Does creatine work? My thoughts…
The other day one of my personal training clients came into my studio and asked me a question. Does creatine work?
My answer, it varies from person to person but it’s one of the few supplements out there that actually does work. It’s known in the trenches, and it’s been backed in scientific studies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3407788/
Having said that though I believe it to be majoring in the minors, and is a common mistake a lot of people make in the gym. If you walk into the locker room at a standard gym and talk to some of the guys you might think you need a degree in pharmaceuticals just to understand what they’re talking about. And yet many of these people come in day in and day out without making meaningful progress.
In fact, I once had a booth at a health fair held within a supplement store. More than one walked right past me in hopes of buying strength and muscle in a bottle. It might help them squeeze out a few more reps, but it pails in comparison to effective programming.
Because if there was a supplement that could transform a 1 rep max into a 10+ rep max within 12-16 weeks it would be illegal…or soon to be illegal. However, I’ve coached many of my personal training clients to do that… drug-free.
You can see it for yourself on my personal training success stories page.
So in my opinion, don’t waste your time on supplements until your training program has been optimized to get the best out of you. If you want my help I offer a free trial. Just text me at 973 476 5328 and introduce yourself to get started. If you can’t afford it, that’s fine. At least let me teach you something and maybe point out some books you can read to help you out.
Eric Moss is a personal trainer in Boonton and moonlights as a world-record-holding modern-day professional performing strongman, author, and motivational speaker. In the tradition of the strongmen more common during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, associations, nonprofits, and government entities as well as for schools and universities. His personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville, Butler, and Parsippany New Jersey.