SARMs are currently the new hype among athletes and workout freaks all over. More and more people are now publicly sharing their body transformation stories and how SARMs helped them achieve the perfect mass.
From pro bodybuilders to those recently hitting the gym, everyone wants to know what SARMs can do to their bodies. Let us give you a clear idea of what SARMs are, their results, benefits, and what you can expect from them.
What are SARMs?
SARMs or selective androgen receptor modulators are molecules created to treat a wide variety of diseases. The purpose behind creating these was to offer side-effects free alternative to AAS molecules that could help people recover faster.
It was later found out that these molecules are very effective in building the body’s muscle mass. Bodybuilders were attracted to trying out different kinds of SARMs for multiple purposes. Many reported that this class of molecules acts no different than steroids. However, SARMs gained more acceptance over steroids because they brought along almost no side-effects of steroids. However, SARMs do have their distinct side-effects that aren’t very harmful but still require one to be careful.
How do SARMs Work?
There is still no clarity about the exact working mechanism of SARMs. The majority believes that a SARM molecule binds to a specific androgen receptor in our bodies. The targeted androgen receptors usually work for muscle growth. The binding of SARMs to such receptors activates their working. This activation improves muscle mass production inside the body.
The best thing about SARMs is that they do not bind to any androgen receptor that is located in the smooth muscle tissues. This means that, unlike steroids, SARMs cause no disruption in muscle production around the human heart, prostate, and other such vital organs.
People have now started referring to SARMs as the new steroids, and many want to try these out to achieve better muscle mass and achieve their desired bodies.
RAD 140 Before and After Results
Rad 140 (also known as testolone) is one of the newest—and supposedly one of the most powerful—SARMS in the market. While it’s still going through clinical trials and has not yet received FDA approval, it’s become very popular among body builders because it gives dramatic results.
To give you an idea of how quickly RAD 140 can work, it is sometimes used to treat people who have lost a lot of body mass because of chemotherapy or other muscle degenerative disorders. It is also being reviewed as an alternative to TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy).
People who have used RAD 140 say that in just a few weeks, their body and their energy levels improved significantly. It’s the perfect combo. Like all SARMS, it boosted protein synthesis for more lean muscle mass. But more than that, RAD 140 actually improved their endurance and stamina. They could do longer and more effective workouts. And even if they lifted heavier weights, their recovery was faster. In other words, your killer workout won’t kill you.
While RAD 140 may not work as quickly as other SARMS, reviews say that whatever lean muscles they gain tend to be more solid and more permanent. Some supplements bulk you up more quickly, but you lose it after you start taking them. This is not an issue with RAD 140. It’s also less likely to make you feel nauseous or bloated.
But what can you expect after taking one 60-day cycle of RAD 140? Some people say they gained about 10 to 20 pounds of muscle, but that does depend on your own physical condition and the type of workout you are doing. Some recommend stacking it with Ligandrol and Nutrobal for bulking up your muscle, or with Ostarine and Cardarine to get those cuts.
Ligandrol Before And After Results
Looking for the best SARMS for bulking? Body builders recommend Ligandrol (LGD-4033). According to reviews, a typical cycle—10 to 20 mg a day taken over 12 weeks—can yield about 15-20 pounds of wet muscle mass.
However, if you are new to SARMS and supplements, start with a lower dose of 5 to 10 mg for 6 weeks. You will see less gains, but are less likely to experience side effects like dry mouth, nausea or exhaustion.
Ligandrol is also used for increasing fat loss. It binds to the androgen receptors and adipose tissue, so your metabolism revvs up. While it won’t lead to weight loss, it can help you get more definition. You’ll also get more stamina for better workouts, and prevents muscle wastage if you’re also following a strict diet.
Ligandrol can be stacked, and in fact most body builders do that to maximize the gains. If you want to bulk up, use 10 mg of Ligandrol with 20 mg each of Ostarine and Candarine. If you want cutting, there are some who stack Ligandrol with 10 mg of Anabolicum and 20 mg of Candarine (for best results, be sure to follow your calorie restrictions).
