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How Does Cardarine Drastically Improve Cardio Performance?

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Every time you exercise, you work up a sweat, your heart beats faster and you breathe harder at the same time. Your body has to work hard to keep blood pumping through your body to deliver oxygenated blood to your muscles and joints so you can keep you moving, and sustain physical activity for longer periods. This is what we call: aerobic exercise. Also referred to as “cardio”, where your heart, lungs, and muscles work overtime to sustain physical activity, generally for a longer period of time.

In this article, we will explore the mechanisms of aerobic exercise, its many benefits and science-based tips and supplementation to improve your cardio-respiratory performance.

What happens when you do “Cardio” on a regular basis?

  1. Your heart gets stronger and pumps more blood with each beat. Adopting a consistent cardio workout conditions your heart giving it greater diameter and mass – this means greater pumping power to supply blood in your body for oxygen and nutrients. Remember, the heart is a muscle too- it gets more efficient IF you train it.
  2. When it comes to physical performance, you’ll have more endurance because your muscles won’t run out of oxygen as quickly. With regular aerobic training, your muscle adapts by increasing its capacity to take and store oxygen from the blood. More oxygen in the muscles means longer capacity to sustain activity – equals greater endurance.
  3. Mitochondria inside the muscle increase in number and activity. These are your cell’s batteries doing all the heavy-duty work to keep you moving. Studies show that they increase in number and activity in just a matter of days to of regular aerobic exercise, regardless of age. *note Elite Sarms Hyper Lean® actually works by increasing the amount of mitochondria in the muscles.

What are the benefits of regular aerobic exercise?

Primary disease prevention. 
Regular cardio exercise have been shown to decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes. This benefit was particularly evident among people at high risk of diabetes, who reported to engage in weekly physical activity sufficient to cause a sweat. Cardiovascular exercise also helps lower blood pressure, keeping arteries clear by raising “good” cholesterol (HDL) and lowering “bad” cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood.

Brain Health. One study suggests that long and even shorter-term aerobic exercise can facilitate neuroplasticity by increasing blood flow to the brain. This mechanism reduces both the biological and cognitive consequences of ageing to benefit brain health in sedentary adults.

Chronic pain management. 
One study demonstrates the benefits of cardiovascular exercise on subjects with chronic back pain. Low-impact activities, like swimming or aqua aerobics may help facilitate muscle function and endurance. Exercise also aids weight loss, which may further reduce chronic back pain.

For fitness individuals and athletes who incorporate cardio workouts as part of their training, here are proven ways to improve your sports endurance:

1. Circuit Training. This will have you moving from one exercise to the next with no rest between sets. Perform as many reps of each exercise as you can in a set time frame with perfect form.

2. Push Your Limits. To assess your fitness gains, you have to challenge your cardiovascular system. This causes your heart and lungs to adapt to the pressure and grow stronger.

3. Set a goal. Planning to take on a marathon? In order to reach your target, break it into mini-goals. If you have a particular competition in mind, find a training plan or recruit training partners to keep you on track.

4. Take Supplements. Whether you’re into cycling, football, military or the swimming team, the right supplements can help take your training and performance to the next level.

How Cardarine Works for the Ultimate Staying Power

Cardarine (GW-0742) is an excellent cardio supplement that can have a multitude of benefits for athletes. But first things first, let’s debunk some of the myths surrounding this powerful Cardio Booster. Cardarine is not a hormone. Rather than working on androgen receptors like Sarms do, Cardarine works as a PPAR Receptor Agonist, which regulates metabolic pathways in your body. Thereby, Cardarine is not hormonal, nor an anabolic and does not require post-cycle therapy (PCT).

If you’re into fitness, you know that fats and carbohydrates are the fuels our muscles burn. Because fat contains 9 calories per gram whereas carbohydrate has only 4, you get more energy and can go farther on a gram of fat than on a gram of carbohydrate. As a PPAR-δ agonist, Cardarine regulates important cellular metabolic functions especially important in fatty acid uptake, transport, and β-oxidation. Not only does Cardarine efficiently burn fat for better endurance, due to its metabolic efficiency, it was even studied in the treatment of diabetes!

