This might be a stupid question. But i was wondering how creatine affects fat loss. Would i see improvements in fat loss because of the extra energy i had while excercising? Or would water retention hide some of fat i was losing? I am looking to lose about 12lbs of fat while maintanig muscle mass.
I have taken creatine before when bulking and it helped with muscle gain extremely well. Any input would be appreciated.
Not that I have any facts to back it up… but I agree with your reasoning. More work capacity, if you use it, would equal more fat burning. I could be totally wrong, but I dont’ think creatine increases subcutaneous water.
I know I’ve personally hit 4.7% bodyfat while on creatine.[/quote]
I agree that, if anything, it’s a tool while losing fat. I do think that it increases subcutaneous water. But that doesn’t mean its use should be discontinued except for perhaps the last 2-3 weeks before something you want to be very lean for. I also use it when dieting.