nismoZtuner wrote:I thought about using Creatine but what I have been reading is that once I give it up that I will drop in strength(is it true?)- One of my friends that sometimes goes to the gym with me is using Creatine from Optimum Nutrition and he says that all he noticed is that he can push more weight but he doesnt want to use protein- "it hurts my pride" yet he uses Creatine . Well... I want to go from 178 up to 190 and just maintain- look build. still need to shed some mid section fat..
The guy who I asked to make suggestions is 5'7 and weights 193 looks like a pit bull hahah- I`m 6'2. He tells me "dude you're tall, once you get build you're going to be looking nice, while i`m on the short side- I would give up some of this muscle **flexes** to be your height"
Edit- The guy doesnt uses creatine- tell me only FOOD, little protein and more FOOD! and is in the gym every single day.. 7PM-10PM
Well, creatine should give you a good pump to be able to push more in the gym which will result in strength gains. But yes it's not something that should be sustained for a long time. Diet is 70-80% of it especially if you're a hard gainer/ectomorph. You'll have to eat cleanly and a lot (this might be the hardest part) Maintaining a physique that is outside of your body's natural equilibrium does mean you have to be consistent with a good diet and workout regimen.
Ex. The guy you spoke to who is 5' 7" at 193: That's great for him to have gained if he's happy with where he's at. But if he stops working out and doesn't maintain a clean diet, within a short time, much of his muscle mass will be signalled to turn into fat. Unless you're a body builder, gaining or losing so far outside your body's homeostasis leads to volatility and from what I've seen, many pitfalls.