April 16th, 2018 by Peach
If you know what I’m talking about, you’re ahead of the game, and chances are you’ve heard about the benefits. Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (S.A.R.M) are all the rage in athletics and bodybuilding.
This isn’t a science article so I won’t delve into the minutia, but suffice to say, SARMS are a bodybuilding supplement that mimics steroids anabolic properties, without mimicking its androgenic properties, i.e. side effects. You get the good without the bad. Sounds too good to be true? That’s why I’m finding out for myself.
After hearing over and over again about athletes failing PED tests for “Ostarine,” I needed to try it. If you search Ostarine, you’ll quickly realize why it is a banned substance. Apparently, it works. Not only does it help you build muscle faster, recover quicker, and perform better in athletics, it’s side effect free! Being an athlete and a biology enthusiast, all of this interested me. So I decided to put it to the test by buying some. This post will serve as my data entry sheet. Enjoy the ride.
I purchased two months worth of liquid Ostarine and another SARM, Cardarine (GW 501516). The suggested dosage range for Ostarine is 12.5 mg for those just looking for recovery but not much muscle addition, all the way up to 50 mg a day for those looking to maximize the supplements effects. From what I read there didn’t seem to be much efficacy for going over 25 mg a day first thing in the morning. Always start out on the low end to assess tolerance. Ya right. Does that sound like me? Nope. I’d definitely be doing 50 mg a day if I could afford it. Unfortunately, 50 mg a day was out of my price range.
Ostarine is just one of the many SARMS on the market. I researched a few others and settled on Cardarine. It is touted as “exercise in a bottle.” As in, this stuff exercises for you. What!? I had to try it. It’s also less expensive than Ostarine. Apparently, it improves endurance without having to do cardio. This sounds incredibly awesome. The dose is 10 mg a day, 45 minutes before exercise. I’m highly suspicious.
I’m not here to sell you SARMS, so I’m not going to mention a specific company, but I bought from the site with the best review. The reviews were good, but that’s always sketchy too. Regardless, I spent about 300 bucks for a two-month supply for both me and a friend. He’s only taking the Ostarine.
Full disclosure: I took Ostarine a few years ago in capsule form. I think I took it for three one-month cycles along with laxognein and epicatechin (these are “natural” anabolics but not classified as SARMS). Each time I added about 5-10 lbs, most of which I kept. It’s tough for me to gain weight period, so this was a big step in the right direction. However, it could have been the other two supplements or placebo effect.
Again, I begin a new quest to put on some size and strength for the sake of science and vanity! Mostly vanity. I started the journey a few weeks ago on March 19, 2018. I weighed in at 172 with 9% body fat, at 39 years of age. My diet is mostly low carb. I also intermittent fast daily. I’ve been following Layne Norton’s PH3 for the past 18 months and I will continue while using SARMs. I also do jiu jitsu 3-4 days per week.
My goal is to get up to 180 pounds by May 31st while not going back above 10% body fat. Any suggestions you may have to make my plan better feel free to keep them to yourself. I’m a genius. This is going to work.