I’ve been meaning to write a “SARMs before and after” article for a while now, and here it is. I just got finished with a 90 day cycle of Ostarine, Ligandrol, and Cardarine…and the results have been nothing short of incredible to be completely blunt.
Over the past 90 days I’ve jumped up by around 18 pounds of muscle, and lost about 7 pounds of bodyfat. So in other words I’m actually MORE muscular and MORE lean than I was before I took SARMs. For anyone trying to build muscle and lose fat at the same time, you know how big of a deal this was.
In this article I’m going to chronicle my “SARMs before and after” experience, and discuss what it was like, the dosages I took, where I got my SARMs, and anything I would’ve done differently. This is my attempt at a comprehensive SARMs before and after guide.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
That’s me right above in those pictures. The first picture (on the left) was pre-SARMs, or technically “Day 1.” The second picture was around “Day 85” even though it was technically supposed to be a 90-day cycle, I decided to take the picture a little bit early.
Before I started taking SARMs I weighed about 147lbs and was around 12-13% bodyfat. Certainly not “out of shape” but definitely not turning heads at all. In the second picture, which was near the end of my SARM cycle, I weighed about 160lbs at 8% bodyfat. Not bad, not bad at all.
In total, my experience taking some of the SARMs was incredible. My energy levels shot through the roof, I had WAY more strength, and I was way more aggressive in all endeavors in life. I attribute this mainly to the Ostarine.
As you can see, I’m also far more defined and lean in the second picture. While the Ostarine certainly helped with this, I attribute this effect primarily to the Ligandrol and Cardarine I was taking. Those two SARMs are usually taken for shredding, and boy did they do a damn good job at that.
As for the food I ate, I followed a traditional bulking diet. I did cheat here and there, but for the most part, I aimed to get about 180 grams of protein per day, and about 300-500 calories above maintenance.
I would attribute a lot of the gains I got to the MK-2866, more commonly known as Ostarine.
Studies have shown that it’s one of the strongest SARMs out there.
I felt the Ostarine kick in within just a few days, and noticed increased strength.
Within a week I was breaking personal records in the gym, too.
Ligandrol, otherwise known as LGD-4033, is another great SARM, too.
There’s a lot of misinformation about Ligandrol, though.
Lots of people say it’s stronger than Ostarine (which is total bullshit).
It’s not—but, it’s great at shredding fat, and creating the “cut and dry” look.
I couldn’t tell if I felt the Ligandrol right away, but it definitely worked overall.
I didn’t really know what to expect with Cardarine, to be honest.
Cardarine (GW-501516) is known for improving endurance, mainly.
In fact, according to studies, it increased endurance by over 200% compared to placebo.
That’s pretty damn impressive… and to be honest, I definitely felt an increase in endurance.
This helped me go harder and longer in the gym, which was great.
Like I said before, my experience was awesome. I got to eat a shit ton of food all the time, and as long as I hit my macros, I was gaining muscle and losing fat. In fact, it almost got to be a bit much at times, because I had to eat so damn much to keep up with my gains.
I felt the SARMs kick in within a day or two, which was awesome. I felt a huge surge of strength, and could easily blow past my previous plateaus in the gym with no problems. By around Day 14 the effects began to peak, and from here on out, it was smooth sailing.
The biggest benefit, in my opinion, was the increased aggression and dominance. I felt that girls could sense these things, and responded so much more favorably to me in social interactions. In addition to this, the added strength, energy, and libido were also great.
It got to the point where I had to have sex at least once a day, otherwise I’d just be so pent up with sexual energy. This is not unlike when you’re on steroids, although I felt that the effect of SARMs was much “cleaner” than anything I’ve ever done before. Very few to no side effects, very few to no worries.
For my SARMs cycle, I decided to stick with it for 90 days. The reason why is because in my experience, 60 day cycles of anything don’t always give you the “full effect” since it takes you a few weeks to really get into the swing of things and get a feel of things. With SARMs though, this wasn’t the case.