As an Exercise-mimetic, researches show that Cardarine can enhance training adaptation or even increase endurance regardless of how often you exercise! This is phenomenal… Because it can pre-program the skeletal muscles for an increase in oxidative muscle fibers, test results showed it can augment the body’s running endurance by nearly 100% in untrained adult mice. You can find Cardarine known in the Elite Sarms range as Cardio Shred® here
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How the Body Builds Muscle 101 (and what prevents it)

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What happens in the body to make Muscles grow?

For an athletic person who does weight training on a regular basis, the process of building muscle is not a new concept. However, not many will know the actual biology that goes on in the background by the super intelligent body. On a biological level – gaining muscle mass is a combination of increasing the number of myofibrils, increasing water volume, and connective tissue volume.

This process has led scientists to classify muscle hypertrophy into two categories:

  1. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy – increases muscle size by increasing the volume of sarcoplasmic fluid in the muscle cell.
  2. Myofibrillar hypertrophy or “functional hypertrophy” – increases muscle size by increasing the contractile proteins.

Hence, we see it every day in the gym, some muscular bodies have a “puffy” look which reflects sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, while other weightlifters demonstrate a “denser” physique which more similarly resembles myofibrillar hypertrophy.

Hormones Involved in Muscle Development

There are many factors that influence muscle growth. However the highest priority for muscle growth before all else is your bodies hormonal environment, which signals muscle strength and recovery and directs the flow of traffic for nutrients that are ingested through diet to be shuttled into muscle for growth.

The following are natural Anabolic Hormones produced in the body and how they modulate muscle growth:

  • growth hormone– increases muscle mass and strength
  • testosterone– increases lean body mass and decreases fat mass
  • IGF-1– central regulator of muscle repair; Anabolic effect
  • Cortisol– greatly inhibiting effect on skeletal muscle anabolism; Catabolism signalling
  • beta-endorphins- relieves muscle pain; Responsible for “runner’s high”
  • Parathyroid hormone– excess levels may account for muscle dysfunction and wasting

Muscle Growth or lack thereof, is then further influenced by the type and intensity of your exercise regimen, nutritional intake, and intelligent supplementation. Here’s a few take home points about the science of muscle growth:

1. Muscle development is reliant on the stress we put on them

When you “train” your muscles to lift heavier weights, it will respond by getting stronger. When you allow them to take a long vacation by cheeling on the couch, they’ll shrivel up from disuse, leaving the muscles flabby and weak.

There is pure science in the term “use it or loose it”. Intense workouts (such as heavy weight training) damages the muscle tissue, which then remodels muscle fibers making them bigger and stronger. Thus, including relatively intense exercise, particularly resistance training, in your fitness regime is essential — regardless of your ability or age! As anything start slow and gradually increase the intensity each session until you are reaching a natural peak and then simply try and maintain that level with proper recovery and rest periods.

2. Muscle gains rely on calories and protein

In order to build a pound of muscle (450 grams), you require 2,800 calories mainly to support protein turnover, which will even increase when you add training into the equation. Muscle fibres are broken down and rebuilt every 7 – 15 days and typically, we’re breaking down more than we’re building up.

To gain, we need to build up more than we’re breaking down, especially after resistance training. Adequate protein is required to do this. One session of resistance training can stimulate protein turnover for up to 48 hours. During this time, if caloric intake is sufficient which includes 15-30% of protein, growth can occur. If this environment is not created however muscle growth will be limited or not occur at all.

Ligandrol (LGD4033) and Its effect on Muscle Gains

Ligandrol is a SARM compound primarily used for bulking and cutting. Because of its potency, bodybuilders can easily vouch for LGD as the best non-steroidal muscle-bulking agent in today’s market. Anecdotal reports show that you can experience benefits within a month of starting the compound.

