The new "my plate" is a significant change in giving us a direct image of what proportions we should have on our plates. Being a typical "meat and potatotes" type of guy I've had trouble making my vegetables be more than an afterthought. If they're going to take up half of my plate -- as they cetainly should -- I need to give the veggies better attention.
You guys got some ideas out there on how to shake up our "training table" to get more of our requirements from the regular foods we eat instead of depending so much on the supplements we make such a big deal over?View Thread
Hi 163802 -- thanks much for your info on creatine. Yes, I did go around the bend with you recently and perhaps was too insistent on what I said. But I do appreciate your thoughts on creatine use. This is a community of give and take and now it's my turn to take.
I have been taking creatine regularly both before and after morning weight room sessions (3 times a week) for some time and have been beginning to bulk up somewhat. But I have been thinking that possibly now that I've gained some momentum that it could be a good time to "cycle off" the creatine. In a couple weeks my supply will be used up. Instead of buying some more I'll save the money and see if I can't make similar progress without it. (After all, I'll still have the Androgel to be using which I believe does help with muscular growth). I'll come back and post in two months to let you know how I'm doing.
I've been working out with weights for a number of years and have heard different buzzes around the gyms I've attended about supplements to take. The one which seems to have some body of research to support its use is creatine but opinions are varied. I hear that some guys cycle on for a month then off again, either to give their bodies a jolt when they resume using it or to avoid side-effects by taking it all the time.
I've been taking 3 tablets before and 3 tablets after heavy work-outs. I seem to be having unexpected strength some days which is what the stuff is supposed to assist with. But I would appreciate some input here, both expert advice and descriptions from users. Thanks!View Thread