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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    you can't really lose weight just with exercise anyway, if your diet is bad you will still have a thick layer of lard over the muscle. the muscles just makes it easier.
    I need the extra calorie burning of more muscle mass. I try to eat well but my lifestyle is pretty sedentary. I tried walking and stationary bike but that just bored me and did nothing for my weight. I can stand to do 15 or 20 minutes of weights a couple of times a week, but peddling for 30 minutes 3 times a week is torture physically and mentally.

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    I really don't like being in the gym, so I lift in my basement. Sometimes I will also "exercise with the kids," which is basically me doing either pushups with them on my back or squats with them in my arms. It's amazing how fast that will wipe me out. I figure it's good bonding time (they have a blast), and if I do it consistently I have a built-in system of gains.

    If I'm not doing it with the kids then I focus on the big stuff: deadlifts, bench press and barbell row (I typically alternate these two on the same day), and squats.
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    Creatine is awful for your liver.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I need the extra calorie burning of more muscle mass. I try to eat well but my lifestyle is pretty sedentary. I tried walking and stationary bike but that just bored me and did nothing for my weight. I can stand to do 15 or 20 minutes of weights a couple of times a week, but peddling for 30 minutes 3 times a week is torture physically and mentally.
    I walk on the treadmill while watching my tv shows. Passes the time pretty good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Creatine is awful for your liver.
    There's no evidence of that afaik. It's one of the knocks against it (along with accelerating male pattern baldness) that as far as I've read has no basis in any real evidence. Creatine is pretty well studied so there is evidence of the opposite. IE:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12500988

    Abstract
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of long-term Cr supplementation on blood parameters reflecting liver and kidney function. Twenty-three members of an NCAA Division II American football team (ages = 19-24 years) with at least 2 years of strength training experience were divided into a Cr monohydrate group (CrM, n = 10) in which they voluntarily and spontaneously ingested creatine, and a control group (n = 13) in which they took no supplements. Individuals in the CrM group averaged regular daily consumption of 5 to 20 g (mean SD = 13.9 5.8 g) for 0.25 to 5.6 years (2.9 1.8 years). Venous blood analysis for serum albumin, alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, bilirubin, urea, and creatinine produced no significant differences between groups. Creatinine clearance was estimated from serum creatinine and was not significantly different between groups. Within the CrM group, correlations between all blood parameters and either daily dosage or duration of supplementation were nonsignificant. Therefore, it appears that oral supplementation with CrM has no long-term detrimental effects on kidney or liver functions in highly trained college athletes in the absence of other nutritional supplements.
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