Until two years ago, SARMs are not something I wanted to go near. I wanted to do things naturally, I wanted to just get fit and healthy. But a couple of the guys I got to know at the gym were using SARMs for bulking and they were making far better progress than me. Over the months, they just got bigger and better with no side effects or problems, and it made me think, and I caved in and started using SARMs as well.
So this is my journey written out for you. I’ve done it because I want other people to see what I achieved, and how. By knowing everything, you’ll be able to make a great decision for yourself on whether SARMs are for you.
Bodybuilding is all about choice. You want a great body, but every person wants things slightly differently, and SARMs can help you to sculpt yourself to achieve that body more easily. So I’m going to talk to you about using SARMs generally, and what the best SARMs for bulking are so that you can make more rapid progress.
Why I Decided To Start Using SARMs To Bulk Up
As I said, the guys down the gym I got to know were definitely using SARMs. Just by talking to them and seeing their progress, I could easily see that they were doing far better than me with the same effort and diet.
But that wasn’t the whole story. There were no side effects that they ever talked about, but it wasn’t all good. They were telling me about companies they were using that weren’t producing results, or just seemed to be of poor quality.
So I learned a lot before I even went near SARMs for the first time. When I did, I investigated and researched a lot, so I hoped I would be able to be safe and make better progress.
I was doing okay with natural bodybuilding, but you know what I’m saying you plateau. You hit that level where the effort and weight needed to get over the next hurdle, the ridiculous diet you need, and the time it takes, just become a lifestyle that most people can’t fully buy into.
But what I found after a few cycles of SARMs was that those bumps in the road vanished. By slightly upping the dose, upping my motivation, and working harder, I was hitting targets I never thought I would reach in terms of muscle gains, reps, and how much I was lifting.
These Are The Best SARMs For Mass
What I quickly learned is that not all SARMs are best for building mass. In fact, the best SARMs for mass building come at it from different angles.
You’ve got several types of SARMs, and that’s confusing:
- You have androgenic SARMs, proper SARMs, that interact with the androgen receptors. These mimic testosterone and build muscle.
- You have non-androgenic SARMs, so not true SARMs at all. But these can be the best SARMs for mass building in some circumstances, which I’ll talk about in a minute. Also, some of the non-androgenic SARMs can deliver strength and endurance boosts that allow you to work out harder and longer.
- Some SARMs, both androgenic and non-androgenic, actually cut fat as the primary effect they create. However, they can also protect muscle. They don’t tend to grow it though.
Put all that together, and these are the best SARMs for bulking:
Testolone is a true anabolic SARM. It’s one of the most popular out there for building muscle. If you want to genuinely build big mass quickly, this is the one you need to underpin things.
S-23 is also an anabolic SARM. However, its chemical structure is closer to an anabolic steroid. That makes it far more potent, and it hits androgen receptors more generally in the body than some other SARMs. That’s why it’s not sold by some SARMs sellers, but it is very potent.
YK-11 and MK-677 are not SARMs at all. But they do both works in the body in a similar way. YK-11 is actually another chemical that is closer to a synthetic steroid, but not as potent as anabolic steroids, while MK-677 works by raising levels of HGH and IGF-1, both crucial to muscle growth.
Cardarine won’t build muscle at all. However, in illicit athletics circles, it’s known as “energy in a bottle”. It’s great for underpinning any muscle-building stack because it will give you strength and endurance. You know when you get to the end of your workout and you can’t do those last few reps, well with Cardarine in your body you will.
The SARMs That Don’t Really Work To Build Muscle
Some SARMs really aren’t that good for building muscle. Each of the ones I’ve already mentioned are SARMs for lean mass, but these are the dudes that just won’t cut it, or in actual fact, they will:
Ostarine, Ligandrol, and Andarine are all true SARMs, they are selective androgen receptor modulators that mimic testosterone.
However, that’s not the whole story. Ostarine also tells the body to burn fat rather than muscle in a calorie deficit. So it’s brilliant for cutting but is quite mild. You simply won’t build muscle using even a high dose of it.
Ligandrol is an odd one. It can build muscle at higher doses, especially if stacked with other SARMs, which is why I’ve included it as one of the best SARMs for bulking stories. On its own, at moderate doses, you will more maintain muscle and strip fat but you won’t build much muscle, which is why it’s known as “Super Osta”.
Andarine is brilliant for building strength and endurance. It can also maintain muscle and even build it. Limited studies in animals have also shown that it cuts fat mass without losing body weight, basically, you are burning fat first. So it’s another one that is great for cutting or maintenance, but on its own, and even as part of a stack moderate doses, it’s not good for bulking, but it will build moderate hard muscle.
SR-9009 is another one in the middle. It’s a Rev-ErbA agonist. It helps to build energy capacity in muscles, increases endurance, and strength output. So on its own, it’s no good for bulking, like Cardarine, it could be used as part of a stack to allow you to work harder, allowing the SARMs that can bulk you up to work better.
