SARMS Stacks and Cycles

In this article, we discuss how to stack different SARMS for different SARMS cycles.

Stacking – Definition

Stacking refers to taking a variety of SARMS drugs at the same time to achieve a synergistic effect and speed up the process of cutting, bulking, healing or even recomping.

Despite the amazing potential and the drastic results they offer, some SARMS compounds are safe to stack while others aren’t. Switching up or tweaking a SARMS stack midway is not advisable as it subjects the body to drastic hormonal changes in a short period of time. Also, one should be deliberate and focused on their body’s condition and reaction to any supplement in use. Make careful mental notes to establish a baseline for how the body performs under certain drugs at certain dosages. This is difficult enough without switching gears halfway through. Doing so just complicates the process of understanding your body.

Switching it up and trying a new stack when you begin another SARMS cycle is recommended. Learning how to stack can be a challenging process. However, combining the proper compounds through research and trial-and-error, along with a proper diet and workout program, will achieve your desired results.

Diet, Exercise, and Training

Along with proper diet, ensure you drink a lot of water daily; preferably, a gallon a day (translates to about 3.7 liters of water). Eat foods rich in protein to keep your protein intake high; the recommended dose being 1g of protein per lb of body weight (2.2 g/kg of BW). If the purpose is to gain muscle, incorporate carbs in your diet especially after big workouts. Make sure to exercise consistently at least three times a week, or more depending on your goals.

Stacking Duration

A proper cycle length is anything between 6-10 weeks. Most bodybuilders average 8 weeks. Longer cycles lasting up to 16 weeks are also common. Of course, this will come with a higher risk of increased testosterone suppression and a longer course of PCT treatment required to normalize testosterone and other hormone levels (homeostasis).

Let’s dive in and see the best SARMS to stack to achieve your intended purpose.

Best SARMS to Stack for Bulking

LGD-4033 in the basic SARM when it comes to gaining lean muscle and strength. Also known as Ligandrol, this compound in combination with a good diet helps to pack muscle rapidly. The compound increases glycogen storage, protein synthesis, and blood flow. It is also inexpensive compared  to other SARMS.

RAD-140 or Testolone is another SARM popular for lean muscle gains and strength. Although it boasts of having similar strength to testosterone, it is without the androgenic side effects making a perfect stacking compound. The LGD-4033 and RAD—140 pair achieves bulking goals faster with minimal side effects.

MK-677 or Ibutamoren, is a growth hormone mimetic which reports benefits such as building muscle, improved skin, and better sleep quality. If combined with the above compounds, it will work great to help in the bulking process. Those looking for insane amounts of strength and size usually use human growth hormone (HGH). However, HGH is expensive and requires regular injections. MK-677 SARM produces a similar spike of HGH and IGF-1, at a fraction of the price.

RAD140 + LGD4033 + MK677 are powerful for bulking, for a milder stack that can be administered longer, LGD4033 + MK2866 + MK677 is a better alternative.

Another useful and robust stack to achieve bulking goals would be YK-11. and RAD-140. As a myostatin inhibitor, YK-11 is marked differently than other SARMS. In fact, it’s technically not a SARM, but due to its special properties it’s often considered one. Myostatin is a hormone that inhibits the growth of muscles in the body. As we age, myostatin levels increase which means difficulty in building muscle and/or even loss of muscle. Along with weightlifting, YK-11 inhibits myostatin, helping to pack on muscle.

Best SARMS to Stack for Cutting

There are different ways to go about the cutting process. Take a slow cut or go with a high deficit in a short time. Either way, it is always important to maintain as much muscle mass as possible during the process. The best SARMS stack combination for cutting would be Ostarine (MK-2866), Andarine (S4), and Cardarine (GW-501516).

When going through a deficit cut, the goal is to preserve muscle mass and protect gains. Ostarine is excellent for this. Compared to other SARMS, it is a mild compound, and it works well especially during a caloric deficit. Ostarine can be used for both cutting or bulking cycles. Sometimes it is referred to as enobosarm.