I felt the benefits of the Ostarine, Ligandrol, and Cardarine almost instantly—within a day or two. Compared to steroids, this is lightning quick. Steroids, especially the slower acting ones such as Testosterone Enanthate, can take up to a month to fully start kicking in. SARMs hit me almost immediately, which was great.
Depending on your goals, the cycle you want to run might change… but if you want similar results to me, you can follow my dosage guidelines.
For my SARMs cycle, I took the following doses each day:
In retrospect, I would’ve upped the doses by about double, but I wanted to use the “minimum effective dose” to see just how powerful SARMs really were. For my source I used Proven Peptides, which was a great experience. They are quick to respond via email, and even have a phone line you can call. My package arrived within 5 days, and from there, it was go time.
PCT stands for post cycle therapy, which is something you do after your SARMs cycle.
The idea is that SARMs mildly decrease testosterone levels, so you want to get them back up.
A PCT is meant to do just that. It’s a bunch of natural ingredients which increase testosterone, to help you recover, and keep all of your SARMs gains.
For my PCT, I used Red PCT 2.0, which in my opinion, is the best SARMs PCT on the market.
Just one bottle will last your whole PCT, and you just take a pill with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for 30 days. That’s it.
It’s got some awesome testosterone boosting ingredients in it as well, and my blood test results show that my testosterone levels are 100% back to normal.
Next, onto the workout routine that I used. When you’re taking SARMs, you have a very precious 90 day period where your body is absolutely PRIMED to shred fat and pack on slabs of muscle. So having a proper workout routine is absolutely essential if you want to maximize your gains.
For my workout, I used the one I’ve been using for years: Body of an Alpha. I started developing it years ago when I was deep into lifting weights, and I just wasn’t satisfied with any of the routines I found online for free. So now, I’ve put it into a package deal and I sell it for a few bucks.
My Body of an Alpha routine is specifically formulated to develop that “V-Taper” that attracts women like a magnet. And while it was in large part the reason why I gained so much muscle during this cycle, you can use whatever the fuck routine you want.
I can’t give away the full routine, because that wouldn’t be fair to the people who bought it—but I can tell you what it’s based off of. The Body of an Alpha routine combines strength training with hypertrophy, which is what I recommend, so that you get the best of both worlds. Again, I cover it all in the book, but you can do whatever the fuck you want to do.
Whenever people consider taking SARMs, they’re obviously very worried about the side effects. Thankfully however, they have very few side effects at all. This is almost entirely due to their “selective action” on androgen receptors, which allows you to gain the benefits of steroids without the negatives.
I didn’t experience any testicle shrinkage at all (believe me, the girls would’ve told me). I didn’t experience any “roid rage,” or any weird emotional changes either. There wasn’t any gynecomastia (bitch tits) or balding, and there wasn’t a drop in my testosterone levels.
The only real “side effect” if you can call it that, was a little bit of increased acne, and some mild testosterone suppression. After a PCT though, your testosterone will be back to normal.
I personally use Red PCT 2.0 after SARMs cycles. You don’t need a full blown Nolvadex or Clomid PCT like you would for steroids.
After a month of this PCT, I got my blood work done, and according to my doctor, my testosterone levels are quite high.
Some people have noticed a slight increase in cholesterol levels though, which isn’t good. Personally I got mine tested, and they were fine… thanks to my SARMs cycle protocol below.
Like I said, I did get a little bit of increased acne. It wasn’t much, though.
You can mitigate this by hitting the sauna and just having a good skincare routine.
As for the cholesterol, you can avoid this SARMs side effect by taking some simple supplements.
While I was on my SARMs cycle, I took these three things for cholesterol:
If you take these supplements, you can avoid 99% of the SARMs side effects.
They can all be found on Amazon for pretty cheap, so if you have naturally high cholesterol, it’s worth it.
