🏋️‍♀️ creatine side effects you need to know about

And just like that, we’re halfway through 2023. It’s probably time to take down those Christmas lights…

Here’s what we’ve got today:

  • What you should know about potential creatine side effects.

  • Three treadmill workouts that will boost your cardio.

  • How CrossFit star Noah Ohlsen eats during his prep for the 2023 Games.

Nutrition

The Ins and Outs of Creatine

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Creatine is hugely popular among strength athletes for a reason. There have been 50 years of research on this amino acid and its potential to increase your strength and power output, help you build muscle mass, and recover from your workouts.

However, just like with any supplement, there’s a chance you’ll experience some side effects when using it. First, know that creatine is generally considered safe to consume. Many of the initial claims of damaging side effects have been refuted through studies. But you still run the risk of it interacting poorly with your body, and the long-term effects are somewhat unknown.

In the article below, we dive into the science of creatine, how it can boost your training, and what you need to know about its potential side effects.

Workouts

Get Treading

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There’s a reason why the treadmill is such a dominant piece of cardiovascular training equipment: They’re relatively easy to use, and they can be customized to any experience level with just the press of a few buttons.

If you have access to a commercial-grade treadmill, you can gradually escalate your rate of motion from a barely perceptible crawl to an all-out sprint as your conditioning continues to improve. It’s genuinely as simple as that … kind of.

Turns out, there’s more to a great treadmill workout than just sticking to one speed throughout. To help you reach new heights, we’re detailing three top-notch treadmill workouts for every experience level.

CrossFit

A Full Day of Eating

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Noah Ohlsen qualified for his 10th consecutive CrossFit Games by finishing seventh at the 2023 North America East Semifinal. He’s now in the midst of his Games prep and is eyeing a podium finish when the contest kicks off on August 1 in Madison, Wisconsin.

But to land on that podium, Ohlsen needs to fuel his body the right way with a proper diet. As the old adage goes, champions are built in the kitchen (or something like that.) Earlier this week, Ohlsen published a video on his YouTube channel where he showed his fans how he eats every day as he trains for the 2023 Games. Check it out below:

Everything Else

A Record-Breaking Day

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  • Prescillia Bavoil (69KG) had a huge showing during the 2023 IPF Worlds when she broke the squat and total world records. Watch it happen.

  • YouTube star MrBeast recently lost a significant amount of weight with a few key lifestyle tweaks. Here’s how he did it.

  • And finally, we’ll leave you with the ultimate reverse-grip lat pulldown tutorial to help you build a better back.