Creatine

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by stu_TAtech, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. Quick question -

    I have to go for my initial medical this Sunday. I've been taking Creatine for a few weeks just to help out with my general strength & resistance training before my recruit selection.

    Does the Army have any problems with people taking Creatine?? :?
     
  2. No but it might show a slightly irregular urine test so you are asked to declare it in your 'meeting' with the doctor.
     
  3. Cheers mate, thats a relief! :D
     
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    My bold - exactly! :D
     
  5. Glad to have helped, just a note - not sure about other sup's but tourine also shows so might want to tell them that aswell.
     
  6. Creatine = food. It is found in high quantities in fish and red meet.

    Overated as a supplement.

    I wouldn't tell them, its not illegal, its just food. Same with taurine, its an acid that is in bile in the body, why would you mention it to a doctor?
     
  7. Worth noting, I have heard stories of some doctors making a huge great fuss of creatine and that its harmful on your liver. Its garbage.
     
  8. yeh food but shows up irregular or something in your urine test, saw the doc was struggling to look tru my files and doing alot of 'hmmm' and 'haaa'ing. Heard on MT bout it before so told him anyway and was very understanding, just said it was fine at the moment but would not need it in basic.
     
  9. I wasnt really taking it to bulk up or anything, just to improve strength. My upper body strength was, quite frankly, shite.
     
  10. most CDT briefs that have been given state they are not fussed about creatine, viagra (!), diet supplements etc so wouldnt worry too much
     
  11. I'd like to see the look on the doc's face if you fired a load of viagra down your neck before going in....

    Esp on the "cough," test lol.

    8O
     
  12. I didnt mind tht as much as the 'Naked duck waddle' followed by 'The Glove'...
     
  13. Imagine if the doc was female:

    "lm sorry thats never happened to me before..."

    wouldnt be the first time shes heard that line haha
     
  14. I don't recall 'The Glove' - is that a man thing? :?
     
  15. 'gloves' for a woman thing l think?