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 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. If you don’t know what that is, check out my Beginner’s Guide to Ostarine (MK-2866).
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.
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.
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.
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.
For my PCT, I used Red-PCT (which is no longer on the market). It probably wasn’t necessary to take Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) because SARMs aren’t damaging to your hormonal system, but I decided to err on the side of caution just to be safe. You could get any generic PCT from Amazon and be completely fine.
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.
Whenever people consider taking SARMs, they’re obviously very worried about the side effects. Thankfully however, as I covered in my Ultimate Guide to SARMs, 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. This is common when you put on large amounts of muscle, because the same hormone responsible for muscle growth (testosterone) also tends to make your skin more oily. That was about it, though.
When you do take SARMs, just be sure to take a shower each day. Don’t be a gross slob, and you should be fine. Read my Guide to Men’s Skincare, and consider going to the sauna after each workout for 15 minutes to detox and sweat out the nasty stuff. You should be good if you do these two things.
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. That’s why I recommend Proven Peptides.
Proven Peptides has every single batch of 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.
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!
Jon Anthony is a world renowned dating coach and the founder of Masculine Development, a website specifically dedicated to helping men improve their personal, dating, and financial lives. After years of training men how to attract women, build muscle, and make more money, Jon created the "7 Strategies" program to help kickstart your journey to success. Jon firmly believes that every man should have control over his own life, and he created Masculine Development to share his passion with men who want success in all areas.