Article Note:  This article was written by a customer of mine.  His opinions might not be my opinions and I might even disagree with what he is saying below.  However I thought this was a very good article on SARMS (select androgen receptor modulators)

As we all know, SARMS have been a very controversial topic because to many they are still very much similar to anabolic steroids.  If you are familiar with SARMS, we know that not only are SARMS very effective but they are also much safer than getting on an actual steroid cycle.  SARMS carry fewer androgenic properties which in turn allow them to target specific tissues more directly and most importantly do not carry the dangerous and horrible side effects of actual steroids.  It is very important however, to know what SARMS to use for specific goals.  Whether it is to build muscle, get lean, weight loss, or just overall performance there is a SARM out there that will fit those goals.  In the next few paragraphs I will go over specific SARMS and their best uses to give you, the reader, a better understanding of what will work best for each scenario.

CUTTING:

First, in order to know what SARM will work best for you for cutting there are several things to take into consideration.  Is your goal strictly to get lean? Do you want to lose fat while gaining muscle?  Usually goals are not exclusive.  For example, my goals are always to get lean while gaining and maintaining as much lean muscle mass as possible. There are three SARMS that I believe are extremely beneficial during a cutting cycle, Andarine and Ostarine. As stated before SARMS, carry no to very little side effects, such as possible natural testosterone suppression but very mildly.

I will first discuss Andarine as in my opinion, is the common used during a fat loss cycle.  We have discussed that SARMS carry little to no side effects however Andarine can have some side effects that might not be suitable for beginners. First I will begin with its uses, the first and primary use of andarine is that it decreases water retention and it decreases Lipoprotein which is responsible and stores intake calories as actual fat.  For this reason Andarine is an excellent choice for fat cutting cycle to maximize fat loss, in addition it also helps by helping maintain and very minimally increasing lean mass.  Now to the side effects, Andarine can have two potential side effects.  One of them being disturbances in vision which can be night time blindness or blurred vision and it can also cause some suppression of the pituitary glands.  These side effects will quickly be gone when you cycle off Andarine.

Ostarine is also a great cutting SARM that will also offer increased lean muscle, and fat loss by increasing insulin sensitivity.  Like Andarine, Ostarince does have side effects such as suppression of the pituitary glands and elevated estradiol.  It is important to understand what you are taking and any follow up PCT.  It is recommended to get on a PCT after taking Ostarine.

BEST SARMS STACK:

I have personally gotten on a SARM stack that gave me favorable results that consisted of LGD-4033, Ostarine and RAD-140.  In addition to that I also threw in some Ibutamoren.   All four of these put together really enhanced my bulk cycle and helped me gain about 7-8 pounds of lean muscle mass.  While on this stack I experienced little to no side effects although I did notice a slight increase in my blood pressure but I am not sure why.  I did not experience any androgenic side effects whatsoever and a bodybuilder friend of mine told me it was the closest to being on actual steroids I would ever get.   I did experience a suppression in my natural testosterone levels, however  I did do a PCT that helped me get those back to normal.    Ostarine, also known as MK-2866, has become very popular in the market lately. I personally feel it is also one of the most underrated SARMS out there as it is great with not only cutting fat, but it helps maintain muscle mass and you experience a very noticeable heightening of your strength.  Please keep in mind as with any PED or SARM it is very important to eat a high protein diet and make sure your muscles are being fed.  Even with actual steroids you still need to make sure you are eating correctly to encourage that muscle growth.  Ostarine, is possibly one of the more mild SARMS so in order to get a more desirable result I recommend stacking with RAD 140 and LGD 4033 which I will discuss below.

RAD-140, also known as Testolone, is possible the most used and best SARM out there at the moment.  This SARM is very similar to Ostarine however it is far way superior in the aspect of bulking.  RAD 140 has the ability to increase lean muscle without having to increase fat.  In addition to its muscle building qualities, it gives you the ability to work out longer, and harder and in turn get better results in the gym.  RAD 140’s ability for muscle growth is because it is very similar to testosterone without all the estrogen side effects.  RAD 140 also does not have all the unwanted side effects like testosterone and most importantly does not harm any of the major vital organs. In addition, “The Endocrine Society suggests RAD140 can improve brain health through neuroprotective properties in as little as 13 days (Jayaraman, 2014).”  So as we can see RAD-140 can be beneficial in many ways.

Finally, Ligandrol also known as LGD-4033, is a great SARM to stack on top of the other two.  Ligandrol produces results very similar to steroids.  LGD’s use is specifically used for and cure chronic diseases that tend to waste muscle.  It is also similar to testosterone in the way that it yields similar healing benefits, but more safely.  Ligandrol will give you increased muscle mass and weight gain, will help your strength levels significantly and has catabolic benefits that switch the way your body thinks and makes body fat your main source of fuel therefore it burns more fat while gaining lean muscle mass. These three combined will definitely be the best stack in my opinion if your goal is to gain lean muscle mass and lose fat while gaining.  Of course you always want to make sure that in addition to using SARMS you maintain a diet that will feed your muscles and will aid in your growth.  There are many times people tend to thinks that these SARMS will do their magic on their own but we must keep in mind that hard work in the gym and following a great diet increases your chances of reaching the goals you are looking for.

