[quote=“centerfield2150”]I haven’t tried it, however it is incredibly tempting (about 5’11" and only 130 so I need weight/muscle)
I was talking to some upper classman at my school during fall ball and they were talking about creatine (I put my word in saying that the risk isn’t worth the results.) Only to find out that one of the best local stars is actively taking it. (He’s very good, gotten callbacks at minor league tryouts 1st basemen)
I was actually somewhat disappointed to find this out, because up until then, I had lots of respect.
I’m very mixed with my view kinda shifting. But I still think there’s some negative stuff so it’s not worth it. HARDWORK ALL THE WAY[/quote]
I dont really see the negative side effects of using creatine. Just make sure you drink lots of water so you dont cramp up. Also I dont see why you suffered from a loss of respect…
Supplementing with creatine allows more creatine to be used to “pump” up for muscles for intense lifting purposes, and replenish the creatine lost during the workout, so you muscle fibers can regenerate.
Creatine increases the production of ATP within the muscles, giving them more energy primarily used for quick and explosive movements. It is already naturally produced within the body, so it’s there when you do types of activities where ATP is used (like jumping). A typical Non athlete has sufficient amounts, but when the body requires more ATP, this is where supplementing with creatine comes in.
I would go so far as to say that putting creatine in a drink is better than eating 5 steaks.