How to eat when we are on SARMs!
One of the most important things in the process of gaining muscle mass and strength, whether you use SARMs or not, is proper nutrition and sports supplements! Many beginner fitness trainers, even during a sarms cycle, ignore this very important factor for muscle development and growth. Most rely on sarms to do the job! Usually, even with a well-formulated cycle of sarms, but poor nutrition, good results are not obtained.
Let’s look at things in depth
Each individual has the capacity for their natural muscle development. Which means anyone can develop their muscles to a certain level without sarms and supplements. This capacity is determined by the individual production of testosterone, growth hormone, proper nutrition and proper training regimen. Unfortunately, these hormones are very active in the 20s of men’s life, after which their production in the body begins to decline (the reasons are mainly increased stress and advancing age). Lower levels of testosterone and growth hormone make it difficult to gain muscle mass, even maintain well-developed muscles, and combined with poor nutrition, this becomes almost impossible.
Taking SARMs without good nutrition
In everyone’s mind, the use of sarms is associated with dramatic muscle growth and a well-shaped body! This view is not entirely correct! If you do not eat properly and exercise rationally while taking them, you will not get the desired results you can imagine. SARMs can increase testosterone levels (RAD140) in the body, speed up metabolism (ACP105, SR9009) and increase protein synthesis (S4, YK11). They increase the absorption of food and nutrients ingested through it. But if there is not enough well-chosen food, SARMs have nothing to do. The result will only be better recovery, increased strength and high sexual desire, and muscle mass will not increase much. This is a mistake made by many in the use of SARMs.
It should be understood that food is the building block of the ‘Bodybuilding’ called muscle mass, and sarms are the workers who build and anoint! Without material, no matter how much labor (sarms) there is, there is no way to build anything!
SARMs, diet and supplements
Depending on the purpose of the trainee, taking sarms can help to gain muscle mass or to shape and reduce subcutaneous fat (definition). But it depends: first on the diet and supplements, second on the type of SARM!
SARMs, Nutrition and Supplements for Gaining Muscle Mass
When the goal is to increase muscle mass, three conditions are important:
Higher calorie intake: For good growth, when using sarms, there must be a higher caloric intake. This means that if you need 2000 kcal to maintain your weight. For example – In order to gain muscle mass, you must have a positive caloric balance. The calories consumed are more than your daily needs. In this case, you need to increase your daily intake to 2400 calories. It is important to know that depending on your personal weight and subcutaneous fat, the calorie needs for gaining muscle mass are different. Men with the same weight, but with different body fat percentages, have different calorie needs. The one with less fat has correspondingly more muscle mass, and the muscles need more calories.
Of course, the increase in calories should not be obtained from bad food. Eat more protein from local products, good sources of carbohydrates and unsaturated fats, such as peanuts, almonds and cashews.
Heavy training: to grow you have to work hard! Heavy training is absolutely mandatory during a steroid cycle. Of course, when we talk about “heavy”, we are not talking about stupid power performances that will most likely injure you and screw up the cycle. Train properly, perform the exercises well with moderate weight lifting and always to failure.
Highly valuated SARMs: Sarms do not prone to aromatization The most popular SARMs currently on the market include Ostarine (MK-2866), Ligandrol(LGD4033), Testolone (RAD-140), and Andarine (GTx-007, S-4). RAD140 induces tissue-specific androgenic effects. Ostarine have fewer androgenic properties, meaning they have less influence on the development and balance of male hormones, including testosterone.
When aiming to increase muscle mass with sarms, taking supplements should not be ruled out! It is good to take Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) before, during and after a workout. In case you cannot get the protein, you need through food, it is recommended to have at least one dose of whey protein during the day and one dose of casein at bedtime, in the form of protein supplements.
To be able to maintain the gained muscle mass after a cycle with Testolone and Ligandrol, do post-steroid therapy with Pregnil and Clomid. This will help you restore your own testosterone production faster. Along with this, it is good to start taking testosterone boosters and creatine, in the form of creatine supplements. Creatine and BCAA amino acids will keep the acquired muscles from catabolic processes and part of the water in them will be preserved. So, for the next cycle you will be on the same weight and will continue to increase the volume of your muscles. It is always a good practice to take L-carnitine with vitamin D, in order to clean your androgen receptors(AR).
SARMs, Nutrition and Supplements for Cleansing and Reducing Fat
When the goal of fitness trainers is to reduce subcutaneous fat, to shape and gain muscle definition, the following conditions are important:
Low calorie intake: when we want to reduce subcutaneous fat, we must reduce calories and be in a negative calorie intake, being careful not to fall into severe ketosis. This means taking in fewer calories than we spend on normal weight maintenance, but not drastic measures. These changes, along with high-intensity training, can cause muscle tissue to break down! Something we least want – to melt the muscles that we have built so hard.
High-intensity training + cardio: Undoubtedly, low calorie intake in combination with sarms will help reduce fat faster. But without high-intensity exercise and cardio training, the process will be slower and more uncertain. Use sarms rationally and as intended.
It should be known that when you are in the phase of cutting fats with sarms, fitness supplements are a must to use. To burn fat, you need to reduce the calories that come from carbohydrates and fats. By restricting these nutrients, the intake of important nutrients decreases. Therefore, you should increase your intake of amino acids, BCAAs (branched chain amino acids), glutamine, l-carnitine, take complex vitamins and more B vitamins (B complex and Neurobex, for example). These are important dietary supplements that you should not neglect, thinking that taking SARMs will be enough.