creatine and caffeine

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  1. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    ok, i know what it says if you google the shit....but that dont mean nothing....so

    for anyone that really knows, does it negate the creatine if you take it in coffee or with caffeine based drinks such as colas, energy drinks.....

    specifically the coffee one, does the coffee fuck up the creatine if you mix em?
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  2. LiveFromThe781

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    can i ask why you would mix them in the first place?

    caffiene is a stimulant that aids in energy taken pre-workout

    and creatine is taken post-workout

    if youre one of those people taking creatine both pre & post workout, you dont need to do that.
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  3. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    i just...i like coffee lol....i drink it all the time

    is there anything wrong with puttin creatine in my coffee?
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  4. Steve Schade

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    I see absolutely no reason why the caffeine would interfere with the creatine and vice versa. I've never heard of anyone taking special precaution to avoid mixing them.

    And Live, a lot of people take creatine pre and post. Probably because of the increase in ATP production.
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  5. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    also, are BCAA's gonna give me any noticeable differences when i work out for mass? Ive heard i dont need to take BCAA's......

    i used to take em...but stopped because i heard it was useless for what im working towards....
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  6. LiveFromThe781

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    what are you working towards? (just to be clear, although i have some idea)

    ive heard taking them throughout the day, especially pre/post workout and before bed can be useful although with things like BCAA's its really hard to notice the difference always.

    if you can afford it then go ahead because it definately is better to take them than not to. otherwise key times = pre/post workout and before bed.

    correct me if im wrong, but its my understanding that BCAAs are more for muscle loss prevention/fuel rather than having direct effect in muscle building.
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  7. Steve Schade

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    BCAA's improve protein synthesis, increase anbolism and combat catabolic states, etc etc. So yes, definitely good for mass. There are a lot of guys megadosing BCAAs at around 30-40g pre/peri/post workout. Others use 10g pre workout.

    Personally, I use 10g right before I workout and another 5g(from my scoop of ON whey) post workout.

    Fuck any pills though, waste of money. Buy bulk powder BCAAs.
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  8. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    i was takin it for the muscle loss thingy-majigger.....untill i got this new protein that says its got all the amino acids in it from A-V in each serving so thats a bonus i guess...so i have this half bottle of powder BCAA's and prolly will just chuck it
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  9. Steve Schade

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    You're going to "chuck" powder BCAAs? Why on earth would you do that? #1. They're expensive. #2. They're highly effective.
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  10. LiveFromThe781

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    chuck em to me dude.
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  11. Steve Schade

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    Yeah no kidding, that's what I was going to say : ) lol
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  12. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    is there anything wrong with creatine and glutamine mixed?
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  13. Steve Schade

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  14. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    is creatine safe enough to take for long periods of time or should you do a six-week cycle(6-on 6-off)?

    i originally heard 6-8 week cycle years ago....
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  15. Steve Schade

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    It's safe to use creatine for long periods, lot of guys use it all year round.

    If you're that worried though you could cycle off every couple months for 2-3 weeks.
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  16. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    does it make your willy shrink?

    i heard that one too
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  17. Steve Schade

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    LoL

    You're not serious, are you?
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  18. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    yeah i am, i heard that shit....

    i figure if it were true nobody would take it, but you never know
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  19. Steve Schade

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    No, it's not true. There is no substance in the world that will shrink the penis.
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