Does Creatine Work for Runners, Sprinters and Swimmers? -

Does Creatine Work for Runners, Sprinters and Swimmers?

Does Creatine Work for Runners, Sprinters and Swimmers

Creatine monohydrate is one of the best studied, most popular sports performance supplements on the planet. But most of the studies looked at anaerobic exercises… but does creatine work for runners, swimmers and sprinters? I’ll reveal all in this video.

Relevant Links:

Full creatine review:

Clinical study suggesting sprint performance:

Clinical study shedding doubt on sprint performance:

Link to Beta Alanine review (alternative option for runners and swimmers):

Link to Citrulline malate review (alternative option for runners and swimmers):

YouTube URL:

Video Transcript:

does creatine work for runners?

Unfortunately, no.

It does not appear to improve running or swimming performance.

However, it may increase “sprint performance” and therefore, might be a useful supplement for sprinters.

I say “may” because there’s conflicting clinical data as to creatine’s effects on sprint performance. In other words, while some study data indicated it helped, others showed it did not.

In general, where creatine really shines when it comes to sports requiring maximal single effort (like weight lifting) and high-intensity anaerobic repetitive work.

However, if you’re a sprinter who wants to try creatine monohydrate, there are really no real downsides to doing so. The supplement is affordable, safe, and comes with minimal side effects.

If you’re a runner or a swimmer, creatine is not going to do anything for you.

Check out beta alanine and citrulline malate instead (I’ll include a link to our reviews below).

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Author: Paul

Paul Crane is the founder of His passions include supplements, working out, motorcycles, guitars... and of course, his German Shepherd dogs.

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