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Supplementation


#1

I was just wondering what your thoughts were on cycling creatine or a test booster while on your program and if it would have any benefit. If not are there any supplements you would recommend?


#2

You don't need to cycle creatine monohydrate and you can forget about test boosters entirely.


#3

I've read the creatine loses its effect after about 6 weeks. What's wrong with the test boosters?


#4

Unless the booster is injected it won't do anything


#5

It doesn't. It builds up in your system just like beta alanine. Just use it and forget the fancy new versions of creatine, loading phases etc. Just take 5g a day and yer golden.

As for test boosters... Actually working ones are pharmaceuticals which are illegal in most countries. The only way a dietary supplement could actually affect your test levels is a situation where you are severely lacking certain nutrients in your diet and you get those through supplements.


#6
  • 5-10 grams creatine monohydrate daily
  • Scoop or two of BCAAs during training or, if you can, use Plazma because I hear it's amazing and I'd use it if shipping to Australia wasn't so GD pricey
  • a decent diet is more important than anything
  • maybe some protein powder as an in case supplement or when you're in a rush.