In recent years, I didn’t know squat about prohormones. Nada. Zilch. Zip
Up to that point, I had tried Androstenedione and Androstenediol in the late 90’s and was not impressed at all. I gave up on them and figured they were trash. Only recently had I taken another look at them and I will tell you why:
I wasn’t getting any results from SARMs anymore. It’s kind of like all of the water in the pond dried up, like the vein in a gold mine just ran out. I was still impressed with how much they had helped me in the past to finally see some new gains in the gym but was that it? I had heard that the newer prohormones were super toxic and therefore best left alone… so stick with SARMs or go heavier? I decided to hit the research, which is what I always recommend to people – READ more about these things. Don’t listen to just some gym brah or someone you met on a forum, read. Google is a very powerful tool and is your friend in this modern era, not enough people use it these days.
What I have learned in the last few years of research is that while most prohormones are methylated, not all of them are super toxic. And if cycled and used properly, you can see some massive gains in strength and size.
So should I just ditch SARMs altogether and just run prohormone cycles?No. With each prohormone cycle, you need to take time off. Time off = time on + PCT. You need to give your liver time to heal fully. Methylation lengthens the time that prohormones spend in your body but it also can be quite toxic to your liver. To tell people to run prohormones without cycle support (TUDCA) or taking time off is very irresponsible and I try to err on the side of caution in that regard.
Where SARMs can still shine is that off time. After PCT there should still be a couple of months where you are back in homeostasis. You are itching to go back “on” something and not lose all of your gains but you want to be careful with your health too. This is where something like a SARM could be hugely beneficial in my personal opinion and from personal experience. You can use them as a bridge –hold onto the gains achieved from your last prohormone (oral steroid)cycle and still not stress your body to the max.
So what would a “recommended” bridge look like? I can’t recommend a “one size fits all” type of bridge for everyone but for me it would look something like Ostarine at 20 MG per day or LGD at 5 MG per day.Something that I will still be able to “feel” but not super suppressive to the point that I would need 4 weeks of Post Cycle Therapy just to feel normal again.
So there you have it in a nutshell. SARMs are fantastic, and they really do work! But if you’re looking for gains upon gains for years and years, you may have to look elsewhere. They can still be highly useful as a bridge to your next cycle; helping you to possibly maintain most if not all of your gains from your previous cycle during the dreaded off time while you are getting ready for your next cycle and the gains that lie ahead! Hope you have a fantastic day.