SARMs- What Results Can You Expect?
Published Date: August 2, 2020
For most bodybuilders, athletes or just anyone looking to build body muscle and lose extra body fat, the recent invention of SARMs has been a life-saver. This is mainly because SARMs hold the promise of helping you gain as much as 30 pounds of muscle in as little time as 90 days, without necessarily requiring intense work-out or a restricted diet.
But those are just general results that you can expect only after using a certain type of SARM, and after taking a specific dosage for a certain cycle length. In this article, we are going to give you all the specific answers you need including what the most common SARMs in the market are and what kind of results you should expect after taking them.
But first, let us define what SARMs are and how they work.
What are SARMS?
Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators commonly abbreviated as SARMs, are a type of muscle-building drugs that work by binding androgen receptors. Originally created to prevent cancer patients from shedding too much muscle, SARMs have also been known to improve athletic performance and encourage fat loss.
However, because SARMs are frequently compared to steroids, it is common to wonder if they have any side effects like the anabolic-androgenic compounds. To put your mind at ease, no, SARMs do not have any intense side effects like steroids. While steroids affect other parts of your body like brain receptors, SARMs are more selective, and only affect the muscle tissues, hence preventing nausea and hair loss commonly associated with steroids.
Perhaps that is why SARMs are becoming increasingly popular each day. They offer all the advantageous results associated with steroids without the negative side effects.
Common Types of SARMs and their Expected Results
- RAD 140
RAD 140, also known as Testolone, is a SARM with an anabolic ratio of 90:1, meaning it builds muscles faster and better without any androgenic side effects. The dosage of RAD 140 is between 4mg and 12 mg twice a day, but a dosage of 30mg per day is not uncommon. Its optimal cycle length is 4 to 6 weeks and it has a half-life of 16 hours.
Expected Results: Because RAD 140 is immensely powerful and strong, you can expect incredible results a few weeks into the dosage. A user of RAD 140 reported in Muscle Development that they experienced a 21-pound muscle gain and 12-pound fat loss after taking a 30mg dosage per day for 60 days.
MK-677 is a type of SARM that is not hormonal and as a result, it does not have any major side effects nor does it need a Post Cycle Therapy(PCT) after taking it. 25mg of MK-677 should be taken every night before going to sleep for maximum results.
Expected Results: You should expect to gain at least 20 pounds of muscle a few months into the dosage. With MK-677, you can also experience your hands going numb or shivering after starting the dosage. If this happens, do not worry. It is a common side effect that will subside with time.
- Ostarine MK-2866
Ostarine works by maintaining your muscle bulk during cutting season. When you use it for a longer time and in higher dosage, Ostarine can prevent the creation of the natural testosterone hence it requires a PCT when taking it. Ostarine’s dosage is 10mg to 25 mg and it has a cycle length of 6 to 10 weeks.
Expected Results: You can expect to gain 15 Pounds of Muscle in a few weeks, especially if you are on a calorie-deficit diet.
- LGD 4033
LGD 4033 is an extremely powerful SARM that requires a PCT after taking it. Having a half-life of 24 hours, 20mg of LGD 4033 should be taken once every day for 12 weeks.
Expected Results: You should expect a 3-pound muscle gain three weeks into taking the dosage, and a 10 Pound muscle-gain after completing the cycle.
How to Get Better Results with SARMs
As much as the results above are impressive, it is not uncommon for someone to want to get better results as quickly as they could. There are three ways in which that is possible, and they include:
- Stacking Different Types of SARMs
Stacking SARMs simply refers to using different types of SARMs or using SARMs and steroids at the same time to gain more muscle and lose more fat in a short period. One SARMs stack used by Jon Anthony of Muscle Development included an Ostarine Dosage of 25mg/day, an LGD 4300 dosage of 10mg/day and Cardarine Dosage of 10mg/day. After using the stack for 90 days, Jon reported an 18-pound muscle-gain and 7-pound fat loss.
However, as much the results will be better, it should be noted that stacking SARMS can potentially harm the production of your natural testosterone and cause major side effects associated with lack of testosterone. To be safe, it is recommended to use a SARMs PCT when stacking.
- Maintaining a Strict Diet
Most bodybuilders go through the bulking and cutting season when they are looking to build their muscles or lose body fat. While SARMs can help them achieve these goals, having a restricted diet can go a long way to help them achieve their goals faster. This restricted diet can include either an increased calorie intake or a reduced calorie intake, depending on the type of SARM they are using.
- Having a Consistent Fitness Routine
For even better results and to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you should continue working out hard and consistently while taking SARMs.
To summarise, not everyone will have great results after taking the SARMs. The effectiveness of the SARMs on a person depends majorly on the type of person you are. For example, if you are an active athletic person, the timeframe of the SARMs working effectively might be shorter than for a person who is not as actively athletic.
Also, because our bodies are very different from each other, some SARMs might work better for a certain type of people and work slower or have major side effects on others. To be safe, you should do maximum research and consult a medical practitioner before using SARMs.
Other than that, it should typically take around 4 to 16 weeks for you to start experiencing the amazing transformation on your body after taking SARMs, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.