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🏋️♂️ 4 creatine side effects to know about
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Here’s everything we’ve got for you today:
The side effects of creatine
The best exercises for rear delts
Expert advice on sticking to goals
A Side Piece of Creatine
Creatine is one of the most prolific supplements for both weekend warriors and professional athletes, with most pouring a scoop into their daily shake without a care in the world. While hardly on the cataclysmic side, creatine use does still carry certain side effects you should know about. And in the article below, we’re detailing four of the most common.
One of the most obvious side effects is also part of creatine’s positive mechanism: short-term water retention. You might not actually be as bloated and red as the GTL dudes from Jersey Shore, but invasive water in your cells can lead to undesirable feelings. What other common side effects does creatine use carry with it? Read more about everyone’s favorite supplement.
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In addition to helping with your overall upper-body strength, having huge rear delts makes you look like a real-life superhero when you wear a tight T-shirt. But how do you train these pesky muscles? Well, we’ve cobbled together eight exercises that’ll help.
For starters, focused attention to the muscle while doing band pull-aparts and strict wide-grip lat pull-downs is an easy way to feel the burn. You’ll also want to get acquainted with a range of row variations that are sure to help you grow. Whichever exercises you choose, you will be satisfied with the bowling ball-sized results.
Thor’s Daughter Brings the Hammer
The patronymically named fitness duo of Annie Thorisdottir and Katrin Davíðsdóttir came together in the appropriately named Dottir Podcast to share their advice on sticking to goals.
Over a third of New Year’s fitness resolutions fail, and it’s with this in mind that the two Dottirs share their approach to keeping resilient and achieving their goals. They each find joy in setting meaningful (but realistic) goals they can work hard toward. There may be no two better people in the world to listen to, so if you’re struggling, or even if you’ve hit your stride, step back and see the whole picture with two daughters.
Learn the Power Clean
The power clean is the most iconic way to build explosive strength with a barbell. If you ever had questions about it, here are the answers.
Raw powerlifter Russel Orhii absolutely demolished an IPF world record by squatting it for four reps in training. Watch it go down.
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