I can personally say that there have been times when I don’t see the results I am looking for but I know that it is not because they are not working but because I am not being consistent with not only my training but with my diet.  Always keep in mind that you can go hard in the gym and make those muscles bleed and ache but without proper nutrition and supplementation they will NOT grow.

Your workout is also very important.  You should take about 60-120  rest in between sets. My first two sets which are usually warm up sets I take about a 60 second rest, however my last two sets of every exercise as I am increasing weight and going heavier I take about 120 second rest period.  I always listen to what my body is telling me and I am never afraid to break the rules and I always go to failure.  When I say go to failure means I do 10 reps on the set before I will do a couple more reps with higher weight on the next set. This is  very important and a way to get bigger in a shorter amount of time.

This is where you have to make a promise to yourself that you are going to take your body to the next level. You see anybody can want to lose weight and body build. Everybody want to get big and shredded but nobody wants to really work for it. I can’t teach you how to be motivated and to have the heart of a lion. I can’t coach you to have the drive of a champion, you either have it or you don’t. There’s a lot of guys who work hard in the gym but not as hard as they can. If you really want something then you’ll work your ass off the get it. So what I’m saying is I know you have the potential to have the physique that is ideal for you but you have to commit to this program and don’t let failure be an option. You have to not only want it but go out there and work for it and acquire it through pain, sweat, and hours in the kitchen and gym.  This where you have to dedicate and commit yourself to achieving the best possible you.

We have to remember that in addition to SARMS champions are built both in the gym and in the kitchen.  How you lift depends on how much you will grow and how fast. If you want to look like a beast then you have to lift like one. We must be to going to war with those weights every time you step foot in the gym.

You have to control the weight on every rep you perform. Your workouts should last about 90 to 120 min long. Your target rep range should be 8-12 but don’t be afraid to go higher like 15 reps if you can.

I got a bit carried away there, however please always keep this in mind.  We must stay focused if you want to get the results you  are looking for.

Back to SARMS, women might be asking what kind of SARMS would be beneficial to me without any unwanted manly side effects here is the answer to that question.  In all reality all sarms are safe for women based on the research and reading I have done.  The great thing about women is that females don’t require post cycle therapy so therefore any SARM would be beneficial for women depending on the goals in mind. If I had to recommend a SARM for women however I would definitely recommend S22 as it is the best for women in terms of muscle building.

Next I will tell you about my personal experience with SARMS.  I decided to try SARMS as it was recommended to me by one of my friends that is a professional bodybuilder. I was skeptical at first as they are very pricey but gave it a go after they were highly recommended by my friend.  He had mentioned that they were the closest thing to actual steroids but actually legal and available for purchase.  The ones he recommended were the SARMS by Proven Peptides.   I used a stack of LGD-4033 and RAD-140. I did see some results in strength within 2 weeks, but did not really increase very much muscle mass or at least as much as I was expecting, however this might have been due to not following my diet correctly.  I did not experience ANY side effects or at least any that I actually noticed.  I would definitely use SARMS again, however I would definitely stay on track with a good diet and workout routine and also be sure to stay on top of my plan without any interruptions to my workouts or diet. I definitely feel the SARMS by Proven Peptides are one of the best in the market if you follow a good diet and follow your training program correctly.  I know they are one of the best SARMS because my friend has used them consistently and is a professional bodybuilder.  As far as my strength is concerned I did see significant increases.  My bench increased about 40-50 pounds and my max was the highest I have ever done, got up to almost 300 and I weigh only 175 pounds.  The dosages I used were the recommended dosages and I never ever exceeded that that my friend recommended to me.  As stated before, I only used LGD-4033 and RAD-140, I still also took my protein on a daily basis and used my supplementation like fish oil, creatine and also used Karbolyn to boost my workouts.

As of right now I am at about 185 lbs, but still have some good fat to lose. I have heard mixed reviews about the amount of cardio required but I do about 40 minutes of stationary bike 3-4 times a week either fasted in the morning or after my workout.  I am currently eating about 6 meals a day and make sure to incorporate my supplementation along with all my meals.  I have to admit though this is probably the most difficult part of this, the eating part.  It is hard to work a full time job and always consistently get in those meals on time.  However as stated before it is very important to make sure we are always feeding those muscles for growth.  Below is my diet plan.

Days 1, 2, 3

Pre-Breakfast Shake

As soon as you step out of bed (wake up) the first thing you should do is pop

-25g whey protein w/ 2% milk)

Wait 30 – 40 min later and Have meal 1

(most of the time ill wake up early like at 7am pop my shake and then go back to bed for a hours or so, wake up again and have breakfast. This would be the best thing to do.)

