Is Creatine One Of The Best Weight Loss Tips You've Never Heard Of?

By Russ Howe

Despite being one of the most researched supplements in the bodybuilding industry, creatine is a product which still causes a mountain of confusion. One of those areas of confusion is the weight loss benefits it holds within it's power. Due to the large reputation it has as a muscle building product, most exercise fans are totally unaware that using this product is also one of the top weight loss tips the fitness industry has to offer.

As far as fat loss goes in general, this supplement is often overlooked in favor of thermogenic pills which claim to speed up the metabolism and help the body to shed more blubber. [

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The theories on why it would be good for fat loss were recently confirmed in detailed scientific studies. To see why this occurred, you must first understand what this product does. Unlike thermogenic fat burners and energy pills, it's a naturally occurring substance. Your body produces it in small amounts and uses it for short bouts of explosive activity. Think along the lines of lifting a heavy weight or performing an explosive jump. The problem is, however, your body only has the ability to produce very small amounts of it.

It first hit the spotlight during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where many coaches with sprinting athletes on their books began using it in their diets in the build up to the games. Their reasoning for this was that it would increase their explosive ability over a short distance, making it perfect for 100m sprinters. Their reasoning turned out to be correct, with many record times being logged and countless scientific studies going on to confirm it's effectiveness and safety. Bodybuilders began using it shortly afterwards, realizing that it would enable them to lift slightly heavier weights due to the increase in explosive strength it provided. It's reputation as a quality muscle building product was then cemented.

So don't make the mistake of presuming that you'll pile on extra muscle mass just because you use this product. You will not. It's what you do with the extra explosive power that counts. If your current training routine is geared around fat loss program then this will only enhance your results further.

When it comes to the multiple fat loss benefits it holds, you have to look at more recent times. Studies recently showed us that the more lean tissue our body holds, the more effective the body is at metabolizing fat for fuel both inside and outside of the gym.

It was also shown to force excess water directly from the body into muscle cells, causing a harder, lean look in our major muscle groups.

Creatine is an often misunderstood supplement, with too much emphasis being placed on it's use within bodybuilding and athletics and not enough light being shone on it as a fat loss product. However, it remains one of the best weight loss tips for anyone looking to sculpt a leaner, more toned physique.

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