There are some concerns that ligandrol can suppress testosterone hormones. However, body builders say that the risk is very low as long as you use it properly. Stick to the proper dosage, and make sure to stop after 6 weeks for Post Cycle Therapy. Some recommend taking ligandrol in capsule form, since you may incorrectly measure the liquid.
MK 677 Before And After Results
MK 677 works differently from other SARMS. It boosts your body’s ability to produce and secret growth hormones, rather than its ability to synthesize proteins. However, the results are similar. It increases your lean mass while lowering fat mass, improves your oxygen levels, and gives you higher muscle strength and endurance. As an unexpected (but very welcome) side effect, you can also get better skin and hair—and finally conquer insomnia.
One of the reasons why MK 677 is popular in the body building community is that it is equally effective at building muscle and burning fat. While it is still going through clinical trials and has not yet received FDA approval, there are already some well-respected studies with very positive results.
One study on 40 people who took 15 mg of M677 for 16 weeks lost 3% of their body fat. Another study (on people who did not work out or change their diet) took 12.5 mg for 16 weeks and gained 2 pounds of muscle.
Imagine the kind of gains that you will get if you take this and get a power workout! For most people they immediately saw a difference in the quality of their hair, skin and nails. Then after about 10 weeks, they saw more lean muscle and felt a visible increase in their muscle strength.
However, reviews say that M677 is less effective than SARMS for muscle recovery. While it can shorten your muscle healing time from 72 hours to about 48 hours, that’s still weaker than what you’ll get from RAD 140. But on the other hand, the growth hormones can promote deeper sleep. According to M677 users, even if they only get about 6 hours of sleep they wake up with more energy and a refreshed mind. If you want to take full advantage of this benefit, take M677 in the evening.
You can stack M677 with other SARMS, or you can combine it with Ibutamoren. Some people also use this as part of their Post Cycle Therapy after taking SARMS or steroids, so they can keep their muscle gains. To do this, start taking M677 at the start of your SARM cycle. After the eighth week, discontinue the SARM but continue to M677 up to sixteenth week.
M677 has minimal side effects, but you may experience some bloating and increased appetite. In rare cases, it can heighten anxiety or reduce your insulin sensitivity. If you have anxiety or type 2 diabetes, discuss this with your medical professional.
Cardarine Before And After Results
Cardarine (also called GW 50156) is actually not a SARM but a PPARδ receptor agonist. We’ll skip the biology lesson, but the end result is that your body burns fat instead of glucose. Since you have a steady and more reliable stream of energy, your endurance improves and you can get a better workout. Plus, you reap all the benefits of burning fat: better muscle definition and overall body shape, healthier heart, and a healthier kidney.
Most body builders stack Cardarine with other SARMS to achieve certain goals. For example, one person was relatively fit but couldn’t get the six pack abs to show through the stubborn body fat on his abdomen. He used 15 mg of Cardarine for 10 mg of Ostarine for 8 weeks, and increased the intensity of his training. At the end of those months, he lost 5% body fat and a definite six pack. Since he used a mild SARM, he didn’t need to go through post cycle therapy.
Another user was skinny but flabby—he had no beer belly or bulges, but there was no muscle definition at all. He stacked 15 mg of Cardarine with 5 mg of LGD-4033, so he could lose the fat while gaining lean muscle mass. It took 4 months, and he worked closely with a trainer to customize his workout, but he saw a dramatic transformation from skinny to sculpted.
Other before and after results of Cardarine show men who have burned away their beer bellies and love handles. While they did achieve this from regular workouts and a controlled diet, the Cardarine was instrumental for speeding up fat loss while retaining the muscle mass.
Ostarine Before And After Results
If you want to have slim but muscular physique, Ostarine may be the best SARM to take. Users usually gain about 5 to 8 pounds of lean muscle mass in one cycle, and say that they have more energy during a workout. That’s because Ostarine helps your body retain more nitrogen, which it needs to build stronger muscles. It also stimulates your muscle stem cells and connective tissues, so that you recover faster from your workout.
