This is solely subjective and is from my experience.
I am a very lean person, about 6-8% body-fat. (20 yrs, 6'0", 155lbs., goal=160. recently an endurance athlete convert to weights.) I cycled for my college team and road alot the last 2 years. I have lifted on an off for 2 years, but 7 months strong.
i bought the stack, but switched the nocturnal out for the Cr5. I am about to finish a month cycle. It is the first time that i invested that much in supplements. I paid $180. Besides protein shakes and eating like a horse, i took creatine once prior but not properly and inconsistantly. I bought it as extra motivation to spend more time in the gym, and it worked. I feel pumped and i have noticed about 10-15 lb. increase on my bench, squat, deadlift and my other core exercises. I am pushing out more reps than i could perform before. There is also a sense of greater concentration when it comes down to performing weights that i have never touched.
Contrary to regular creatine, which is known to simply "blow" you up with water weight and leave a bloated look, I dont want that, i want to look cut and slim. It is a known fact that individual response to creatine varies from person to person. Some people will respond better than others. I think i am in between the two. I have never got the bloated look but rather i developed a muscular, tone look.
I vary my sets and reps from week to week in order to keep my muscle guessing. Try this for an extra charge in the weight room, follow these steps: I perform this before almost every gym session. I stretch by entire body, concentration on my lower half. Then i warm up with some basketball for about 5-10 minutes. I then throw in some lunges from baseline to baseline, then wighted jump-rope for 1min intervals. Some days I will throw in a set of 10 jump-ups to a 2 foot box. I do these until 3 sets of each have been done. It takes about 20-30 minutes. It allows me to get my entire body warmed up and ready to destroy my muscles with weights. Obviously due to the warm-up that i do, my time in the gym in limited to 30-45 minutes, which allows me adequate time to get done what must get done.
I am a believer in stretching properly not just before but also after i tear my muscles to shreads. After training, it is then time to eat anything the i see. Eating should be the 1st priority to any individual who desires muscle/weight gain.
This is a bunch of random information that i felt like sharing. Mainly because i have also been searching for testomonials on these products and have found very few. I am down with chatting on this topic in the future.....
post edited by toedebusch - 2007/07/01 11:08:29