Like steroids, SARMS are meant to be cycled, rather than administered indefinitely (unless otherwise instructed by a doctor). This means they are taken for a specific period of time, when one is considered to be on cycle, then stopped or paused–off cycle–for an amount of time that is usually the same or longer than the time on cycle. The term “cycle” may be used generally, referring to 1) the length of time administered, 2) the SARM’S that are being taken, 3) the SARMS doses, or a variation of these attributes within a given cycle.
SARMS are usually taken in 12-16 week cycles. Sometimes shorter 6-8 week cycles, or longer 16-20 week cycles are observed, but they are not ideal for most purposes. The length of a SARM cycle, ingredients, and dosages during a cycle will vary depending on the goal. Whether a bulking cycle (muscle building), a cutting cycle (weight loss and/or muscle definition), a recomposition, or recomp, cycle (fine-tuning or focusing on a specific weight goal, BMI, or targeted body area), or some hybrid of these, SARM’S have proved tremendously versatile and capable of achieving unique physiological goals.
When first trying a new SARM it is advisable, especially for beginners, to take a single compound by itself for a short period of time, in order to assess its effectiveness and the body’s tolerance and overall reaction. Generally however, SARM’S are administered in stacks, like steroids, whereby different SARM’S (usually 2 or 3) are either alternated or, even more likely, taken at the same time during the cycle. There are even those who will run SARM’S alongside AAS in hybrid stacks.
Running multiple SARM’S in a stack results in a synergy that produces maximum results. For example, LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) and RAD-140 (Testolone) are known for their higher-anabolic muscle-building effects. For example, one may take two capsules per day of either Ligandrol or Testolone by themselves, but a Ligandrol/Testolone stack would look like one capsule of each instead, and is said to have an even greater effect. Note how each SARMS’ individual dose is reduced by half in this stack protocol.
Usually SARMS have a specific area in which they truly excel. Since people usually have more than one goal, logic dictates taking more than one SARM. Some men, for example, will stack Ligandrol for muscle-growth with Ostarine to burn fat, plus Ibutamoren to boost growth hormone. Note, once again, that each SARM’S individual dose should be reduced when stacking, compared to running them as single-course SARMS.
Bulking, cutting, and recomp are terms associated with stacks, as well as cycles. While Ligandrol and Testalone are known for their bulking abilities, experts often recommend a single-course of (or a stack containing) Andarine or Cardarine for cutting. The versatility of Ostarine makes it best suitable for a recomp cycle. Sometimes these stack terms are used loosely implying a general focus, whereas other times a user’s cycle components, specific food diet, and workout modifications will exhibit an extreme focus.
Below are a few common SARMS stacks that are discussed often in user forums and said to be very effective you can try these combinations out or better yet let the Sarms Up team lead you to our stack proposals:
Fat Burner Stack : MK-2866 (Ostarine) and Ripped Max GW-501516 (Cardarine) is a pair suitable for cutting. They work well together to lose weight and improve muscle definition.
Fast Burn Stack: Shred Up SR9009 & Ripped Max Cardarine 501516
Lean Mass Recovery Stack: Andro Max LGD 4033, GH Max MK677 & Ostarine MK-2866
Shred Women Stack: Andarine S4, Shred Up SR9009 & Ripped Max Cardarine GW-501516
Lean Mass Stack: Andro Max LGD-4033, Test Max Rad-140 Andarine S4
Mass Builder Stack: Andro Max LGD 4033, GH Max MK-677, Test Max Rad-140 & Myo Booster YK 11
You can create your own stack with purchasing the following individual products for intended use on obtaining your physical goals.
Andarine S4 and another SARM are common because Andarine seems to work much better when combined with other SARMS for optimal efficiency. For example. S4 is often seen paired with Andro Max LGD-4033 and Ostarine MK-2866.
Andro Max LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) and Ostarine MK-2866 are a common one-two punch to burn fat while increasing muscle mass at the same time.
Andarine S4, Ripped Max Cardarine GW-501516, and Ostarine MK-2866 this trio works to burn fat and increase endurance during workouts, while increasing bone hardness and strength to prevent injuries.
Test Max RAD-140 (Testolone), GH Max MK-677 (Ibutamoren), and Myo Booster YK-11 are a real muscle-growth-unlocker, combining the most anabolic of all SARMS, RAD-140, with growth hormone secretagogue GH Max MK-677 and myostatin inhibitor Myo Booster YK-11.
Ostarine MK-2866 (Ostarine), Andro Max LGD-4033 (Ligandrol), and GH Max MK-677 (“Christmas stack”) combines the bone support and injury prevention of Ostarine with the anabolic power of Ligandrol, and the human growth hormone effects of Ibutamoren.