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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:12 am 
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Hi i am new to the forum just looking for a bit of help or a push in the right direction i am looking for definition and was wondering what is a good supplemment to take i have looked at quite a lot ie green tea extract .ripped etc but not to sure any info would be greatly appreciated thanks robbie


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 Post subject: Re: definition
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Supplements aren't going to help. Diet is the key to this. I've found going very low carb, and then gradually reducing calories over time works pretty well.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:05 pm 
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I agree with Ironman - diet is key to getting defined, not supplements.

In order for a male to have really sharp definition, he needs a single digit bodyfat percentage. He also needs some muscle to display - a beanpole will still look like a beanpole regardless of how low he gets his bodyfat.

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 Post subject: Re: definition
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:28 am 
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i would argue that starting creatine would give you 'definition', if you mean muscular prominence, faster than exercise at the begining...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:38 am 
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Harpoon wrote:
i would argue that starting creatine would give you 'definition', if you mean muscular prominence, faster than exercise at the begining...


How does that work? I see creatine as a way of improving ATP production giving you the ability to do a little more anerobic work. That's only going to provide any benefit if you actually exercise. The only other effect is the increase in water retention. That's the only part that's going to have any visual effect. Looking bloated is not the same as increasing definition.

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 Post subject: Re: definition
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:38 am 
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i guess i mean the water retention - if you want to look more defined you have to cut fat (without losing too much muscle) or gain muscle (without gaining too much fat)... this "swollen" effect of creatine gives you a more pumped look, like after a workout, regardless of your body fat percentage. im assuming the water retention is in the muscle and surrounding tissue, which is what made me look larger than usual..


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