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Green Tea is a troll, but as some may be interested in the effects of creatine...some studies suggest a possible 3% rise in sustainable power even for endurance athletes...unfortunately usually accompanied by a 3% gain in weight. I suppose for some type of races this may be worthwhile. Note not the 10% gain in sustainable power from blood boosters.
 

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Supplements like San V12 need banning earlier, rather than later.

Unfortunately blood boosters do very little in buffering lactic acid, hence power output & would do very little for guys like Cancellara in Roubaix. Cancellara didn't go away from other riders due to increased VO2 Max or red blood cell count.
 
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i race cat3 i take creatine bcaas arginine glutamine and other aminos and supplements they do help and i notice a difference when using or not using them. creatine has its benefits even for endurance athletes contrary to the general opinion amongst cyclists. the water gain happens mainly with creatine monohydrate there are better forms which do not cause this the other aminos help as well. there are products that combine a number of substances and there helpful for me no-xplode etc.. these products help with training and recovery no doubt. that said to say blood doping epo hgh and other peds are useless comparatively is simply a *** statement not based in reality. it is also clear that you dont have a very good understanding of creatine epo or anything else for that matter.
 
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Green Tea said:
If I was Cancellara, I would choose creatine everytime as I found EPO to do nothing to buffer the lactic acid.

I mean, if a rider has the ability to buffer there latic acid more efficiently, doesn't that relate to better outputs?. Again, if VO2 wasn't the limiting factor to Cancellara's win in Roubaix, then creatine wins again.

Its strange why WADA would allow it?.
Being superior.

I don't believe Armstrong, Cancellara, Evans etc ever "doped".

But I believe there stunning performances could come via consuming creatine. Seems more plausible to me.

I think this sort of post is so traumatically idiotic, it begs a ban.

Seriously? Creatine?

Clearly, you've got the skills and resources to find the internet, find cyclingnews.com... So how is it you have not applied those resources to find out the what/how/why/when's of creatine?

troll much?
 
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Green Tea said:
Supplements like San V12 need banning earlier, rather than later.

Unfortunately blood boosters do very little in buffering lactic acid, hence power output & would do very little for guys like Cancellara in Roubaix. Cancellara didn't go away from other riders due to increased VO2 Max or red blood cell count.

It is not one single item/component that sets a rider apart. Rather, it is a systemic approach to increasing performance. To state, singly, that increased VO2 Max or red blood cell count allows a rider to ride away, only further illustrates your lack of focus on the issue, or your attempt to narrow it to one cause or substance... Americans call it "keeping an eye on the ball".

Imagine, all things equal, a few riders who have all products at their disposal, and have taken measures to maximize their effectiveness for their physiology. Now, consider that these same riders all are within a fraction of each other in terms of watts/kg, max watts, AT, VO2, etc...all the way down to mitochondrial development and glycogenic efficiency...

With me? Ok, now, what is not being factored? The space between the ears.

Sure, someone will always be the strongest climber, sprinter, TT'r, and someone will always be able to go one more than another but often it comes down to the mental aspect, and to me this includes pain barriers, that determines who can/will win.

Stop looking for "it" on the shelf of a pharmacy or nutritional shoppe. All of them have those at their disposal. What you cannot "buy" is instinct, determination paired with pain, and overall toughness. Those are not for purchase.

Please stop with you neo-naiveté (green?) re all "advanced techniques" in cycling. Get past that, as it is prevalent and the baseline has already been reset. Now, it gets back to mentality and how the mind is wired.
 
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He's both. Also: creatine is a waste of $$ for racing cyclists.

Agree.

And, as it is, creatine does nothing much for the extreme endurance nature of races like P-R, Amstel, or really anything past about a 30 minute public race.
 
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Big GMaC said:
Porsche 912? Nice.

My boyhood dream car. Simply exquisite.

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Green Tea said:
Some of you guys are funny to me.

One of the reasons Lance Armstrong has been so great, fast & powerful is due to "his low levels" of lactic acid build-up during a race over other riders & his ability to achieve 110 RPM. FACT.

I really do hope they ban & make a stand against creatine sometime soon. When lactic is buffered like this, riders can find a perfect blend it results in massive power outputs at any point during a stage/race. Riders can simply go with one max effort & maintain it (buffer). Again, since EPO would do nothing for burning lactic, the increase in output wouldn't be so considerable.

Seeing Cancellara in Mendriso. His thighs were huge, they were loaded with something. EPO wouldn't have that effect on building thighs like that. Creatine blends are getting more & more advanced.

