Creatine Select™ formula is designed to prevent premature muscle fatigue caused by two by-products of energy metabolism known to scientists as "H+" and "Pi". Acting in combination, these incomprehensibly small substances begin reducing the force, shortening velocity and power of your muscles (the most common signs of muscle fatigue during high-intensity exercise) the moment you leave the starting block of your first set. And they don’t leave you alone until you finish your last.
Premature muscle fatigue does more than impair your performance. It also affects the gains you realize or fail to realize in the hours and days that follow your workout. Consider the 265-pound bench press described above. To lift a load this heavy, your chest muscles must generate so much force that they actually squeeze their own blood vessels shut, much like a vice applied to a garden hose. This means that as you raise and lower the barbell they are essentially holding their breath. When the set comes to an end they "gasp" for air: The blood vessels open up (vasodilation) even wider than usual so as to allow oxygen-carrying blood to rush in. This is known as "reactive hyperemia". Over the course of multiple sets it causes your muscles and the blood vessels supplying them to become pumped with blood. And we all know how strongly the pump is connected with gains.
The longer your muscles lift the same load while "holding their breath", the more intense will be the reactive hyperemic response at the end of the set, and the more gains in muscle mass, strength and power you can potentially stimulate. If you can lift an even heavier load, then that’s even better. This is why protecting yourself from premature muscle fatigue is so important if you want to improve your physique and performance as quickly as absolutely possible.
Defense against Premature Muscle Fatigue
- Supplement Facts:
- Container Size: 500g
- Serving Size: 1 Scoop
- Servings Per Container: 41
- Amount Per Serving:
- Creatine Monohydrate 5g
- Penta-Saccharide 5g
- Maltodextrin (delivery system)
- Potassium Phosphate 700mg
- Sodium Phosphate 300mg
- Other Ingredients: Natural Orange Flavor, Annatto (for color), Neotame sweetener
Creatine Select™ helps defend your muscles against H+, Pi and other potential causes of premature muscle fatigue. With these substances out of the way, your muscles are able to generate more force and sustaining higher shortening velocities and power outputs. In turn, this encourages more intense reactive hyperemic responses following every set and otherwise enhances your ability to stimulate gains in muscle mass, strength and power, every single time you workout.
A human workout partner pulls up on the barbell during a set to help you squeeze out an additional 1 or 2 reps ("forced reps"). In so doing, he or she actually lightens the load. This is no different than if you pulled weight off the barbell yourself before resuming the set ("drop set"). Creatine Select™, in contrast, contains ingredients that have been proven to help you lift the same load for longer (more reps), or an even heavier one. This is an important distinction, one that gives you the potential to stimulate even greater gains in muscle mass, strength and power in less time. How does Creatine Select™ accomplish this?
Still the most studied, bioavailable and proven form of creatine in the world
To combat the double threat of H+ and Pi, Creatine Select™ begins by sending the most studied, bioavailable (near 100%) and proven form of creatine in the world, CrH2O, into your muscles. Despite marketing claims to the contrary, CrH2O is still the most effective form of creatine studied to date. Spillane et al. (2009) relate:
"Numerous creatine formulations have been developed recently... A comparison of creatine monohydrate [CrH2O], creatine with dextrose, and effervescent creatine showed added benefit when dextrose is combined with creatine, but no additional benefits of effervescent creatine compared to [CrH2O]. Another study combined creatine with magnesium and showed no additional performance benefits compared to [CrH2O]. Additionally, creatine solubilized in liquid was ineffective at increasing creatine retention compared to [CrH2O]."