Success Rebel’s Guide To SARMs

Introduction

What are SARMs?

SARMs are selective androgen receptors modulators. They quickly becoming a milder and healthier alternative for performance enhancement. Especially in bodybuilding. 

They are non steroidal at all. Meaning they are not steroids. Nor do they contain any of the same ingredients or substances as steroidal compounds. 

However, they can be used as anabolic products themselves. They offer many of the same benefits as steroids themselves without some of the nasty side effects. 

I know it sounds too good to be true. But that is actually the case. I have been using SARMs for the past two and half years. In fact, I am about another cycle again soon for a cut. 

I have tried a couple different SARMs from many different vendors and have gained quite a bit of knowledge and wisdom over the past two years and half years. 

This knowledge I share with you in future articles as well as share a log of next cycle on a specific cutting SARM stack. 

This post will serve an intro into the world of SARMs and other performance enhancing products for a lot of you guys. 

This is cool stuff so pay attention.

SARMs: What Is Their Function?

Now back to the subject I started talking about earlier. What do these supplements do?

Androgens are a specific class of hormones that connect (ligands) and bind to androgen receptors. This happens in a very similar fashion as steroidal compounds. 

They do this in a similar fashion to pro hormones and anabolic androgenic steroids. However, SARMs contains non of the androgenic side effects.  

SARMs do this by being able to stimulate or block the effects of the hormone receptor at different times and under different circumstances. 

I am not going to get too deep into the science because I know you guys honestly do not care about that. You more want to the benefits, drawbacks, dosage, etc. 

In that light, think of SARMs mimics the positive effects of steroids without the shitty side effects. 

Why Were SARMs Developed?

SARMs were actually developed to prevent muscle wasting for osteoporosis patients and any other condition that left patients prone to muscle wasting.  They were also used for hormone replacement therapy. 

SARMs were an attractive alternative to steroids in these fields because you got none of the unwanted side effects and they were just as effective in helping the patient. 

SARMs continue to be researched heavily by pharmaceutical companies as an alternative to steroids in a lot of these cases.   

How Does This Apply To Guys And Fitness Goals?

I think I have made the effects of SARMs pretty clear by this point. However, just in case you wanted a greater idea of how they can help your fitness goals I have explanation for that below. 

For gym rats, like myself, this means SARMs can be used in the place of or in conjunction with anabolic steroids. Here are a couple uses and benefits below:

- Putting dense and lean muscle
- Great strength gains
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Prevents muscle loss and catabolism  
- Strengthens ligaments, tendons, and joints
- Can be used as a bridge or for post cycle therapy after an anabolic steroid cycle
- Very little natural testosterone suppression 
- No conversion to estrogen 
- No effect or toxocity on the liver
- Similar effects to testosterone
- Can be taken orally
- Legal (for now)

Which SARMs Should I Look Into?

There a couple that are pretty good SARMs that I have used before that worth your research, time, and investment.

From a muscle building standpoint you should look into these different compounds for your research:

- Ostarine (MK-2866)
- Ligandrol (LGD-4033)
- S4 (Andarine)
- RAD 140 (Testalone)
- YK 11 
- Stenabolic (SR 9009)
- Cardarine (GW-501506)
- Ibutamorin (MK-677). 

They all used for slightly different research purposes as I will explain below.   

Breakdown Of Each SARM For Research Purposes

This is a quick overview of the most popular SARMs on the market. I will give a more in depth review and specific details of each at a later date. This will help give you a brief idea of each one functions and how you can use them to help you with your fitness goals. 

Ostarine (MK-2866) - This is also known as Enobosarm. It was originally made for medical conditions that would cause osteoporosis, muscle wasting, and mild hormone replacement therapy. It was originally developed by a pharmaceutical company.

Ostarine can be used for cutting, bulking, pure strength gains, and recomposition. It is a middle ground in potency between S4 and Ligandrol (which I talk about below).

In higher doses, it is great for bulking. In lower doses, fine for cutting and recomposition of your physique. It can be used for a wide range of fitness goals. Plus, it is has little to no side effects. 

There might be a chance slight testosterone suppression. Therefore, post cycle therapy is highly recommended. PCT should only last 4 weeks. 

Ligandrol (LGD-4033) - This supplement was developed for the same reasons as ostarine. Mainly to prevent osteoporosis and muscle wasting. Also originally developed by a pharmaceutical company.

This is the most potent and most anabolic of all the SARMs on this list. It can be used be multi dimensional in its usage like ostarine.

In my experience, it is best maximized during a bulking phase because it's potency. It is also pretty much side effect free when taking the recommended dosage. 

There might be a chance slight testosterone suppression. Therefore, post cycle therapy is highly recommended. PCT should only last 4 weeks. 

S4 (Andarine) - This was meant for the treatment for enlarged prostate. The goal was to lower the weight of the prostate. It was used for osteoporosis and muscle wasting medical conditions.

It is the least potent of all the SARMs we have talked about so far. This is why it is mainly used for maintaining strength and hardening of muscle during a cutting phase.

S4 is great for helping your muscles "fill out". S4 is supposed to give you that "hardened muscle" look. This is great for cutting and retaining muscle.

S4 stops you body from going into complete catabolism and saves muscle. This does have one mild side effect with eye sight but it goes away when scaling the dosage back a little.

There might be a chance slight testosterone suppression. Therefore, post cycle therapy is highly recommended. PCT should only last 4 weeks 

Cardarine (GW-501506) - Funny fact. This is actually not a SARM. It is mistakenly grouped here but I know a lot of you guys associate (and stack) this with other SARMs so I thought I would include it here. 

This is actually a PPAR modulator. This means is it binds with PPARs (Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptors).

This was created to combat a bunch of cardiovascular issues such increasing good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol.  

Overall, it helps the body better utilize all the nutrients that come into the body. This greatly improves endurance and fat loss.

It also helps prevent catabolism. Cardiovascular endurance is where you will see the biggest difference in your body.  

This compound can be particularly useful during cutting phase. Since your calories will be lower, you will not have as much energy. Meaning your endurance goes to shit. Cardarine prevents that. 

I would use this to do marathon cardio sessions during my cutting phases. It worked wonders for me. It helped me burned a lot of calories and stay energetic.

Ibutamorin (MK-677) - This is also not a SARM. Like cardarine, it is commonly grouped here because it works very well when stacked with other SARMs.  This is a growth hormone secretagogue. Meaning it will signal for your pituary gland to secrete (produce) more growth hormone. 

MK-677 also contains absolutely no steroidal properties and does not affect your testosterone levels at all. That means there will be no testosterone suppression.

Therefore, no post cycle therapy is necessary. This works really well when stacked with S4, Ostarine, or Ligandrol. This is defintely one of the most powerful research product out there right now.

Conclusion

That was a lot of information to take in. Like I mentioned earlier, I did not want to get to caught up on the science. I know a lot of guys do not care. We more care about the function, benefits, and drawbacks. 

I am going to get into more of the specifics (dosage, cycling, stacking, etc.) for each one at a later date. Also, post cycle therapy

Plus, I will also show a log of my fitness results when I stack some of these products together in a couple weeks (I am going on a much-needed cut phase). 

So there is a lot of information to come on these products. Do not worry. I am not going to leave you high and dry.

There are few places online where you can get adequete and accurate information for SARMs. I aim to provide that one Success Rebellion.

So stayed tuned. 

Talk to you later. 

Ray Kingsman