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I'm 45 & will be having gastric bypass on 2/5/18. I've started working out, 15 mins cardio & starting on weight machines until I feel comfortable mobbing to free weights, it's been a while since I've been in any kind of athletic shape besides round. I would like to get some muscle growth co compensate for the loose skin I'm going to have especially my arms and chest, I'd hate for my tats to look saggy. I know that I'm gong to be taking a lot of Protein in the form of liquid supplements but I was wondering if Creatine is something to consider since I'm on the older side. If anyone has experience or hints I'd appreciate it.

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Never used creatine but knew of guys (non WLS) who did. One has some severe kidney problems (I’m sure he used steroids and all that other stuff too). My advise is to stay away from it. Do some more homework before adding a synthetic material to your body. I thought I would be out of the park with saggy skin, etc, based on my age, starting weight, the fact that I did weights regularly (have to get back at it) , skin color, etc....but skin stretched out for a period of time does not bounce back as well. I have saggy skin, can’t beat it really unless by some miracle or plastics. But do what you can muscle wise, cause your body will thank you for being stronger (and burning fat easier), but please be extra careful of adding all that other “stuff”.

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I just started back in the gym. I think I'm going to try creatine once I get my weight training up to speed. Lots of trainers swear by the stuff and it doesn't seem to be dangerous. You should check out the T-nation web site.

As for loose skin -- I already have some (but less than I feared) -- I'm saving up for plastic surgery.

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I've been hitting weights 5 days a week since June '17, I stack Pre-Workout, BCAAs, and creatine in my supplement intake. I haven't noticed any issues, I drink tons of Water throughout the day, to counter the dehydration brought on by the caffeine in the Pre-Workout. I talked to my Dr about my stack, before I started it, he gave the green light and I've been rocking since. All creatine does is help with muscle growth and recovery. Some argue creatine will make you retain water, but I'd recommend doing your own research, if you're not sure, and determining if it would work for you. I swear by it though! GL

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Thanks for the info, I knew there would be guys out there who would be dong some stacking,.

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