SARM 101: Cycling Dos and Don’ts Part 1

  • calender May 07, 2019
  • author by Boss Peptides & SARMS
SARM 101: Cycling Dos and Don’ts Part 1

Finally decided in using SARM to help you build muscle? Good for you, and congratulations on your decision! Us here in Boss Peptides encourage safe and responsible use of SARMs so that you can unleash their full potential. Before embarking on your SARM quest, there are several SARM cycling dos and don’ts that you need to consider. For this post, we’ll talk about the “dos” for cycling SARMS.

Know how SARMs work before using them

Study the SARM you want to take before starting your cycle. Did someone in the gym recommend a SARM for your training? It must be really good since you can see the effects on him. All that muscle and veins popping, plus his abs! However, just like any supplements, vitamins, and medications, SARM’s react differently in each individual. Key things you need to know are:

  • Recommended dosage
  • The mechanism of action
  • What is most effective for
  • Its effective dose
  • Half-life
  • Cycle length
  • Side effects

Although not many people report problems with SARMs and peptides, there are still those who experience sides such as vision problems, suppression, aggression, lack of sleep, as well as others. The more you know about your SARM, the more you will be able to understand what’s happening to your body.

Stick to one SARM on your first cycle

You’ve heard of serious bodybuilders stacking their SARMs to help them achieve their bodybuilding goals. Stacking is using different SARMs and peptides in order to take advantage of their unique benefits. For example, you stack LGD-4033 Ligandrol with RAD-140 Testolone for bulking. Both compounds are great for bulking even on solo use, but the results are great when you stack them together.

The problem is, what if you experience sides (or side effects) while using both? Which of the two caused the side effect? Because of the presence of two compounds in your body, you cannot really tell which one is the reason for your problem.

Another reason for going solo on your first cycle is your body’s sensitivity. Your receptors never had anything that will modify their function. Your body also never surpassed its natural physiologic capability of bulking and fat metabolism. You’ll definitely feel the effects of your SARMs stack, and along with it the risk of experiencing sides. This is especially true for suppressive SARMs.

Use only one SARM for your first cycle so that you’ll know your body’s reaction and if will work for you.

Study about PCT

PCT or post cycle therapy helps reverse the effects of suppression. Although some SARMs state that PCT is not necessary, you may want to help your endocrine system to return to its natural function. Yes, there are those who experience fewer sides and suppression and revert to their normal physiologic state a few days or weeks post cycle. However, as a beginner in SARM cycling, your body needs help in recovering from sides and suppression from SARMs.

Off-cycle PCT often runs for 4 weeks, and the compound to use may vary depending on SARMs used/stacked as well as the duration of the cycle. Most PCT therapy drugs include:

Aristamine is used for mild SARMs or solo cycles, while Nolvadex and Clomid are used for stacked SARMs and/or SARMs that run for longer cycles. The main problem with going off-cycle is the suppression of natural testosterone levels, which is a natural anabolic hormone. Due to the imbalance of testosterone and estrogen levels, your body enters a catabolic state. What does this mean for your muscles? You gradually lose all that muscle gain you worked so hard to build during your cycle.

Know about PCT and how it will reverse the effects of suppression as well as side effects. Ask your doctor on how much PCT drugs you should take to help your body ease back to its hormonal homeostasis.

Understand your diet and training goals

Blindly turning to SARMs without a concrete plan with your diet and fitness goals is like going straight to battle without ammunition. One of the reasons why newbies trying out SARMS fail to gain from their cycle is that they are not exactly sure why they are doing their diet and training in the first place. Is it to lose weight? Maintain your current build? Or is it to help you get bigger than where you are now? How much do you want to lose, and how much do you want to gain?

Diet and training play a huge role in how SARMs act on your body. Your body is processing muscles and fats at a fast rate that you need to boost your nutrient uptake to support this. SARMs also requires musculoskeletal stimulation. You cannot stimulate receptors that are sleeping due to inactivity.

To fully understand why you need to identify with your diet and fitness goals, let’s take a look at how different SARMs are best used for:

  • Andarine S-4 – mostly for fat oxidation and metabolism. Helps deliver ketones directly to your muscles during the cutting cycle to prevent catabolism
  • Ostarine MK-2866– boosts lean muscle gains, most suitable for bulking
  • Testolone RAD-140 – helps you gain lean muscle on an average of 2lbs per week (anecdotal)

This means if you want to retain your weight and current bulk, you should go for Andarine. Conversely, if you want to lose fat faster, don’t go for Testolone and Ostarine since their main action is for bulking.

Maintain high-nutrition diet and training on and off cycle

Contrary to what most believe, the effects of SARMs do not continue during off-cycle. Once you stop using your SARMs, you’re body slowly but surely go back to its normal metabolic state. True that you no longer have the support of an anabolic compound, but that does not mean you should go lax on your diet and training.

Continue to train and eat the same way you started with your cycle. You need all the help you can get to battle SARM sides, and most especially aid your suppressed endocrine system. Keep stimulating your muscles so that you won’t slide into catabolism.

Knowing what you should do as you use SARMs will help you take advantage of its effects and appreciate the results. By observing the right practice of cycling SARMs, you will achieve your fitness goals and minimize sides associated with poor use. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post: cycling don’ts with SARMs.

What’s your best practice for cycling SARMs? Please share your recommendations so that those who are new in researching about the compound will gain better knowledge on proper use and dosing.

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