Hey what’s up guys, Sean Nalewanyj, EliteImpactLabs and in this tutorial I’m going to cover the topic of creatine and fat loss and whether or not creatine should be used as part of your fat burning supplement plan. So the short answer here is yes. Creatine monohydrate should be a staple in your overall supplement plan whether your goal is to add overall mass or if you’re aiming to reduce your body fat level. Any time you aim to lose body fat, you have to create a calorie deficit by burning more calories than you consume and that deficit is what.
Stimulates your body to release stored fat for fuel. And your central goal during a cutting phase is to maximize body fat losses while minimizing muscle losses. You work extremely hard for every ounce of muscle that you build, and you want to protect as much of that mass as possible while you focus on losing body fat. And this is why intense weight training is equally as important during a cutting phase as it is during a mass building phase. You need that intense weight training because you need to stimulate your muscles in order.
To encourage your body to hold on to its lean mass despite being in a net energy deficit. Now this is where creatine supplementation ultimately comes into play. Creatine’s main effects are on increasing strength, power and overall performance at the gym and it accomplishes this by increasing the efficiency of your body’s usage of ATP, which is the primary energy molecule that is used during short, explosive activities like weight training. So by continuing to supplement with creatine during your fat loss phase, you basically maximize your performance in the gym and this helps you to maintain your strength which.
Creatine While Cutting
In turn helps you to spare a higher percentage of your overall lean muscle tissue. And since muscle is also metabolically active and burns calories all on its own, this also translates to a greater amount of total body fat burned. So the dosage for creatine monohydrate is exactly the same whether you’re aiming to build muscle or lose fat. You just want to take about 3 to 5 grams of high quality monohydrate powder daily in order to keep the muscle tissue continually saturated throughout your cutting phase. Now some people do raise concerns about.
The potential of creatine to have sort of a bloating effect. They’re afraid it’s going to cause their muscles to take on a softer and less defined appearance but this is really nothing more than an outdated myth and creatine does not cause any form of bloating. The creatine does cause additional water retention, but that water retention is intracellular and not subcutaneous. In other words, creatine drives water directly inside the muscle cell but it doesn’t deposit any of it underneath your skin. So if anything, creatine will actually end up increasing your overall muscle definition and hardness rather than causing the so called.
Creatine bloat like most people falsely believe. So yeah, creatine should definitely be supplemented with during a fat loss phase because it allows you to maintain strength and maximize your performance in the gym and this forces your body to spare a higher percentage of your muscle tissue as you lose fat, which improves your overall appearance and also slightly increases your resting metabolic rate as well. For even better effects, I would recommend that you mix your 3 to 5 grams of creatine monohydrate with about 3 grams of betaalanine.
Just like creatine, betaalanine also increases muscular strength and endurance but it accomplishes this through a separate pathway and creatine and betaalanine have synergistic effects when they’re used together so 3 to 5 grams of creatine monohydrate combined with 3 grams of betaalanine is the basic combination that I would recommend whether your goal is to build muscle or to lose fat. And if you do want to check out a very high quality creatine, betaalanine based formula, you can check out our MuscleAmp formula over on EliteImpactLabs which I’ll link in the description box below. So I hope you found the information in this.
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