I’m Trying out Creatine Monohydrate for an Extended Period of Time

I recently bought some creatine monohydrate to give me that extra edge in the gym, so that I can get in more reps because it makes more energy available, so that I can recover faster and get bigger quicker than I would without using this supplement.

Side note: Last time I used supplements some of my less informed friends accussed me of using drugs, treating creatine as if it were a steroid. What they failed to understand is that creatine is legal first of all and that is is available in common everyday foods in small amounts and what I was doing was just increasing the amount of creatine in my system. Thats why these things are called supplements because they “supplement” what we don’t get enough of in our diets.

Now getting back to me taking creatine monohydrate, I have used creatine monohydrate before in its powder form of course and I have used creatine ethyl ester in pill form which is supposedly absorbed 4 times more than normal powder form creatine monohydrate. Having used both I decided to write a comparison post, you can check that out here.

Trying creatine for 3 months

I bought 3 months worth of micronised creatine monohydrate so that I could try it for an extended period of time this time around. I bought the powder form of creatine because its more affordable and judging from the last time I used the ethyl ester, it was no different than the powdered creatine but cost more than double the price.

The last two times I used creatine I used the two creatine products for a month each, the first time I used the creatine monohydrate was in september 2011 I think then the second time was around december of 2012, so it has been well over a year without me using any supplementation.

after taking creatine for a month
This is how I looked after using creatine monohydrate for a month, the previous month  which was august I was still looking skinny, I only gained a couple of kilo’s but the way I looked changed.

After taking creatine X4 for a month
This is what I looked like after taking creatine ethyl ester for a month 

I never really paid much attention to it but looking back at the times I was using creatine I seemed to gain muscle and burn fat at the same time as I was not gaining a lot of weight but the way I looked was changing slightly which might be because I gaining muscle and replacing fat with muscle.

I am documenting my progress on an Arnold type split, check that out if you have not and I will add the creatine monohydrate into the variables now. I will write an update maybe a month from now so stay tuned guys.

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