Here’s a question I sure you’ve thought of: how to build muscle for skinny guys?
Well, whether you’re skinny not, you’d be mad not to add creatine your workout plan. It’s hard to believe, but when you ‘load’ with creatine you can add 7lbs + of muscle in a week.
And it’s totally natural.
I couldn’t believe it at first, but I read it in a very reputable book (Muscle Chow, by Gregg Avedon) which I recommend, by the way.
And sure enough, if you search on it, you get the same info. 7lbs in one week. So what is it?
Creatine is an amino acid. You find it in foods like beef, pork, salmon, cod, herring and tuna.
Trouble is, the amount of creatine in them is pretty small – which is a shame because creatine really helps you to build muscle.
Here’s how it works.
Over 90% of your body’s creatine is stored in the muscles. It’s stored there because it is key in giving your body a boost when it needs it (like on that last set…)
Your muscles need Adenosine Triphosphate (or ATP) to fuel them. But your muscles only have enough ATP on board for 6 seconds or so hard graph – then your body needs creatine to replenish the ATP.
This is why creatine gives you impressive growth. If fuels the ATP, which fuels your muscles, so you can squeeze out the last rep or that last set on the new heavier weight.
This means your muscles get well and truly shredded. And we know how your body deals with that: it makes them bigger so it doesn’t happen again.
It’s also why people report shorter recovery times with creatine.
Remember, it’s a natural supplement. Don’t get it confused with any of those evil steroids.