Richard Uzelac Adds Creatine
Richard Uzelac adds Creatine powder to his daily regime.
Creatine has been around for over 40 years. In my twenties, I started taking both, but stopped taking them after my first bodybuilding and power-lifting competitions in my thirties. Creatine was making me retain water and I needed to cut weight for both competitions to compete well. In bodybuilding I needed to be shredded on stage. For power-lifting, I needed to cut down to the 181 lbs class. After the competitions, I stopped taking Creatine. Well, that was a mistake because both have helped me greatly in just two months!
It was a great move to add Creatine to my daily regime. Creatine has been around for over 40 years. In my twenties, I started taking both, but stopped taking them after my first bodybuilding and power-lifting competitions in my thirties. Creatine was making me retain water and I needed to cut weight for both competitions to compete well. In bodybuilding I needed to be shredded on stage. For power-lifting, I needed to cut down to the 181 lbs class. After the competitions, I stopped taking Creatine. Well, that was a mistake because both have helped me greatly in just two months!
Disclaimer: I’m not a Creatine Doctor
“Always check with your doctor before adding supplements to your diet and working out. I don’t do that, but you should.”Richard Uzelac
Creatine: The Wonder Supplement
Funny how 25 years give you perspective! It was so cheap and legal back then and now that I think many just ignore it. That’s a mistake.
Creatine is a natural source of energy created in body. Creatine feeds your muscles, especially during heavy workouts and training. Adding Creating to your body just gives you more energy for your muscles and your workouts, promoting more muscle growth and strength.
I’m too Sexy for My Creatine
As men age, their usable Testosterone goes down. Less testosterone means less muscle strength and libido. Adding Creatine has show to help maintain or increase muscle, strength and libido and stamina. The other supplements I’m taking also mostly add to Testosterone too! Who doesn’t want that?
Does this Creatine Look Fat on Me?
Richard Uzelac adds Creatine and five pounds of weight to Water retention is a common side effect of taking Creatine. Water is retained in your muscles due to the added Creatine in your body, (the body creates it’s own creatine each day, about one gram of it.) So, yes, you look a little ‘thicker’ when you are using Creatine. I added about four pounds of retained water or 2% of my body weight after a month of Creatine. If you stop taking creatine, the extra water weight drains way in a couple of weeks. I personally like the look because my muscles look bigger and I’m lean enough to not look fat. It’s only 4 lbs. and I’m stronger and have increased stamina, so it is fine with me.
Adding Creatine: Cycling and Dosage
From my research you do NOT need to cycle creatine. Cycling is taking a supplement for a specified period, then slowly reducing the amount, usually over a week or two. You then stay off for a few weeks, then going back on the supplement. Again, this is not necessary from what I’ve read with Creatine. So get off that cycling baby.
The suggested amount of Creatine per day is three to five grams. I personally take three grams per day in a protein/vegetable drink I sip over the first half of my day. Some say you can take up to ten grams but I prefer smaller doses o supplements. Three grams is giving me great results so I don’t need more. Maybe it’s because I’m so manly?? Haha.
Results: 20% Increase in Strength and Stamina by adding Creatine to My Regime
Bench Press: 3 Reps at 225 lbs., improved to 3 Reps at 275 lbs.
Pull-ups: 26 pull-ups to 32 pull-ups in a row.
I’m taking additional supplements and then added Creatine and BCAA’s (more on that later). It is the combination of these that have resulted in the improvements above, but adding Creatine really had a big part of it.
Other results include faster recovery, less pain in my body and the aforementioned increase in weight. I track faster recovery by seeing if I can consistently maintain my amount of weights or increase them over three same body part workouts. It usually takes me 10 days to hit a body part three time. Pain in the body is easy to track. I notice less pain the next morning and a bit of jump in my step after taking these supplements over two months. The increase in weight is part water retention and part muscle growth. Don’t forget that by working out you will gain muscle and your weight will tend to go up. Muscle weighs a lot more per volume than fat. You can actually look leaner with more muscle and weigh more than if you were puffy or fat and weigh less.
Conclusion: Creatine 5 Stars!
Love this stuff. It tastes pretty bad but in my morning drink with vegetables and protein powder, it’s fine. The results speak for themselves. So, I’m still 100% on the Richard Uzelac Supplement Regime. It works folks. Several people have told me they are now following my regime and are getting great results. Maybe I should monetize this soon, huh?
Happy Lifting and Be Your Beast!