Not as uncommon a question as the more informed here might think! But, you too may have been asked that Q, and here’s a short vid to refer them to if/when they ask.
Will Brink is the owner of the Brinkzone Blog. Will has over 30 years experience as a respected author, columnist and consultant, to the supplement, fitness, bodybuilding, and weight loss industry and has been extensively published. Will graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in the natural sciences, and is a consultant to major supplement, dairy, and pharmaceutical companies.
His often ground breaking articles can be found in publications such as Lets Live, Muscle Media 2000, MuscleMag International, The Life Extension Magazine, Muscle n Fitness, Inside Karate, Exercise For Men Only, Body International, Power, Oxygen, Penthouse, Women’s World and The Townsend Letter For Doctors.
He’s also been published in peer reviewed journals.
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All due respect to Monica, Will: her photo made my heart rate skyrocket and it took around five minutes to get my jaw to close, again! LOL!! Regarding creatine, I don’t see much of anything in the way of supplements that can do as much as creatine can. Definitely has to go on my next shopping list, along with Low-T testing!
Pictures of Monica tend to have that effect on people Kent. 🙂
Dear Mr. Brink,
One of the fears, I hear from ladies is not that they will grow facial hair but they will get male muscles and appear muscular like a man. If the female photo at the beginning of the video is any indication then they definitely have a right to be worried. I am an in shape male and the lady on the video has larger muscles than I do. Most women that I know want to get lean and strong with some muscle tone, but nothing like the female on the video. Would like to hear your comments concerning this aspect of Creatine. Enjoy your site and video’s. Sincerely, Dennis
Hi, Dennis: I can’t answer for Will, but I can add to this by saying the young lady who modeled for this video is Monica Mollica. She’s a bodybuilder and an overall fitness advocate, which entails a whole range of different weight training than regular fitness training. She’s also unbelievably educated and eloquent on the subject of fitness, sports training and the aging process in men, along with scads of other credentials on nutrition and supplementation. That said, Creatine Monohydrate will NOT spur masculine traits such as facial hair and male musculature. Women should embrace this supplement, wholeheartedly and without reservation. No one should confuse Monica with those of us who aren’t competitive bodybuilders. That’s merely a level of training, not the end result of ingesting Creatine. Personally, and just my opinion, Monica exemplifies the highest level of female athletic beauty and dedication. Let me add, too, I’m not coming down on you, nor am I being critical. I just think we need to explode all of these useless myths. Take care.
Thanks Kent, I appreciate your quick and candid reply. There are a lot of myths about body building and dietary supplements. I appreciate Mr. Brinks expertise and his willingness to share his knowledge with a general public that is for the most part uninformed and misinformed. Mr. Brink seems to be at the cutting edge of scientific inquiry dealing with supplements that are beneficial and or questionable. . He seems to always be willing to share his knowledge. Thanks again for all the information, the well informed website, and different books available for us to follow. Sincerely.
My pleasure, sir! Will and Monica are fantastic resources!
Seems like Kent has it covered pretty well. Creatine will help with what ever goals people may have – men and women – and is a general health/anti aging supplement. I have not heard any women tell me they feared ending up appearing as muscular men due to the simple inclusion of creatine to their diets. To repeat, it’s not a steroid nor capable of steroids like effects. It can help build some muscle, improve strength, and improve body comp.
Thanks for the very helpful info regarding creatine and women. Any idea if this supplement would be helpful for a 19 y/o young male who has ADHD or an elderly Alzheimer patient, or an active 74 y/o male. The three given examples are all men in my life who, it seems, may benefit from taking creatine. I am a middle aged female paramedic with a large city fire department and have a very physically demanding job, I look forward to improving my fitness and strength levels by taking creatine – my second question is how much and when?
If you take a look at my other articles and vids here, as well as free report you can download, and linked in the vid, I can’t think of any population that will not derive some benefits from creatine, either physically, cognitively, or both.
Yes, thank you. I did read your articles after I had left the question. Do you have any opinion about kettlebells? I find working out with kettlebells provides both cardio and resistance training.
KBs are a good tool in the tool box of exercise options. I wouldn’t use them to the
exclusion of other options like barbells, etc but they can be a good addition to an
overall strength and conditioning program.
The photograph of Monica is a Testosterone tester. If your blood pressure does not go up you need to find a solution ASAP.