 

Meal 1

Breakfast

-4egg whites or 1 Cup of liquid egg whites

-2 large whole egg

-2 lean turkey sausage patties or 2 turkey bacon strips (optional)

-1 grapefruit (you can eat this for a snack an hour or so later)

-1/2 cup oatmeal or 25g Wheat/ Oat Bread

-1 Cup coffee

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 GT= 93/7 Ground Turkey          C= Chicken Breast

GB= 96/4 Ground Beef            F= White Fish ( Tilapia or Swai)

R= White, brown Rice                P =Brown, Red, Sweet Potato

Veggies= Asparagus, Green Bean, Broccoli, Squash

Ok here are Meals 2 through 6. I give you the choice to choose 1 protein source, Starch Carbs and Veggies you want, so basically you have to choice to mix and match. Make sure you look at the choices on protein choices for each day, and there may not be carbs on some of your meals, just protein and veggies.  The protein portions are to be weighed when it is cooked. Depending on how many hours your up in the day, it might be hard to fit in all 6 meals or you might have to eat 7 meals a day. This just depends on how many hours you’re awake in the day.

 

 

Meal 2 Meal 3 Meal 4 Meal 5 Meal 6
6oz

GT,GB,C,F

6oz

GT,GB,C,F

6oz

GB,GT,C,F

6oz

C,F

6oz

C,F

½  Cup Rice

or

4oz P

½ Cup Rice

or

4oz P

½  Cup Rice

or

4oz P

½ Cup Rice

Or

4oz P

½ Cup Rice
or
4oz p
1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies
    1 grapefruit

2g Cla

2g omega 3

   

 

Meal 6 (Option)

40g protein shake (with water or 2% fat milk)

(This meal can also be a shake if you are full and can’t really eat anymore. The shake will contain 40g of protein. I want you to use casein/ whey blend protein powder for this shake. If you decide to use this option.)

 

Remember you are going to be eating a meal every 2 ½ to 3 hours. The whole point about getting in 6 meals a day is to get your metabolism working really fast burning a lot of calories. The faster your metabolism is the easier it will be to get lean. We want to keep your body in an anabolic state as much as possible with not going into a catabolic state. This is why we eat so often and we eat as soon as we wake up. So try to get this meal in, it will make that much of a difference in gaining lean muscle mass.

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High Carb Day (4th Day)

Pre-breakfast Shake as described already

Meal 1

Breakfast

-4 egg whites or 1 Cups of liquid egg white

-2 large whole egg

-2 lean turkey sausage patties or 2 turkey bacon strips (they make my omelets a lot more enjoyable, I also use lean beef or turkey hot dogs)

-1 grapefruit (you can save this for a snack later on if you want)

-1 cup oatmeal, Melt o Meal or Oat Bread you can mix these also but make sure it follow the Grams of carbs. (50g Carbs)

-1 cup coffee

 

 Meals 2 to 6 (If you have enough time in the day to eat a 7th meal then you better eat it)

Meal 2 Meal 3 Meal 4 Meal 5 Meal 6
6oz

GT,GB,C,F

6oz

GT,GB,C,F

6oz

 GB,GT,C,F

6oz

C,F

6oz

C,F

1   Cup Rice

Or

9oz P

1 Cup Rice

OR

9oz P

½ cup Rice

Or

4oz P

½  Cup Rice

Or

4oz P

½   Cup

Or

4oz P

1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies 1 Cup Veggies
    1 grapefruit

2g Cla

2g omega 3

   

For meal 6, like I stated above you can option for a protein shake.

40g whey/casein blend protein shake with water or non-fat Milk (You’re trying to build muscle and lose weight so it’s important that you get your meals in)

  

Ok this is where we break down on what supps I want you taking.

Morning/ before Breakfast Pre-workout Intra- Workout Post-workout Before Bed
-Pre-breakfast shake

(Whey protein)

-2g CLA

-1.5 L-Carnitine

-2g Omega 3

 

 

-Pre workout

( 10 min before the gym)

 

-1.5 L-carnitine

 

DAMD (take this with your pre workout)

-25g Karbolyn

w/

10g Bcaa

 

 

 

 

-40 to 45g Whey Protein (as soon as your finish your workout)

 

 

– I want you to get on SARMS

This is the next best thing to real Steroids

When you’re ready to go shop for these I’ll tell you which ones to get.

After you take your post workout shake you need to eat a solid meal 45 to 1 hour later.

  

Cardio

Ok I want you doing 40min 4 times a week in the morning on an empty stomach (just have your pre- breakfast protein shake) and go do you cardio. If not in the morning then your other option is to do it right after you work out. I either want you doing your cardio on a Stairmaster or the upright seated bike.