Davey Wavey’s Second Week With Creatine.

After 2 weeks of creatine, I haven't experienced any dramatic changes.

Yesterday marked the end of my 2nd week using creatine. Last week, I shared some information about creatine and spoke about my experience. Just to recap, creatine is a popular supplement that aids in muscle function. It’s not a steroid, and it is legal in professional sports and the Olympics.

Creatine may be a good fit for people:

  • Between the ages of 18 – 60 and who
  • Are looking to increase muscle mass or improve strength and who
  • Exercise regularly with free weights and/or machines and who
  • Have no kidney concerns, issues with the liver or diabetes.

People who use creatine generally make use of cycles called loading. In periods lasting 5 – 7 days, creatine users alternate between low doses of creatine (1 teaspoon or 5 grams) and higher doses (as much as 4 teaspoons or 20 grams).

For my first week, I consumed 5 grams of creatine powder per day. I wanted to start slow to get a better handle on the effects it might cause. This past week marked my first cycle of loading with 15 grams per day.

To be honest, I don’t feel very different.

Creatine flushes the muscles with water, and most people experience a substantial water weight gain when first starting out. I have noticed that I’m more thirsty than normal… but my weight gain – so far – has been only about 3 pounds. It’s worth noting that the gain caused by creatine isn’t fat, it’s just additional water in your muscles.

I have felt slightly more powerful at the gym. Of course, psychological factors are hugely influential, and it’s possible that the creatine is causing something of a placebo effect. Regardless, I was able to progress to higher weights with some exercises, and/or perform an extra rep or two in a few instances. I was expecting dramatic changes with creatine, but for me, it appears to be more of a minor boost. Like the effect you’d get working out after a good night’s sleep.

Of course, it could be because I’m a meat eater. Meat is rich with creatine, and so the bodies of meat eaters are usually already accustomed to higher creatine levels. Vegetarians and vegans usually experience more substantial results while using creatine.

Nonetheless, it’s only been two weeks! And I’ll continue my creatine experiment for at least another two weeks. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

In the meantime, feel free to ask questions in the comments below!

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Comments

  1. Everlasting says:

    I really hope you’re doing this “experiment” while your BF is out of town.
    Let’s just say creatine and diarrhea go hand in hand πŸ˜€

  2. Even if after two weeks you didn’t notice any difference… I’m sure 90% of your readers would still die for your body (uh, I’m 1..). So pretty.

  3. I was told by a friend that used to use Creatine that it can make your genitals smaller and also cause serious diarrhea and nausea.

    Don’t know if that’s the case for everyone.

    • But Davey’s genitals are nothing to worry about as you can see from the picture πŸ˜€

  4. Exactly right Davey. As I said in my comment to part 1, for young people like you, relatively speaking lol, your bodies make sufficient creatine on their own. You are just creating more expensive urine.

  5. Derek, creatine kinase is not a testosterone (‘steroid’). It will have no impact on the size of your boys.

    Charley is right: younger people make more creatine, so the impact of supplements will be less pronounced.

    Davey, that picture inspired me! Next time wear white briefs so we can check out your vpl!

  6. Adam Jon says:

    As a vegetarian, if this is found in meat, then where is it created from? Just curious.

  7. Totally irrelivent, but what brand is the underwear you have on???? I want some!!!

  8. You idiot, you’d need to consume nearly 40 kg of beef to get only 5g of creatine! Your body is in no way desensitized to supplemented creatine if you are accustomed to a high red meat diet. What a quack.

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