When you’re trying to get SARMs online, you have to be super careful. There’s a ton of scams out there, and you don’t want to blow a few hundred bucks on some weird mystery liquid that’s going to make you break out in hives or fuck with your body.
In fact, I wrote a full article on why most SARMs for sale are scammers, and some of them even threatened to sue me after I exposed them.
Some of these guys even stole my before and after pictures, then put their on logo on it. How scummy is that?
You have to be VERY careful when you buy SARMs online, because mark my words, most companies out there are 100% full of shit.
That being said, I got all of my SARMs from Proven Peptides. All of these before and after pictures were from taking their SARMs.
Every single batch of their SARMs verified by a third party laboratory, so that you know it’s at least 99.9% pure. They also have a lot of testimonials, and an active Reddit community, which tends to signal that they’re legitimate. Not to mention the fact that my results obviously wouldn’t happen from fake SARMs.
I placed my order in Bitcoin, so that good old “Big Brother” won’t be snooping over my shoulder, but you can place your order however the hell you like. They accept Credit Card, Debit Card, eCheck, Zelle, and Google Pay. Again, I prefer to use Bitcoin, but you can use whatever you like.
Once I ordered my shipment of SARMs, it arrived in the mail within 5 days. It was all very discreet too, which was nice—it came wrapped up inside of a yellow envelope, without any labels or references to SARMs on it. I opened it up, and the glass bottles were all wrapped in bubble wrap, so nothing would break. Easy peasy.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails and DM’s lately asking questions about SARMs.
So, I’ve compiled a list of all the SARMs questions I could think of.
Feel free to leave a comment down below, to let me know if you think I missed anything.
If you get a pill form of SARMs, then you just swallow the pill. Done and done.
Personally I prefer to take my SARMs first thing in the morning, because it’s easier.
A lot of people worry about the timing, but it’s really not a big deal.
For the liquid SARMs (which I prefer), you just squeeze your dose into a cup.
Then, put some water in the cup. Drink it down.
It doesn’t taste that great, but hey, we’re taking SARMs to get jacked—not for the taste.
Then, just put some more water in there, swish it around, and drink it down.
I usually do this a couple times to avoid leaving any SARMs liquid in the glass.
You can try putting it directly into your mouth, but I tried it once, and it was pretty gross.
If you want to know how to take liquid SARMs, you need to calculate your dosage properly.
Taking liquid SARMs is actually quite easy, but most people screw it up.
First, figure out your dosage. Let’s take Ostarine as an example.
Say you want to take 25mg of Ostarine per day. Okay, great.
Liquid SARMs have a “concentration dosage” which is just how many mg are in each ml.
For Proven Peptides, their Ostarine is dosed at 25mg/ml.
So, this means that there’s 25mg of Ostarine per each milliliter of their liquid.
That means that if you want to take 25mg of Ostarine per day, you just take one full dropper each day.
It’s that simple. Lots of guys screw up the mg to ml conversion, but it’s pretty easy once you understand it.
Let’s take another example—say liquid Ligandrol. Let’s say you want to take 10mg/day for your SARMs cycle.
Okay, so again—Proven Peptides’ Ligandrol is dosed at 10mg/ml.
This means there’s 10mg of Ligandrol per milliliter of their liquid.
So, if you want to take 10mg of Ligandrol per day, just take one full dropper per day (one milliliter).
If you want to take 20mg of Ligandrol per day, just take two full droppers each day (two milliliters).
Get the idea? I know it can be confusing sometimes, but it’s pretty easy once you understand it.
Plus, in my opinion, liquid SARMs are higher quality than powdered SARMs.
Most scam companies sell powdered SARMs. There’s a few good ones, but I like to stay safe with liquid.
A lot of people worry about when to take SARMs, but it’s not that big of a deal.
Most SARMs have relatively long half lives, which means they stay in your system for a couple days.
Personally, I just take my SARMs first thing in the morning, at the same time every day.
