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thinking of getting creatine will it help or is there something better.
just looking to get genrally fitter, something to give me more energy any help with the running. Just getting back in to running and have entered a few races early this year.
It will help you put on weight as t makes you retain water in the muscles and also help your power. Essential for those 100-200m sprints. If you want to run further than that, save your money.
how about protein shakes? do they have any benefit after a long run?
i know its debatable,but if protein shakes help build muscle in the arms after using weights,wouldnt the same apply to the legs after running 10-15 miles?
Creatine won't help.
mark wilson 53 wrote (see)
how about protein shakes? do they have any benefit after a long run? i know its debatable,but if protein shakes help build muscle in the arms after using weights,wouldnt the same apply to the legs after running 10-15 miles?
I have tried creatine partly because people say it retains water... this is a good thing surely? The runs I have done with creatine have been marginally better than without (10 mile to marathon distance) I would not say this is conclusive evidence that it works. I certainly did not feel any better or quicker and it is expensive stuff. I would agree with the comment above, that if you want to run better run more! Follow a recognised plan as best as you can; when you stop improving review your plan and/or consult a coach. My conclusion on creatine is that I suspect the money spent would have been better spent on coaching.....
My opinion on protein shakes is not far different; your body can only assimilate so much protein and a western diet is generally protein rich anyway....
A bit more about creatine http://www.optimumnutrition4sport.com/?page_id=185 which backs up opinions expressed above.
after a long run you can't beat milk whisked with a banana and honey for the perfect cheap recovery drink