Bill Roberts wrote:
It well might.
I’d be much more dubious – wouldn’t say it’s impossible but have more doubt – about whether it would enhance a wrestler’s long term performance to use it every training session.
But as for using it at select times to personally evaluate its use and to get the dose personally right, if suited for the user, and using for matches, being beneficial for that doesn’t seem unlikely to me at all.
Assuming it allows for higher levels of sustained performance, wouldn’t this result in a greater gains?
This is the notion that creatine works on–the ability to eek out the extra performance results in bigger mass and strength gains, right?[/quote]
No and no.
The first is an assumption that is not necessarily so. For example, if, as in the study, GH release is lessened as a result of a method that gets a little more endurance, will the cumulative result of training necessarily still be better?
And on creatine, no. The notion it works on is adding water weight to the muscles which for some people is a substantial amount with a result of weighing more and looking a little bigger. It has never been demonstrated so far as I know that using creatine results in better muscular growth whatsoever in any long term sense. It’s not why people do it. But at least there is no downside, such as reducing GH.