This is the key. When you take your SARMs doesn’t really matter, as long as it’s the same time each day.
If you miss a dose, you can double up, too. Obviously try not to miss a dose, but if you do, it’s not a big deal.
I’ve taken steroids, I’ve taken SARMs, and I’ve taken prohormones… and in my opinion, SARMs are the way to go.
Steroids are certainly stronger, but they cause way more side effects. When I took roids, I had to deal with all kinds of cholesterol and acne bullshit.
Prohormones are absolute garbage. They’re basically watered down versions of steroids that are 10x more toxic on your liver.
SARMs, on the other hand, offer the best of both worlds. Not only are they incredible for building muscle, but they have very few side effects.
Most SARMs will be out of your system within a few days, even if you’ve been taking them for a while.
SARMs typically have a short half life, which means your system processes them fairly quickly.
Let’s take Ostarine for example, which has a half life of 24 hours. That’s pretty long for a SARM.
If you’re taking 25mg per day, and you stop, within 24 hours, only 12.5mg will be left in your system.
Within 48 hours, only 6.25mg will be left in your system. Within 72 hours, only 3mg.
Most SARMs will be 100% out of your system within a week, due to their relatively short half lives when compared to steroids.
If you’re worried about a drug test, I wouldn’t be concerned. They won’t give you a false positive.
Even if you’re an athlete, unless you’re competing at an Olympic level, they probably won’t test for them.
SARMs cycles typically last about 8-12 weeks.
So, this means that you’ll take a SARM for 8-12 weeks, and then get off of it.
You should probably do a PCT in between, which is meant to get your testosterone levels back to normal.
Again, I use Red PCT 2.0 for a month after my SARMs cycle, then wait a little while before starting another.
You’ll keep most of the gains from your SARMs cycle, so you don’t need to worry about getting right back on them.
I usually suggest that people wait 2-3 months in between another SARMs cycle, but the minimum is one month.
I wrote an article on the best SARMs you should check out, but here’s the recap.
In terms of strength, here are the top 3 best SARMs:
RAD 140 is by far the best SARM on the market.
It’s got an anabolic ratio of 90:1, which means it’s 90% as strong as pure testosterone.
Here’s the key, though—that 1? That means it only has 1% of the side effects.
Beyond this, Ostarine and Ligandrol are the two strongest SARMs on the market.
People often lump YK-11 in this group, and while it’s very powerful, it isn’t technically a SARM.
Overall, if I had to do SARMs again, I would’ve done two things differently. First, I would’ve taken about double the doses I took, and second I would’ve eaten way more food. If I had done that, I probably could’ve put on twice as much muscle and gotten down to 4% bodyfat.
Even with minimum doses though, my results were pretty superb. I had just gotten done with a major product release, in which I had neglected to go to the gym for a while—so it was nice to “jumpstart” my progress back to being jacked with a little “liquid magic” in a bottle.
If you do decide to do SARMs, I recommend you try out the classic cycle of Ostarine, Ligandrol, and Cardarine first. It’s a great combination to not only pack on slabs of lean muscle, but also shred your bodyfat down so that you look like a chiseled Greek statue.
This was the first “SARMs before and after” article I’ve ever written, so if I left anything out please let me know in the comments section below. As always, I hope you guys enjoyed the article, and feel free to give me your feedback. I wish you many gains to come, and I’ll see you next time!
Product Name: My First SARMs Cycle
Product Description: My first cycle of Ostarine, Cardarine, and Ligandrol, purchased from Proven Peptides.
Summary (SARMs Before and After Results)
Overall, my first cycle of SARMs gave me incredible results. The Ostarine, Ligandrol, and Cardarine were taken daily, in conjunction with one another, first thing in the morning. I ended up gaining about 18 pounds of muscle and losing about 7 pounds of fat, which completely transformed my body. In summary, I would recommend these SARMs to anyone who wants to transform their body!
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