- 2What are SARMs?
- 3SARMs VS Steroids
- 4Kinds of SARMs
- 5How to stack SARMs
- 5.1Fat loss:
- 5.4Strength and lean muscle gains:
- 5.5Healing injuries:
- 6Stacking with Anabolics
- 6.1The harsh ones...
- 6.2Without A Test Base?
- 6.3Combating inflammatory
- 6.4Inputting Fuels is the key
- 7Are these legal and where can I buy?
SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) are extremely misunderstood in the fitness community for a variety of reasons.
- The first problem is many being sold are fake or underdosed.
- The second is only a handful of people have bothered to truly research them properly, so the information out there is mostly bro science.
- Third, they are very new in the industry so the stubborn over 40 crowd refuses to even learn about them.
Therefore, In this profile, I hope to teach you about SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) and separate fact from fiction.
What are SARMs?
SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) are being developed to hopefully one day replace harsh hormones. The S in the name stands for selective. This word is important because it illustrates how they selectively act on the androgen receptors vs. how anabolic steroids blow up the entire reproductive system. Here are some points to think about:
- Anabolic steroids are inflammatory in the body while SARMs are NOT.
- They enlarge the prostate and shed your head hair (DHT dihydrotestosterone side effects) while SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) do NOT.
- Steroids will shut down your HPTA (hypothalamus-pituitary-testes-axis) while SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) will only mildly suppress it.
- They mostly convert to estrogen in the body (causing gynecomastia, water retention, and bloat) while SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) do NOT.
- Rough on your kidney’s, heart, and liver while SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) are NOT.
SARMs VS Steroids
Nobody claims that SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) are as strong as anabolic steroids, however, you can most certainly add one of them into your existing steroid cycle and boost results without increasing sides. You can also use some of them during post cycle and bridge to help you maintain your hard fought gains. Utilizing SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) is a great way to gain more muscle and drop fat while avoiding side effects, read on to find out how to best do this.
Kinds of SARMs
Many SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) have been, or are still, in clinical trials and research companies have sold them as fitness supplements even though they aren’t yet FDA approved. The main 7 that are used in athletics are as follows:
The following 3 are NOT SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) but are still sold as such and commonly stacked with them:
a PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor) agonist that was developed during the 1990’s to treat tumors. In fact, it has been found to help with obesity, heart health, and diabetes. Thus, athletes love to use this one for its fat loss and endurance benefits.
a Rev-ERBa agonist which increases muscle mitochondria, thus spiking exercise output. Used in athletics to boost endurance beforehand, because it has a short half-life, but peaks very quickly.
This one is a growth hormone secretagogue and is similar to using GHRP’s (growth hormone releasing peptides) because it increases growth hormone (GH) and insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Moreover, it will not suppress your bodies natural growth hormone and is known to cause a rapid increase in appetite, sleep quality, recovery, fat burning and lean muscle gain.
The following 4 are SARMs:
Developed to help reverse prostate problems, it is popular athletically for its strength and fat loss benefits.
Perhaps the most popular due to its versatility, it will provide lean muscle mass along with a mild fat loss result. It also can help with recovery and injury healing.
Found to help with bones, soft tissues, and muscles in studies. Athletes love its ability to prevent muscle loss after cycle and it can be used more liberally since it has very little suppression.
Still in the preclinical stage for its anti-aging potential with brain function and as a replacement for testosterone in hormonal therapy. Athletes like to stack it into their cycles as a testosterone base or use it to reinforce muscle growth, fat loss, and recovery.
How to stack SARMs
There is a method to the madness of stacking in any sort of cycle and to best utilize SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators). I will show you some ways to do this depending on your goals.
Let’s face it, every person reading this wants to lose fat right? It is a constant war to accomplish this but we push hard to do it. My fat loss stack is 50mg a day S-4-Andarine + 20mg a day GW501516-Cardarine.
Building endurance is just as hard as building muscle, and maybe even harder. Anabolic steroids mostly hurt endurance which is something people do not grasp until they actually use them. If you want to boost endurance stack 25mg per day of MK677-Nutrobal + 5-20mg SR9009-Stenabolic 1-2 hours before your cardio.
If you do not recover from your workouts you will never improve, that is just the cold hard truth. For awesome recovery use 25mg per day of MK677-Nutrobal + 10mg per day of RAD140-Testolone or 10mg per day of LGD-Anabolicum.
Strength and lean muscle gains:
Doesn’t everyone want to build lean muscle and gain strength? Of course, they do. Stack 10-20mgs per day LGD-Anabolicum + 10mgs a day RAD140-Testolone + 50mgs a day S4-Andarine.
Certainly, as we get older, wear and tear start taking its toll and nagging injuries will add up. Stacking 25mg per day MK677-Nutrobal + 10mg a day LGD4033-Anabolicum + 25mg per day of MK2866-Ostarine-Ostabolic will speed up healing of joints, bones, and soft tissues.
Stacking with Anabolics
If you aren’t using SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) with your anabolic steroid stack you are blowing a huge opportunity to boost your cycle without adding to side effects. In fact, stacking them together can REDUCE problems you might experience! Allow me to show you some examples:
The harsh ones…
Strength athletes who use harsh steroids such as Trenbolone, Anadrol, Halotestin, etc. which boost strength will have a deficiency in soft tissue growth to compensate for that extra wear and tear.
The result will be severe injuries that can cause long-term issues.
In that case, implementing MK2866-Ostarine-Ostabolic at 25mgs a day and/or MK677-Nutrobal at 25mgs a day. It will speed up recovery significantly between workouts and help repair.
Without A Test Base?
Those who can not use testosterone as their base in a steroid cycle due to being estrogen sensitive. They can use RAD140-Testolone instead at 10-20mgs a day.
Certain steroids are very inflammatory, and thus, reduce endurance while on. In this situation, using SR9009-Stenabolic or GW501516-Cardarine at 20mgs a day will offset this problem.
Inputting Fuels is the key
Guys who want to bulk up but struggle with their appetite can add in MK677-Nutrobal. And consequently have a quick boost in hunger.
Are these legal and where can I buy?
SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) are currently in limbo in the United States. Legal to sell for research purposes, they have been cracked down on heavily over the past 2 years by credit card processors. It is predicted they will be completely banned soon. The good news is Sarms1.com is an approved source and still sells them.