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Cycling Creatine the First Time?


#1

I heard for the first time from someone that you are suppose to cycle creatine two weeks on two weeks off. Is that true?


#2

no

Gerdy


#3

4 weeks on 4 weeks off.


#4

There’s no need to cycle creatine at all. You can take it continuously, it’s been reported that it’s actually better for you.


#5

Padilla7921 is right. There is no need to cycle creatine.

Gerdy


#6

unless your that broke that you cant afford $12 creatine, then never cycle off


#7

[quote]All2ez wrote:
unless your that broke that you cant afford $12 creatine, then never cycle off[/quote]

Me personally I use a 6 weeks on / 1 month off cycle with no loading…I find that when I stop for a month and go back on I get better results. But I guess everyone is different…also what kind of creatine are you using? I find that Mono works and is the cheapest but causes me to have water retention. Try Creatine Ethyl Ester work just like Mono without the water retention for me.


#8

so if you do not cycle on creatine, how much should one take?


#9

[quote]berkdog wrote:
so if you do not cycle on creatine, how much should one take?[/quote]

Personally, I load for the first week (or two, I really feel like it) by taking 10g a day (5g in morning, 5g PWO). After that, 5g PWO continuously. Then, if I feel like it again, I’ll do another week of loading about a month and a half later. I prefer loading every now and then, but some don’t.

There’s nothing WRONG with cycling creatine, but you don’t HAVE to do it.


#10

[quote]Padilla7921 wrote:
berkdog wrote:
so if you do not cycle on creatine, how much should one take?

Personally, I load for the first week (or two, I really feel like it) by taking 10g a day (5g in morning, 5g PWO). After that, 5g PWO continuously. Then, if I feel like it again, I’ll do another week of loading about a month and a half later. I prefer loading every now and then, but some don’t.

There’s nothing WRONG with cycling creatine, but you don’t HAVE to do it.[/quote]

Agreed. Although the more muscle you have the more creatine you should use. I personally load with 15-20g and then maintain with 10g or so pwo. I’m 6’ 205 around 5%bf

Gerdy