When you lift weight, there are some processes that take place in muscles that allow you to do more repetitions.I will try to keep it as simple as possible so everyone will able to understand the work of creatine in body. Let see what the process is, Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP,( 1 Adenosine + 3 Phosphate ) available in muscles gives away energy to cause contraction in muscles, when contraction in muscle happens, you are able to lift weight. Hence energy is utilized. Unfortunately, muscle do not have enough ATP to support muscle contraction for more than few seconds, therefore after being used, ATP turns into ADP (1 Adenosine + 2 Phosphate) but the need is of 3 phosphate. So ADP go to cell where creatine phosphate is stored and adds 1 phosphate to ADP once again making it ATP, so now ATP is ready to be use for giving energy. Creatine supplements provides body with phosphate to performs high intensity interval training. Creatine contain phosphate which get located to muscles cells for being use and you are capable of doing extra repetition or sets causing more muscle hypertrophy. Creatine is also naturally available in body. Non veg food are natural resources of creatine. People involve in high intensity weight training prefer this supplements for progress.
Creatine supplements are generally taken in cycles. Creatine are taken pre or post workout but I will publish on how and when to take creatine as well as other supplement in my coming post. Taking creatine will ensure that you muscles are having adequate storage of energy allowing to lift maximum weights for maximum reps on each set. For a person who’s goals is gaining muscle must make sure that his sport nutrition program has creatine.