I just cannot understand why the UCI allow it. The advanced rider with the advanced blends are just going to keep riding away. Where seeing greater outputs now due to the supplements on offer that the UCI & WADA allow.
Do you own a creatine shop or something? And do you have access to any intelligence enhancing drugs you could start taking?
 
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Supplements like San V12 need banning earlier, rather than later.

Unfortunately blood boosters do very little in buffering lactic acid, hence power output & would do very little for guys like Cancellara in Roubaix. Cancellara didn't go away from other riders due to increased VO2 Max or red blood cell count.

I still can't tell if you are just trolling, just clueless or as some suggested, both. Therefore, I'm going to be lazy and give you this chart; notice the lack of 'lactic acid':

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Big GMaC said:
is that yours?

I think Hugh has to post his now :)

(I know this has gone off topic, but its not like the topic was worth discussing.)

Nope, not mine. When I went to grab an image, this one captured my mind's eye perfectly: Autumn day, rural cottage, and the thought of a spirited jaunt to the countryside for a long weekend of pub hopping and many pints of the black stuff. Ah, the simple pleasures of life!
 
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is that yours?

I think Hugh has to post his now :)

(I know this has gone off topic, but its not like the topic was worth discussing.)

OK you asked for it. OT, but if anybody has a problem with that I'm sure they will tell me where to put it.:D
Besides as GMaC points out this thread has already gone to hell anyway.
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Help can somebody tell me how to resize pictures from tinypic? I only know how to settle for whatever I get.
 

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Green Tea is a troll, but as some may be interested in the effects of creatine...some studies suggest a possible 3% rise in sustainable power even for endurance athletes...unfortunately usually accompanied by a 3% gain in weight. I suppose for some type of races this may be worthwhile. Note not the 10% gain in sustainable power from blood boosters.

It maybe the case that people taking creatine were doing strength training. Therefore the increase in power came from doing squats rather than the creatine itself.

Creatine makes me a bit headachy. It also tastes horrible in a protein shake.
 

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BroDeal said:

Are you saying you agree with the OP that creatine is the secret choice of all the pros? Even the apparent study on it was probably just the benefits of power training in my view. You disagree with me?
 
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With me? Ok, now, what is not being factored? The space between the ears.

The cool thing about the mental game is that placebos can have a non-trivial effect. If Green Tea actually believes creatine helps buffer the lactic acid, he may in fact "feel" less pain and be able to push higher power. Pretty sure that wouldn't work for pros who are already pushing their mental boundaries, but for us mortals, ignorance is bliss :p
 

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Just find it strange how Cancellara is able to ride away, when hes not foolish enough to even contemplate doping illegal substances???. Same with Armstrongs Tour victories post '99, which incidentally, got faster & faster & faster as the years rolled on, the blood tests kept coming, negative, negative... LeMond was putting it down to illegal doping!. No Greg, NEGATIVE does actually mean just that, negative. ie Not cheating. ***.

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OUCH.

Lets start banning the drugs that really matter.

You don't think guys supplementing this over riders that aren't wouldn't have an advantage??...

Take a walk.


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Multi-Million $ companies talking BS?, Because they really do love being sued.

Post #1.

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I just find it strange as to why WADA would allow a synthetic substance to be allowed that has the superior quality over drugs most commonly used by cyclists that would otherwise get them banned.
 
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Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster.

May I just begin with the comment "ahhhh first year biochemistry, burn out my eyes". I would then like to point out how creatine works.

I have the feeling that Green Tea is either increadibly dim, but more likely a troll. Have you ever noticed the consistent overuse of question marks my trolls???????
I mean, I just dont understand, what is with that?????? Of course we all know that lance will never test positive right?????????

Anyway, creatine works in the body by acting as an intermediate for direct phosphorylation of glucose to ATP. In short, its amazing for short bursts of energy. If you go to the gym to get big man boobs, then it will help you squeeze out one or two more reps in a set.
For an elite cyclist, it will give you an amazing energy boost.... for about seven seconds as you roll gently off the start line.

Blood boosters are great for lactic buffering. Of course they dont act dirrectly on the cori cycle etc, but they provide more oxygen to the tissues, so you can push harder before your legs even begin to produce lactic acid through anaerobic metabolism.

Hope I wasnt pointing out the obvious to anyone. If you want legit PED's try hitting some echinacea and iron supplements :)
 
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Brooks Fahey Baldwin said:
I have the feeling that Green Tea is either increadibly dim, but more likely a troll.

you left out option 3... sales rep for Creatine.

however due to his total lack of understanding how EPO aids performance, and his mashing of the english language, i think this link is appropriate