How To Build A Simple SARMs Muscle Building Stack
So that’s the information I had, from the guys, and from my own research. I messed around for about six months just using one at a time, mostly Testolone, and a cycle of YK-11. Results were noticeable. I was definitely packing on more lean mass than I had been naturally in the previous year. But it wasn’t what I was seeing in others.
But then I realized I needed to go all in. You will get the most out of the best SARMs of bulking unless you stack them, and that’s the same for all SARMs. The power is always in the stack. If I was starting out again, I would stack them. Keep doses low, and I’d stack a couple of muscle building SARMs with energy and strength 1 to underpin it as follows:
- 10 mg Testolone daily
- 10 mg MK-677 daily
- 10 mg Cardarine daily
- PCT supplement needed
- 8 week cycle length
- At least a six-week gap between cycles
As you can see, I’m being pretty conservative. But you’ve got to think the total dose of SARMs going into your body each day is 30 mg. For your second cycle, I’d put another 5 mg onto the Testolone and the YK-11.
What you’re going to get with this is the anabolic mass building of Testolone, as well as the dramatic increases in HGH and IGF-1 into the muscle-building mix that MK-677 brings.
Underpinning all that is Cardarine gives you significant increases in strength and endurance so that you can power through your workouts better.
For your first cycle, I’d keep it at eight weeks. Testolone is very suppressive of testosterone, and after eight weeks of it, you will need to use a PCT supplement. Nolvadex will do.
For your second cycle, alongside increased doses, I’d probably up the cycle length to 10 weeks and give you an eight-week break. You may find at that level you need Clomid rather than Nolvadex as your PCT.
In terms of what didn’t work for me, it was when I introduced Ligandrol instead of a bulking SARM. It’s simply not one of the best SARMs for mass, but it is a good SARM for lean mass, which is why I tried it.
It didn’t bulk me up the way I wanted when stacked with SR-9009. I used that underpin it with some energy. I found I was burning too much energy and was cutting fat but not building muscle at all. If you really want to bulk up, then you’re not advised to bring in too much energy or to use fat-cutting SARMs.
Where Not To Buy SARMs From: These Are The Guys To Avoid
Thankfully, I didn’t make very many mistakes when buying SARMs in using them. I learned a lot from the guys at the gym, and also I read a lot online as well. But unfortunately, a lot of people don’t.
The biggest thing you got to worry about is purity and what else is put into the SARMs. One study out there found that from 44 SARMs purchased to analyze, nearly half weren’t correct. They didn’t contain SARMs at all, or different SARMs, different proportions, other unregulated substances, and even anabolic steroids.
That means only 50% of the SARMs for sale are actually the real deal. So you have to understand where you can buy proper SARMs.
Three popular places I’m telling you not to buy SARMs from are:
- Enhanced Athlete
- Tiger SARMs
- Umbrella Labs
All four of those well-known SARMs sellers have got some pretty dodgy stuff being spoken about them on social media and Reddit. Plus, one of the guys I know has used all three of those and had bad experiences, including feeling really damn sick at one point.
Where To Buy SARMs For Bulking That Are 100% Pure
The biggest recommendation I can give you for buying the best SARMs for bulking is to look for purity guarantees.
A few companies out there guarantee the quality of the SARMs they sell. They do this by employing third-party, independent labs who test every single batch of SARMs they sell before they put it on sale.
They issue purity reports, which are then published on the product pages, or at least on a page on the website you can see. So there’s always a track record of the purity of each back of SARMs, and you get a verifiable guarantee that they are 100% pure and only contain what is stated in that proportion.
CHEMYO – Liquid & Powder SARMs
If you’re looking to buy SARMs of high-quality right now, then Chemyo are the definite first place you should look. These are the guys that I buy most of my SARMs from now.
They sell high-quality liquid and powdered SARMs. Plus, they also sell the suspension liquid that you can use to mix up your own liquid SARMs.
I want to be clear with you all reading this by telling you that the SARMs market is sinking badly.
Not in terms of demand, but in terms of available sellers. That’s due to the pandemic, a ban on making SARMs in China, the Eastern European war, inflation, and regulatory scrutiny in the USA.
It’s a perfect storm over the past two years which is closed nearly every high-quality SARMs seller based in the USA.
Chemyo are therefore an outlier because they still exist and because they are still selling high-purity SARMs at a great price.
Pricing for bulking SARMs is good:
- RAD-140 (dosed at 10 mg/mL) $69.99
- MK-677 (dosed at 25 mg/mL) $69.99
- YK-11 (dosed at 10 mg/mL) $74.99
- S-23 (dosed at 20 mg/mL) $59.99
Even better than the purity and the pricing is the fact that you are getting a 15 mL dropper bottle rather than the standard 30 mL one.
