General discussions about getting and staying fit that don't relate directly to your indoor rower
Thanks for the "heads up," I will read the linked article.Eric308 wrote: ↑January 2nd, 2020, 8:53 amBe VERY careful with Creatine supplements. I have Stage 3 Kidney Disease (stable for 12 years), but my Doc thinks it's from additional use of creatine supplements over the years. Also, keep the use of ibuprofen (Advil) at a minimum. It can really damage kidneys over time as it is flushed throgh them. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a better choice as it goes through the liver.
When I looked, the info I found was that creatine was a very heavily researched and generally safe supplement. I will be sure to verify that I don't take more than the "maintenance" dose each day (~5g).
Regarding OTC pain meds, one of the reasons I've been doing a lot more rowing than cycling (which is my true love, and much more enjoyable than slaving away on the erg indoors) is that it's a lot easier on my knees. I never did take meds long-term to address cycling-induced knee issues, but was tempted at times to do so.