Ligandrol is exceedingly popular because of its rapid muscle building properties. Combining LGD with a solid resistance training regimen effectively results in fast muscle growth and connective tissue adaption, leading to significant strength and power gains.

The best part is LGD’s high selectivity when it comes to muscle androgen receptors. Meaning it only affects the androgen receptors of skeletal muscles, bones and connective tissues. Because it’s very specific with its target receptors, LGD4033 is safe and doesn’t have the unpleasant side effects of steroidal compounds like liver problems and/or the prostate enlargement.

LGD4033 will cost you less, can be taken by mouth and doesn’t require that you use anything to inject it, which is a large reason people avoid traditional anabolics in the first place. Having said this, studies claim it can enhance your body’s receptivity to testosterone. Its potency can be observed through the anabolic/androgenic ratio, which is close to 10:1. This means it can effectively build muscle without causing significant side effects. Testosterone exists at a 1:1 ratio, which shows its anabolic properties is equal to the risk of adverse effects.

While LGD is not allowed in professional sporting competitions, many non-competing athletes and fitness enthusiasts use LGD4033 for their own physique enhancement and personal improvement.
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Hacking with Carbs for Better Physique and Performance

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Over the past few years, biohacking has skyrocketed into fame, and has become a trending topic when it comes to body transforming. If you are not familiar with the term biohacking, itis the process of incorporating scientifically proven techniques in a person’s everyday routine to positively effect ones body and biology to look better, feel better and live longer.

For this article, we are going to look closely into Carbohydrates (yes, Carbs!), and we can use this essential nutrient as a biohacking tool to:

1. Improve Athletic performance

2. Increase Energy and Stamina

3. Accelerate Muscle Growth

Believe it or not, with all the buzz that Keto and Paleo diets have received, Carbohydrates still remain as be the best fuel for the body’s engine. The crucial point is knowing the right carbs to take, and the right time to take them for better athletic performance.

FACT: Carbohydrates are the essential energy source during high intensity exercise such as weight training. If you are looking to burn more fat, you still need Carbs to perform your highest facilitate the body’s metabolism of fat molecules for energy.

Carbohydrates and Athletic Performance

Athletes need plenty of carbohydrates before, during and after exercise because it is the fuel that the muscles use when doing any version of short duration, higher intensity work basically anything that isn’t solely cardio that goes for under 1.5 hours. While fats present as an alternative source of energy, the body generates energy mainly from glucose (carbs) to supply energy into the cells particularly during high intensity training.

Have you heard the saying, fats burn in a carbohydrate flame? Simply put, carbohydrates need to be present in order to completely break down fats that will result in the release of energy.

This is the process of how fat is actually burnt during exercise:

Part 1. Pyruvate is formed as a product of glucose metabolism.

Part 2. Fat attaches to pyruvate in the cell’s mitochondria to fire up metabolism.

Part 3. When the body lacks carbohydrates, it turns to muscle tissues as energy source.

So if your diet lacks carbohydrates, the body produces less pyruvate and fat has nowhere to attach to for it to be metabolized, and will halt the body’s fat-burning capacity. If the body is depleted of carbohydrates, critical amino acids are stripped out of protein from muscle tissues to be converted into the body’s fuel. The instant that muscle tissue is decreased, the body’s metabolic rate substantially slows down, and muscle growth and repair is also negatively effected.

Athletes Need Carbohydrates Before, During and After Exercise

Before a training session, ‘top off the tank’ with some low-fat, high-carb foods to help maintain blood sugar during training. A pre-exercise meal serves two purposes for the training athlete:

1. It keeps you from feeling hungry before and during exercise, and

2. It maintains optimal levels of energy for the exercising muscles.

Low-fat and low fiber foods are best to help avoid any stomach upset while foods containing fat and fiber delay digestion time, so they’re best left for consuming after exercise.

During activity, consume 6 to 12 ounces of a sports drink with 6-8% carbohydrate concentration during exercise. Sports drinks are designed to provide much needed fluids and the right amount of carbohydrates to ensure that the muscles receive adequate amounts of energy (about 30-60 grams for the first couple of hours).

