If you’ve been lurking around bodybuilding forums over the past few years, you’ve no doubt seen the emergence of a new form of chemical enhancement. SARMs, otherwise known as selective androgen receptor modulators, are quickly becoming one of the most popular alternatives to steroids.
But still, many questions remain. What are the best SARMs? What kind of results do they give you? Is this legal? What’s the best SARMs stack? And perhaps most importantly, what are the potential side effects of taking it? The average lifter knows almost nothing about these compounds.
When taken wisely, SARMs like ligandrol, cardarine, and ostarine can have incredible benefits. You will gain incredible strength, put on tons of muscle, and even keep most of it afterwards. The best part though, is that SARMs have almost none of the side effects that steroids tend to have.
With this in mind, I’ve compiled a definitive, ultimate guide on selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs). My goal is to cover everything you need to know about the best SARMs, so that by the end of this post, you’ll be rushing to buy some and put on some of that sweet, sweet muscle mass.
For those who are naturally inclined towards fitness and building muscle, going to the gym and lifting, pressing, and squatting comes almost instinctively. Sure, nobody is born having exact prior knowledge in the matters of the body—it takes patience, dedication, and perseverance to truly achieve the potential of our bodies.
…but this being said, while it certainly does take a long time to get a shredded physique, there are a ton of shortcuts you can take along the way to make things easier on yourself. There’s supplements you can take, routines you can do, and even specific muscle groups you can focus on to quickly gain the appearance of being jacked.
One of which groups is the chest muscles. I’ve always had naturally large pectoral muscles from a young age, and even when I was a skinny little beanpole (at least in my view) people would complement me on them. Now that I’ve spent time building them up however, I frequently get girls rubbing them and squeezing them at parties (no joke).
The first thing that people associate with a “strong man” are the chest muscles. This association has been practically ingrained into our collective consciousness due to popular culture and celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman. Surprisingly enough, while it may take years to get pecs like them, there’s still a few ways to get killer pecs in just a short time.
In the age of the internet, anyone and everyone can give out advice on supplements—and they do. A simple google search will show that there’s dozens of other “experts” and “gurus” telling you completely bogus myths about supplements like creatine, whey protein, and testosterone boosters.
Bodybuilding isn’t just an art, though—it’s a science. Everything we do can be scientifically verified. So in times like this, where anyone and everyone with a platform is recommending something different, it’s important we turn to science when asking questions like:
It turns out that most of these questions have been answered through extensive research, and although taking creatine won’t make you put on 50 pounds of muscle overnight, it’s certainly a very powerful supplement to add to your regimen. So with that in mind, here’s my crash course on creatine.
When it comes to making considerable gains in all muscle groups, it’s important to maintain an appropriate nutrient level—this gives workouts something to thrive on. Professional bodybuilders and mere enthusiasts alike are no strangers when it comes to accompanying their training with protein and amino acid-enriched shakes.
Of course, supplements aren’t necessarily mandatory for building muscle. Adopting a clean meal plan that contains only organic and nourishing foods is also an excellent approach if you just want a slower and more soft-core development. DefendYourHealthcare.Us is an excellent resource for putting together a couple of dishes that are both delicious and workout-friendly.
In fact, Jon has already written about how you can bulk on a budget if you’re a college student or just broke, so don’t think that you need to purchase any supplements. Nevertheless, if going down the workout champion route is something you want to do, it’s important to choose an approach that suits your needs and goals best.
Here are the five most effective and widely-used nutritional supplements that are the best for gaining muscle fast.
Summer is right around the corner, and just about every guy and his brother is looking to get shredded for those sexy beach babes. People often turn to fad diets, weird exercise routines, and even steroids, but one chemical concoction reigns king to them all: the ECA stack.
While it certainly isn’t as powerful as thermogenics such as DNP (an illegal steroid/fat burner), the ECA stack is considered relatively safe and is used by amateur bodybuilders and guys trying to lose a few pounds of fat alike. Does it actually work though?
The truth is that it does. This so-called “ECA Stack,” short for Ephedrine, Caffeine, and Aspirin, has been used for years due to its ease of acquirement and high effectiveness. This isn’t something you want to mess around with, though—many of these substances should not be consumed if you’re under 18.
That being said, if you’re looking for a magic bullet to push your fat loss into overdrive, look no further than the ECA stack. In this quick, step-by-step guide, I’m going to explain what an ECA stack is, how an ECA stack works, and how to take an ECA stack.
Bodybuilding is pretty fun.
You get to lift weights like an animal, you get to eat tons of really great food, and you get to look like a Greek god.
Every man should have a gym membership, especially in this day and age where very little physical effort is required of us.
If you don’t work out, you’ll slowly turn into a fat slob.
I’ve learned many lessons from the gym.
Some of them were quick to hit me (like don’t lift more than you can handle), and others took years to realize (like the value of discipline).
Overall, bodybuilding has made me a better man, and it can do the same for you.
Here’s 10 badass bodybuilding tips I learned from my skinny to buff transformation.
“How can I go from skinny to buff?” I remember thinking, as my 14-year-old brain scoured the internet looking for any and all advice I could find. It seemed like everyone was contradicting themselves, and I had no idea what to do.
“Do intermittent fasting! It’s great for your hormone levels,” some would say. “Eat every single 2 hours, you’ve got to get big!” others would tell me. The power lifters told me to focus on strength training, the bodybuilders told me to focus on building mass…just about everyone had their own thoughts on getting from skinny to buff.
The problem is that I didn’t want thoughts…I wanted results. I was a scrawny little kid and was desperate for attention from women, and respect from other men. I wanted to be strong, I wanted to be big, and I wanted to be buff.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but this feeling set me down a path that would take me on one of the wildest rides of my life. Like many of us, working out and putting on muscle is a journey, that teaches us about inner strength, courage, discipline, and of course, our own biology.
The other day I was browsing through some old family photos, and stumbled upon one of myself in high school.
I was a beanpole. I was stick-thin. Scrawny. Skinny. 125 pounds soaking wet.
This got me thinking—I’ve changed a lot over the years, but what was it that really set me off? What was the one thing I did that really began to transform my life?
…and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. It was obvious, as clear as day. Embarking on the gym rat’s journey is what changed my life. Here’s how.
Bodybuilding can be pretty expensive. From buying whey protein to pre-workouts to BCAA’s and the latest “must have” supplement, it’s pretty obvious that you need some deep pockets if you’re going to take it seriously.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there’s plenty of cheap bodybuilding meals out there that cost only a dollar or two, and that take only a few minutes to make. Dirty bulking costs even less.
While dirty bulking isn’t necessarily the best “long term,” solution, for all of you broke hard gainers out there trying to get jacked…here’s my advice.
There’s a million different diets out there. From paleo to gluten-free to vegan to vegetarian to tea cleanses, every other “health expert,” has a different recommendation.
It can be hard to know the truth about dieting when you’re first starting out. Believe me, I’ve been there.
One diet that’s surrounded by an ENORMOUS amount of confusion is the steak and eggs diet.
Some people think it’s horrible for you, some say it’s great for you…well in this article, I’m going to expose the truth about the steak and eggs diet.