S4 or Andarine gives the energy boost required. It can even help with some muscle gains while on a restricted calorie intake. Not only does it give added strength, but it is also very good at burning fat which helps to increase vascularity and striations. Vascularity refers to the condition of having prominent and branched out (ramified) veins due to a reduction in subcutaneous fat. The skin will appear ‘thin’ or translucent making the veins highly visible. Striation is the muscle definition; in bodybuilding terms appearing more ‘ripped.’ Striation is brought about as a result of low body fat percentage.

Cardarine is famous for increasing endurance giving a boost in performance. The increase in cardiovascular ability will give an upper hand during workouts or cardio sessions.

Best SARMS Stacks for Recomping

Body recomposition or simply recomp refers to reducing body fat while gaining muscle mass at the same time. A simple example is when one changes from a state of being fat to lean while maintaining or adding some muscle mass.

When done naturally, this can be quite a slow process so stacks will surely come in handy if for recomping.

S4 and LGD-4033 are a good example of a recomp stack. As previously mentioned, LGD-4033 is excellent for bulking while S4 gives added strength. When used together, they produce fat burning properties while helping with muscle and strength gains quickly at the same time.

MK-677 is also vital for a recomp. Not only does it increase GHG levels, but it also leads to improved sleep quality. The latter will aid in the recovery and fat burning process during rest. MK-677 is also responsible for balancing out the body’s Nitrogen levels allowing fat loss and muscle gains simultaneously.

Best SARMS Stacks for Healing

Nagging joint pains are sometimes inevitable especially if when lifting or even when other hobbies are involved. Surprisingly, some SARMS stacks are used for health purposes such as joint tissue healing. MK-677 or Ibutamoren and MK-2866 or Ostarine are two SARMS compounds which help in repairing joint issues or even other injuries that won’t go away.

Numerous studies of users using Ostarine indicate the rapid healing quality of the drug. For a conclusive report, MK-677 would need to be run for a couple of months. For those seeking a quicker path to recovery, this stack is worth a try.

Tables Showing Dosage Examples

The tables below show dosage examples of SARMS bulking cycle, cutting cycle, recomping cycles, and strength cycles.

In each cycle, there are two tables. The first one represents a typical dosage cycle for beginners, veterans, or those who are looking for moderate support in their cycles.

The second table in each cycle shows a more advanced SARMS cycle. Please note that this is recommended for extreme athletes ONLY. It is also advisable that you have at least some experience with SARMS before using similar dosages.

Bulking Cycle

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
LGD 4033 5mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 15mg
MK 677 12.5mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 32.5mg

Source: 101sarms.com

More advanced

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
LGD 4033 5mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 15mg 15mg 15mg
MK 677 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg
YK 11 5mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 20mg 20mg 20mg
Ostarine 10mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 40mg 40mg 40mg

Source: 101sarms.com

Cutting Cycle

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Ostarine 10mg 20mg 30mg 30mg 30mg 30mg
Cardarine 10mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg

Source: 101sarms.com

More advanced

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Ostarine 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg
Cardarine 30mg 30mg 30mg 30mg 30mg 30mg 30mg 30mg
Sr9009 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg
Andarine 50mg 50mg 50mg 50mg 50mg 50mg 50mg 50mg

Source: 101sarms.com

Recomping Cycle

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
LGD 4033 5mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 15mg
Cardarine 10mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 30mg

Source: 101sarms.com

More advanced

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
LGD 4033 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg
Cardarine 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg
SR9009 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg
MK 677 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg

Source: 101sarms.com

 

Strength Cycle

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
LGD 4033 10mg 10mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg
YK 11 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg

Source: 101sarms.com

More advanced

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
LGD 4033 10mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg 20mg
YK 11 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg
RAD 140 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg 10mg
MK 677 12.5mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg 25mg

Source: 101sarms.com

Conclusion

Stacking SARMS produces amazing results if done properly and in combination with a proper diet and training. The stacking duration should also be followed by a PCT of the same duration to normalize the body’s hormone production.

There are various SARMS drugs that help achieve your intended goal; be it bulking, cutting, recomping or healing. Begin with a lower dosage if stacking SARMS is a new thing to you and up the dosage with time to minimize possible side effects such as testosterone suppression.

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