In between steroid cycles, you need to allow your body to regenerate its natural level of testosterone. This is the function of post-cycle therapies (PCTs). You need to do this so your body won’t get too dependent on external sources of testosterone and completely stop your own production of it. This also limits the negative side-effects of high steroidal intake. One substance you could use in your PCT cycle is the Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs).
Here are two examples of using SARMs in PCT.
The Triple Stack Protocol
Some body builders recommend a triple stack protocol as the optimal bridge in between steroid cycles. It could also be used during testosterone replacement therapy. This protocol is wonderful because it is flexible enough to accommodate different wants and goals. It can add good quantities of lean muscle while allowing body fat to drop. Of course, this is still dependent on the user’s strict training regiment and diet.
This protocol is quite time and dose specific. Therefore, it needs to be done responsibly and properly for optimal effects and a feeling of well-being. It should not be abused because exceeding lengths and dosages may result to unwanted side effects and prospective problems.
Many users claim that they feel as good (or even better) on SARMs as if they were on a steroid cycle. The triple stack protocol allows users to have increased strength, endurance, and lean muscle. It must be run with mini PCT and the proper ancillaries for full recovery and maximal results.
The set up typically recommended by Dylan Gemelli consists of the following:
•1-8 tablets of 25 mg Ostarine (MK-2866), in the morning
•1-8 tablets of 50 mg S4 (Andarine) in split doses: 25 mg in the morning and 25 mg in the evening.
•1-8 tablets of 10-20 mg GW in split doses (12 hours from each dose)
•1-8 tablets of HcGenerate
•Mini PCTs 9-12
•Post-cycle / Unleashed combination
Optionally, you may add 3-8 tablets of 12-18 mg albuterol per day.
Ostarine use sometimes results in gyno sensitivity, although such cases are rare. Therefore, those with (or have had) gyno sensitivity should probably also use an aromatase inhibitor. Aromasin or arimidex are okay, with dosage for every three days as opposed to every other day. If you think you need more, then feel free to adjust accordingly.
Upon finishing a steroid cycle, the body is highly catabolic. There are a lot of cortisol and too little IGF, resulting in the breakdown of muscle mass. Ostarine is important in preventing the immediate catabolism of muscle after getting off a steroid cycle.
This is known as the strongest SARM but it also has the most side-effects if taken for too long and for too high a dose. The most notable effects are on vision issues.
SARM + SERM + Nolva/Clomid
The teamwork between these three lies on the basis that SERMS (selective estrogen receptor modulators), Nolva (tamoxifen) and Clomids (Clomiphene) signal your body to resume steroid production, while the SARMs bind to the muscles to prevent them from losing mass.
The set-up consists of the following:
•25 mg for the first two weeks of PCT
•12.5-15 mg for the rest of the PCT (4-5 weeks)
The body works on a concept of homeostasis or balance. Right after a steroid cycle, the body realizes it has a lot of mass it is not used to. The body may have problems maintaining such a load. Therefore, calorie intake must be as high as or a lot higher than it was while on a cycle.
Some people are hesitant to increase their calorie intake because of possible fat accumulation. SARMs again work in this situation by partitioning the nutrients and feeding the muscles and bones instead of allowing them to accumulate as fat.