Ostarine can also build bone density, improve your insulin resistance, and won’t wreak havoc in your hormones. There are also claims that it can lower cholesterol levels, but that could also be a natural benefit from working out regularly.
While it’s not as “dramatic” as the other SARMS, the body building community consider Ostarine the “gentlest” or “mildest” SARM and ideal for anyone who’s just starting to use supplements. While it’s still going through clinical trials and is awaiting FDA approval, there are less complaints of side effects and fears of lower testosterone. It is also one of the most popular SARMS for stacking. As mentioned earlier, both RAD 140 and Ligandrol are often taken in conjunction with Ostarine for better bulking or cutting. Others follow it up with a cycle of Cardarine.
YK11 Before And After Results
Like other SARMS, YK11 can help boost muscle strength and muscle growth, and boost your performance and endurance. Reviews report that after a few weeks they could already see good definition on their arms and some cuts on their abdomen and back. They were also able to lengthen their workout without experiencing excess fatigue or muscle pain. One user said, “I had a really long plateau where nothing I did showed results. It was very frustrating because I couldn’t see any gains despite working out almost every day.” He added YK11 and in a little over a month, he developed more muscle definition than he had in half a year. “I think it’s a combination of the efficacy of the product and the motivation to work harder because you see results.”
Others say that they prefer YK11 over other supplements because they don’t experience bloating, or any dampening in their libido. It can burn more fat, but you will need to use the right exercises and follow the right diet to get this result.
Bear in mind that YK11 can increase your hair growth—and whether you see that as a benefit or an unwanted side effect is completely a matter of preference. Some people experience mild twitching in the breast (and in rare cases, slight breast enlargement) but not enough to cause alarm or be visibly noticeable. Don’t worry, you won’t get man boobs.
YK11 tends to give faster results than Ostarine and LGD 4033, but since it’s a stronger SARM you should consult your medical practitioner if you have pre-existing medical conditions.
Andarine Before And After Results
Andarine (also called S4) was one of the first SARMS to take the body building world by storm. People said that it gave them “crazy gains” and their before and after pictures on social media were one of the reasons why everyone started looking into SARMS to supplement their fitness routine.
One of the best benefits of Andarine is that it significantly boosts your performance. You are stronger and faster, which can let you intensify your workouts and hit your personal goals. If you’ve plateau’d or feel you’ve hit your personal limits, Andarine may help you get to the next level.
Another comment we often see on body builders forums and blogs is that it makes you very vascular. If you like the look of veins popping through your muscular physique, then consider adding this to your routine. It also makes your muscles look rock hard and definitely more defined. This effect usually appears in the second or third week of the cycle.
Andarine can also help shed stubborn fat. One test conducted on lab rats found that it helped them burn fat while improving their bone strength. While more clinical trials are needed, there’s enough anecdotal evidence in the body building community—from before and after pics to testimonials—that Andarine offers the power combo of building muscle while blowing away the fat.
But it’s important to take Andarine in the right dosages, and to go through proper Post Cycle Therapy. It is a strong SARM, and there are concerns that if it is not used in the recommended amounts, that it can affect vision. First, it seems everything has a yellow tinge (like you used a sepia filter on your phone). Then, you can experience effects your side or peripheral vision. This usually occurred at insanely high dosages of 50/mg a day. So don’t overuse Andarine, and start at a lower dosage before working your way to the recommended amount.
Boost your Performance, Your Muscle and your Health
SARMS and other body building supplements can help you achieve more intense and efficient workouts, while improving your gains. They are generally seen as safer than steroids, because they don’t affect your hormones.
But, like all supplements, they should be taken responsibly and within recommended amounts. Arm yourself with information about different SARMS and body building enhancers, and make the choice that’s best for you. Always combine supplements with proper diet and dedicated exercise and training. You can achieve the body you want—just don’t give up, find the right regimen and tools, and keep bringing your best to the gym.
