Whey protein and creatine


#1

I have whey protein along with creatine. They are the same brand and are supposed to be used together.

My question is, if you work out 5 days a week, is it safe to be using both supplements all those days after a workout? If so, how should you take them, mixed or in two separate drinks?


#2

From my experiences with both products, Creatine is pre-workout where as the Whey Protein is post work out. Although when I did use Creatine, I got bigger quick, but once I was off of it, I shrunk down somewhat. I have been told Creatine just puts a lot of water weight in your muscles, not sure if it is true or not though. Preferably, I would just use the protein as a post workout supplement along with a balanced diet. That is what I have done and found to get the most satisfying results.


#3

Your muscles grow faster when they are filled with water. Creatine floods your muscles with water and allows them to grow faster. I think you should take creatine with protein to maximize results since protein repairs and helps rebuild your muscles. Creatine should also be cycled on and off so you don’t plateau.


#4

If it is supposed to be used on and off, how many days should I use it a week?