Note: Sports drinks should not be confused with “energy” drinks. Sports drinks are beverages that contain electrolytes and carbohydrates and potentially amino acids. Sports drinks contain mainly sugar and artificial stimulant.

After a workout, most of the stored glycogen have been expended and the muscles are craving carbs, so refuelling with carbs is a smart move as they’ll be taken up readily by the muscles and stored away in the muscles for the next workout. Load up on higher fiber carbs post workout along with protein for faster recovery and energy repletion.

The Best Supplement for Optimum Energy Release

Cardarine (GW-0742) is a great supplement for athletes since it works as a PPAR Receptor Agonist. For those who are not familiar with PPARs, they are transcription nuclear factors found in various tissues of our body and play important roles in metabolic processes, such as regulation of glucose (sugars) uptake into muscle and lipid (fat) breakdown. One study showed that GW0742 has the ability to improve glucose homeostasis in diabetic rats through activation of PPAR-δ.

Another benefit of Cardarine (GW-0742) is that it also regulates cellular metabolic functions which are especially important in fatty acid uptake, transportation, and β-oxidation. These are all key processes to sustain stamina during rigorous physical training, but also vital if you want to shred fat while building muscles. Moreover, as an Exercise-mimetic, researches show that Cardarine can enhance training adaptation or even pre-program the skeletal muscles with Oxidative Fibers to that of a trained athlete. What does this mean?

Oxidative fibers rely on aerobic respiration to fuel muscle contractions, and consist of slow-twitch (Type I) fibers, which are muscles with long contraction duration, and are associated with endurance. Therefore, an increase in this type of muscle fibers essentially means improved physical endurance.
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Body Re-comping Secrets You Need To Know (part 1)

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Looking to achieve a sharp and well-defined physique? If you want to get ripped, have rock-hard abs, and the like, you need to be lean all over — usually under 12% body fat if you’re male and below 16% body fat if you’re female (and not pregnant!). And if you’re thinking that countless hours of cardio and hundreds of reps of crunches will do the trick, spoiler alert – It Wont! Lets instead looks into the science of body re-composition, because you know we love science here at Elite Sarms – and no we aren’t talking bro science, we are talking medical publications and physically applied principles by our body research team – training and trialing new systems daily to bring you this practical content. Stay with us on this one, its longer than usual but it’s totally worth it if you want to look your best in 2021 and beyond.

Body recomposition presents unique challenges, but it mainly comes down to how you incorporate the goal into your lifestyle. We are talking about; the right nutrition, an intelligent and sufficient to your goals supplementation program, a consistent training regimen and a focused mind with a clearly defined end-state. This will allow the body to undergo the bio-scientific transformation where it burns fat and builds muscle at the same time – a feat only achievable with the correct training and nutrition principles applied.

This guide will outline a piece of the science, pinpoint common traps, and outline the no-nonsense techniques behind effective Re-comping to help you get started on the right path.

How the Human Body Works

During physical training, the body’s main source of fuel is sourced from muscle glycogen. Glycogen is the carbohydrate stored in skeletal muscle which produces ATP production that powers up your muscles to do the work during physical exercise – in particular, resistance training.

As you training sessions increase in intensity (which should be your goal each training session given you are in full health and full immunity), your muscles utilise the glycogen and generate lactic acid and hydrogen (H+) ions as by-products. When the lactic acid and H+ ions build up, the pH of the blood around the muscles drop creating an acidic environment that prevents the muscles from contracting further. That is what is commonly referred to as ‘reaching failure’, where you have to stop between sets, just enough to allow these by-products to be metabolised.

As you progress with regular training throughout the week, your muscles eventually become depleted of muscle glycogen. Also keep in mind that over time of high intensity exercise and resistance training, your body accumulates cortisol, a hormone that is secreted in response to physical stress. Cortisol is mainly catabolic, meaning it is a muscle-destroying hormone.