Body Changes to Expect After SARMs Intake
Given below are some of the most obvious changes your body can experience after a regular intake of various SARMs:
1- Boosted Muscle Growth
Athletes who have regularly resorted to a specific SARM for a few months claim a drastic increase in their muscle mass. You can expect your body’s lean muscle mass to increase up to 30 pounds after using a prescribed dosage of different SARMs for around 4 months. Taking around 20mg of MK2866 (Ostarine Ostabolic) can significantly help your muscle growth.
This rate of muscle growth also varies from person to person. You can experience quicker results if you are hitting the gym regularly and are following a strict diet. On the other hand, someone might experience no muscle growth at all despite taking some amount of Ostarine regularly. Each body has its own needs for muscle development, which explains why you should always consult an expert before taking any SARM or steroid for your muscles.
2- Fat Loss
Almost all SARMs are great when it comes to losing fat. SARMs have the power to break down your body fat and convert it into energy. This fat-burning capability is exactly what makes SARMs every bodybuilder’s favorite. Given below are some of the most common SARM compounds that can get you rid of extra fat inside your body:
- SR9009 (Stenabolic)
- GW501516 (Cardarine)
- S-4 (Andarine)
- LGD4033 (Anabolicum Ligandrol)
Your daily activity and lifestyle can significantly affect the time taken by any of these SARMs to affect your body fat. Sometimes, taking more than the required amount of a specific SARM daily can have very dangerous effects on your overall health. This is why you should always consult a health practitioner or a nutritionist before you start taking any of these for fat loss purposes.
3- Enhanced Stamina
One of the most common benefits of SARMs intake is better and stronger stamina. As stated above, most of the SARMs can convert your body’s excess fat into energy. This is of great help to sportsmen and athletes. Taking prescribed doses of a specific SARM or a combination of a few of these can help you stay energetic and active all day long.
Over months of usage, you can experience an overall increase in your body’s stamina and strength. Those who take SARMs regularly claim that they rarely feel tired or exhausted and don’t find it hard to indulge in tiring tasks. SARMs like RAD140 (Testolone) and S-4 (Andarine) are commercially prepared to help gym freaks spend some extra hours on the treadmills without feeling tired or experiencing body pains.
4- No Muscles Wasting
An irregular workout routine can often weaken your bones, tissues, and muscles. The risk is further enhanced if you don’t take care of diet and hydration. Luckily, SARMs intake helps prevent muscle wasting and other such weakness-related issues in your body. Currently, LGD4033 (Anabolicum Ligandrol) is under trails for its muscle and soft tissue strengthening abilities.
Those who have taken this and a few other SARMs, even in amounts as low as 5mg daily, have reported a notable increase in their muscles’ strength. Again, there is no fixed molecule type and dosage that works well for everyone. You would have to consult an expert before using any of the SARMs to ensure your muscular strength.
5- Better Recovery from Injuries and Sprains
Long-term usage of SARMs has been reported to increase the body’s endurance and recovery rate. SARM compounds usually improve the body’s energy and muscle production. This is of great value when it comes to repairing body injuries. Anyone who takes SARMs regularly develops endurance to pains and fatigue over time. This regular SARM usage is also of great help in terms of repairing the torn and damaged tissues and muscles. Most of the SARM molecules have been proved to increase the speed of muscle and tissue growth, thus helping in curing the related injuries.
SARMs Side Effects
It would be unfair to expect the SARM compounds to offer such great body changeswithout any side effects. However, SARMs aren’t as potent as other steroids and therefore have very few side-effects. Some of these side-effects include the following:
- Increased infertility risks in men
- Aggressive behavior development
- Mental diseases
- Bones issues
It’s important to note that these side effects have been noticed after a few months of SARMs usage. There is no valid information about the long-term side effects of these compounds since most of them are currently under trails and are being researched.
At this point, users can easily save themselves from most of the SARM side-effects by taking only the prescribed amounts of dosage. Other than that, staying physically active, taking a well-balanced diet, and keeping yourself hydrated can also save you from most of these harmful effects.