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Why Cyclists Should Take Creatine

Date:02-06-2013 15:50:04 read:3
Category:Sports-->Fitness

Power to the pedaler.

It’s more than a pure strength builder: Creatine can help you ride harder for longer, finds a new study in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

After downing 20 grams of creatine monohydrate a day for 6 days, men pedaled with more power and were more able to stave off fatigue then they could pre-creatine.

Creatine may reduce your levels of lactate while also boosting your body’s ability to process it, so you can perform at a higher level, says study author Jonathan Oliver, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., of Texas A&M University.

So rev up your ride: For 5 days, load up on 5 grams of creatine monohydrate four times a day, and then reduce your daily doses to 2 to 5 grams, suggests Oliver. Want more inside knowledge on the misunderstood muscle-builder? Check out The Truth About Creatine.

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