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No, but for people who try to move serious weight (meaning weights you can only move 3-8 times) two or three times/week (or do regular HIIT), creatine can be helpful to get you moving a bit more and thus stressing your muscles more than you might have the energy for otherwise. No stress, no effect. I use it, when I remember to take it. It might have a placebo effect on me too.
For real muscle magic, steroids and maybe GH. Do not touch that stuff though, friends. It is bad juju.
Amusingly, the only other supplement the Greysteel doctor recommends is coffee. Without a cup at 4:30 in the morning, there is no way I could get my head into effort.
Here's the Greysteel doc on Creatine. Good basic energy physiology. The stuff works like a little battery.
Don't know if Dr. Sullivan mentions it but just be prepared for your doctor to suspect kidney problems when your blood work shows elevated creatinine levels. Of course there is no real issue, it's just what creatine does.
> For real muscle magic, steroids and maybe GH. Do not touch that stuff though, friends. It is bad juju.
It's like anything else, if you do it right it's going to be fine. The problem people have with it is that you have to use the right steroids and you have to cycle them.
Only on the "down" cycle you will lose some (not all) of the gains you made on the way up, and those taking it without adult supervision don't like that, so they keep going.
If you're working out "hard" four or more days a week you may also want to consider something like Curcumin (usually sold as "Tumeric Curcumin" to mitigate some of the inflammation.
William O. B'Livion
After a certain age you should have your testosterone levels checked to make sure you’re in the normal range. If not get the every other week replacement. Without it working out is a less fulfilling-your gains won’t be optimized