Doses are equivalent as well, so it’s not that you are getting less SARMs in more liquid, you are getting an overall larger total dose hardly any more money.
They also do paired SARMs (example: RAD-140 + MK-677 for bulking) that are on sale at a discount.
Overall, these guys are the best the SARMs liquid and powder right now. Get stop while you can, don’t procrastinate because the evidence of the past 18 months is that you don’t know when a SARMs seller is going to start running out of supplies.
My favorite SARMs supplier is Swiss Chems. I’ve actually ordered from Swiss Chems more than anyone else. This was especially true when I first started out with SARMs because they exclusively sell very high purity SARMs capsules.
Capsules are perfect for beginners and those on the go because they offer exact dosing with no messing around. Swiss Chems are also one of the few companies I know who sell PCT supplements as well. They sell generic Nolvadex and Clomid in capsule form as well.
I didn’t use to order from Swiss Chems regularly when they stopped selling high-purity SARMs liquid. They moved to only sell in capsules, which at the time would double the price of liquid.
Thankfully though, the prices have tumbled to the point where a course of capsules costs only around $10 more than the equivalent of liquid.
That’s brilliant because it means anyone can benefit from exact dosing, avoiding messing around with liquid or powder, and avoiding the bad taste of SARMs in powder or liquid format.
Here’s a trick to get even more money off your Swiss Chems order.
Firstly, you’ll need to make sure you have an account so that you can benefit from the 5% cash back bonus on every purchase.
Secondly, you’ll want to use the discount code gyula10 to get an additional 10% off.
In total, that gets you 15% off the already fantastically low prices for high-quality SARMs capsules.
Alternatives To SARMs
Natural bodybuilding supplements can really help you to take the step up from natural bodybuilding. However, they are usually limited in their results.
Brutal Force sell a range of completely natural bodybuilding alternatives called SARMs alternatives that are different.
They mimic the effects of SARMs by stacking high-quality natural ingredients together to create the same effect.
Now, I probably don’t need to tell you that they aren’t as potent as SARMs. If they were, nobody would be clamouring to buy SARMs!
But they are far better than natural bodybuilding alone. So if you are having a break from SARMs, or don’t want to use them, then these are what you should be looking at using instead to avoid the limits of natural development.
However, for me, these are the strategies that are best employed:
- Run a stack of the SARMs alternatives at the same time as a SARMs stack to amplify your results.
- Run them post cycle to offset some of the problems with testosterone drop and allow yourself the chance to continue your hard work at a higher level.
Overall, these are the pros and cons of using natural SARMs alternatives:
- Definitely better than natural bodybuilding
- Can help to amplify SARMs stack results
- Good for bridging the gap between SARMs cycles
- Expense on top of SARMs builds up
- A lot of pills to take each day if you stack them
My advice is to at least give these a try during your next SARMs stack. Use a stack of the SARMs alternatives underneath the SARMs and see if you get better results. I certainly do.
The names mimic those of SARMs to give you a good idea of what they do. These are the bulking SARMs alternatives they sell:
I’d also point you towards the ready constructed bulking stack they sell. Called the Goliath Stack, it gives you three of their SARMs alternative supplements at an incredible 50% discount.
They will even give you a third month free when you buy two months. That knocks it down by 1/3, in effect giving you the chance to try this stack at just $80 per month for three months.
Run it for your SARMs cycle and then through PCT to see what benefits these SARMs alternatives can give you.
UPDATE MARCH 2022:
Unfortunately, Science.bio and Rats Army the two biggest and best SARMs and peptides sellers in the USA closed the end of March 2022. That’s a disaster, but thankfully Swiss Chems is enlarging the ranges and lowering their prices to fill the gap.
Rats Army – Closed (As Of March 2022)
Rats Army is a newer and more specialist SARMs seller. Unlike Science, they are more focused. They sell all the main types of SARMs you would expect, plus some key peptides and even 4 key prohormones (more mild new ones, not the vicious ones that were banned).
I haven’t used these guys as much yet, but I will do in the future as they seem to be one of the few companies supplying high-purity SARMs and peptides right now. Pricing is good, and comparable to my other two chosen suppliers. For example, RAD-140 in a 30 mL dropper bottle will set you back around $60, and it’s dosed at 20 mg/mL.
The real standout point for me that could point to longevity is a good quality source of USA-based SARMs is the fact that they are definitely made in the USA.
Some companies claim to make the SARMs domestically, but in actual fact, they just buy the powder in from abroad (usually China until the SARMs ban), and then they just mix it into liquid or put the powder into capsules themselves.
Rats Army recently advertised on a well-known job site for a lab technician who could help to create research chemicals.
So I’ve seen evidence that they are working in a lab environment in the USA, to USA lab standards. That means that they can supply SARMs for the long term.
With a growing range, great prices, and the ability to buy everything you need in one place, Rats Army are the place I know first and recommend to anyone.