Posted on December 02 2017
The RevUp team want's to keep customers coming back, and to do so, we know we need to offer more products, and don't worry, we are! As we move into 2018, we want to focus on multiple new products, including protein, BCAAs, and our topic of discussion in this post . . . creatine.
Creatine is an essential amino acid found in many protein-rich foods, and can be taken in higher supplemental doses to help boost performance. Creatine aids in the production of ATP, your body's main energy source for short, intense activities, and also helps to buffer lactic acid. To begin with, take creatine before your workouts for two months, then take a month off it. At the end of this month, you will notice a slight drop in strength and energy levels, which is perfectly normal, but is also a good signal to start taking it again, according to Charles Poliquin, renowned strength coach and owner of the Poliquin Performance Center for elite athletes.
Creatine For The Lift
Creatine phosphate (creatines high energy molecule form, stored within cells) is used to supply the type 11b muscle fibers (fast-twitch high-glycolytic; the ones that get largest in size) with immediate energy, ensuring these muscles do not prematurely fatigue.
This strengthens muscular contraction of these fibers, and helps the athlete to pump out more reps, sprint at a faster rate, or engage more forcefully in whatever sport or type of exercise they take part in. Supplementing with creatine allows the muscles to store more of this high-energy molecule to provide greater gains in strength and muscle.
Creatine For Recovery
Creatine allows you to train at a higher frequency, which means quicker and more significant muscular gains. The more frequent you are able to stimulate a muscle, the faster it will grow. Since creatine helps increase the recovery rate of the muscle cells, you may not require as much total rest time in between workouts.
So, if you are someone who commonly takes a few days off between workouts, creatine may allow you to cut this down to just a single day between workouts.