SARMS article – last updated – 19th January 2020
Well, I’m old now –
I used to be really explosive and fast, but not so much anymore.
My recovery has definitely slowed down over the last couple of years, although adjusting my diet and using cbd oil + magnesium has certainly helped – by reducing inflammation and muscle tension.
My diet still isn’t 100% where I want it, I want to decrease carbs and increase healthy fats to meet calorie-needs and completely eliminate sugar. Which I had done, until I ran out of bananas this week! Shit excuse I know.
I’m not sure whether to enter a new chapter of my life, with exercise for health & wellbeing, rather than a main passion and hobby. Maybe chess or graphic design will become my new challenge, but for the time being, I’m giving Ostarine a go.
I’m not advocating SARMs at all, but if they help me to carry on training and competing in MMA then IMO it’s worth the associated risks.
Are SARMS like Ostarine illegal?
No but check with your sports’ governing body to see if they will cause a positive test result.
Are SARMS Safe?
Well, quite possibly not. There’s little research available on humans. What research there is, and anecdotal evidence suggests it’s safe in the short term, but nobody knows too much about the long term effects.
What Are the Benefits of SARMS?
The side-effects are minimal compared to something like steroids and you don’t need a whole range of drugs to kickstart your own ‘natural’ testosterone production after a cycle. You don’t get ‘adrogenic’ side effects such as hair loss and prostate growth.
Reported benefits include:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased bone density
- Limited side effects (known side effects)
- Enhanced recovery – important for MMA!
Ostarine SARM Cycle
I did Ostarine with the Keto diet – so that I wouldn’t lose too much strength – so I’ve changed 2 variables. SARMs like ostarine sound perfect for MMA & BJJ – So – I’m writing this to get organised really, here’s the plan:
Ostarine for 60 days at 25mg
D Aspartic Acid, Fenugreek, tribulus and velvet bean for a ‘PCT’
3500 calories a day
7am – Smoothie – hemp seeds, olive oil, avacado, stevia
9am – Pecans – half a bag
2pm – Pumpkin seeds, goji berries & banana or avocado and egg salad
4pm – Pecans
6pm – main meal
8pm – another smoothie – with protein powder and avocado
Will update when everything arrives!
Need to take a look at that diet plan again too. Need some more healthy fats and veg’ – I do have kale & spinach in my morning shake though…
Ostarine Before & After
Weight Before – 88kg
Weight After 89kg
Body-fat has not been measured but has visibly decreased
Strength is up specifically on Lat Pull down & Deadlifts
Please note that I also changed my diet just before this ostarine cycle to a targeted ketogenic diet – which is actually supposed to decrease strength and weight. Had I stayed on a high carbohydrate diet, the strength increases may well have been more impressive.
For PCT I will be taking:
- DAA 3g
- Velvet bean 5g
- Fenugreek 1g
- Some anecdotal evidence for SARMs from various forums:
- An interesting academic paper on SARMs here
- See my article on the targeted Ketogenic diet for MMA here