g a day
wk7: 10-20g a day
wk8: 5-10g a day
Do you see a pattern?
I got MUCH better results with this method!!!!
How is 20g a day initially a loading phase? That seems like just a shit load of creatine initially. I see no loading. Loading should be increased in small-medium amounts. By taking 20g a day when you have not taken any creatine just prior this is an overkill. Your setting yourself up for "GI"! By increasing the dose over a weeks times, you are loading. And I ? this too--> If you load with 20g a day, how is 5g a day maintence?
Not here to reply or support my rationale to my technique that I have learned from Ian. Just sharing the fruits of his knowledge. Think about it though.
I believe Ian talks about this somewhere in Get Buffed I and in Ask the Master. He also has an e-book about creatine and supplements.