The best part of your workout isn’t your first few reps, it’s the last few reps. Think about it, those last few reps are what is finishing off the muscle. Even further than that, the last few sets are the most important. That is when you are most fatigued and do the most damage. Extra reps may be the difference between you needed for the results you want.
So what if you could manage to get out an extra 1-3 reps? Wouldn’t that be great, almost game changing. Well now you can! Pure Creatine Monohydrate is your barebones, basic creatine. When we say pure, we mean PURE. Nothing but creatine monohydrate, no extra fluff or extra unnecessary stuff. Creatine works by converting into something called ATP, this is facilitated by an enzyme called creatine phosphokinase. ATP is the what the body actually uses for energy. The important part of this is that it is one enzyme away from energy, so it is super quick!
The body has a small storage of creatine in the form of creatine phosphate, which is creatine + phosphagen. It is actually this form in which the enzyme creatine phospokinase will work with. ATP in the body also does not have a large amount of storage. Under normal circumstances between your ATP and Creatine Phosphate stores you have about 6-10 seconds of energy. That is why when you run full speed you progressively slow down as you run through ATP and the body is unable to keep up with the energy demand. This is also why you start to get fatigued after your doing enough reps on the very first set, when lactic acid is not yet a factor. It is with loading creatine that allows you the energy for those extra few reps.
It is important to understand that creatine monohydrate is not the type of supplement with immediate effects. It is a supplement that must be ‘loaded’, so you have to go through what is called a loading phase. This is typically where you would increase the dosage to 20g-25g daily for 5-7 days. This is typically broke up into 4-5 5g dosages. It is imperative that you break it up in some way shape or form as anything over 10g in one sitting can lead to gastrointestinal distress(diarrhea). After the loading phase you would reduce the dose back down to 3-5g daily. Pure Creatine Monohydrate has provided 60 days worth to help accomodate the loading phase!
This is because with a typical diet you typically are running around 60%-80% full or ‘saturated’ in your creatine stores. So you first need to fill it, then increase it. Creatine is stored within the muscle, this space is referred to as intramuscular creatine stores. Also creatine by itself cannot work until it is bonded with phosphagen. Starting from the digestive system and being in the form of creatine monohydrate means it is not in the right form for use and not even in the right location.