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Creatine Strength Loss


#1

Besides the obvious muscle shrinkage, does anyone notice overall STRENGTH loss? I am currently on creatine, and havent stopped using it(besides cycling)

Anyone notice a significant drop in their routines weight mass and or rep counts?


#2

You get weaker and smaller on creatine??
Are you taking it right and drinking alot and I mean alot of water like 1 gallon a day?
That's what I drink when I'm on creatine
it works great


#3

No!

But, I find that I make dyslexic observations and ask ridiculous questions.


#4

When you started taking creatine, did you also stop eating?

-Dan


#5

Or do you mean do you shrink and lose strength when you stop creatine?

If that is your question, you may drop a few pounds and lose a little 'swell' do to
shedding some water.
As far as strength goes, I've never lost the poundages I can handle, but I might lose some reps, especially if I am doing many sets.


#6

Losing strength from stopping creatine useage doesnt make sense. It doesnt make sense because creatine doesnt make you stronger in the first place.

Placebo.