Re: How to use creatine properly?
Yes, the loading cycle of three days on and three days off is not workout dependent. Meaning, wherever the three days fall (as it will change week to week) you take it. Whether it is on a workout day or not.
Creatine is extremely hydrophilic, meaning it draws water to itself. When you take creatine you should always take it with at least 12 oz of water, if you are taking it in conjunction with protein and glutamine (which is good) then you should be consuming at least 18 oz of water with it.
One of the greatest benefits of creatine is its ability to pull more water into muscles cells which is very beneficial to anabolism (muscle growth). If you dont take it with (or daily drink) enough water you will limit the benefits of creatine.
Last edited by MaxOT26; 11-21-2006 at 08:15 AM.