Glycogen depletion plus prolonged exposure to excess cortisol levels equals fatigue and muscle loss. If that’s the case, you might think, what’s the use of having a consistent training routine? That’s just half of the story, because it is where the role of Nutrition and Good Supplementation comes into the equation. The reason not everyone who hits the gym can achieve the goal of burning fat and building muscle is because this balancing act of muscle building and muscle breakdown, along with cortisol rising and cortisol falling is always happening throughout each training session with intensity. It’s knowing these factors and balancing them with tact that will help one reach this god-like state 😉

A Tactical Approach

A portion of our daily carbohydrates intake is allotted to the resupply of this muscle glycogen. The question remains: What type of carbs are directed into muscle tissues to be stored as glycogen? And what carbs just contribute to gaining fat?


Complex carbohydrates, when ingested and metabolised, gives a much larger ration of glucose molecules to muscle tissues to be stored as glycogen – we are talking sweet potatoes, basmati rice, oats, more examples later.… While simple and refined sugars are absorbed very quickly into the blood stream, with excess amounts being stored into fat cells. Starchy vegetables are great in replenishing glycogen stores because they are not only rich in complex carbohydrates; they also contain a lot of fiber. I will discuss in a minute why this is important.

Complex carbohydrates refer mainly to starchy vegetables such as: Squash, yucca, taro root, and yams. A half-cup (64 grams), cooked serving of any of these veggies offers 15 grams of complex starch carbohydrates. Your digestive tract will quickly convert the starch into glucose to fuel the muscles and subsequently the body, and deposit the rest as glycogen in the muscle just trained.

The high fiber content results in an even slower rise in blood glucose and insulin levels, an effect that can last for hours after eating. Research shows that lower blood insulin levels are associated with greater oxidation of fatty acids during exercise and reduced degradation of muscle glycogen– both important factors in fat burning and muscle building.

It is noteworthy to say that after strenuous exercise that depletes the body’s fuel stores, early intake of carbohydrate is essential because it provides an immediate source of replenishment to the muscle, while also taking advantage of the increased insulin sensitivity to drive the carbs into skeletal muscle. If you were to have a daily cheat meal – scientifically speaking directly after an intense resistance training session would be the best time to have it, as the muscles are hanging for a source of carbohydrate to replenish the used up glycogen, a simple sugar will supply that need very fast and effectively, just don’t go overboard or you’ll store the extra sugar as fat! You’ll have to experiment with your own body to find your perfect post-workout carb feed to know what is best for YOU!

The big challenge in Body Re-comping is the individual requires a restricted or calorie-deficit diet to induce a fat-burning state, while sustaining the body’s strength and conditioning for a consistent workout routine and capacity to gain muscle mass. Unless one goes on a calorie maintenance daily intake and uses a product such as Decavar (MK2866), Stanazine (S4) or Hyper Lean (SR9009) – these are all great Re-composition tools to put in your supplement arsenal to be successful in your re-composition mission.

Optimising Advanced Scientific Supplementation

If you find it tough to eat below your daily caloric requirement, maximising the benefits of proper supplementation may just be your lifesaver as far as re-comping goes.

These supplements will not only facilitate fat loss, they are also designed toward directing glucose particles to fuel and develop muscle tissues instead of your food intake being converted into fat deposits. Cardarine GW-0742 is a PPAR-δ agonist, which regulates fat oxidation, ultimately used in gluconeogenesis, which in turn promotes skeletal muscle growth.

Supplements that improve Insulin Sensitivity are a vital component in the body transformation mission. Magnesium is a proven natural insulin sensitizer, efficiently improving insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. Alpha Lipoic Acid is another supplement to further research for insulin sensitisation. ALA is an important antioxidant that lowers triglyceride (fat) accumulation in skeletal muscle by activating AMPK to optimize insulin function and enhance nutrient storage.

Another factor to focus on for body recomping is to increase your metabolic rate by facilitating the pathways the body use to burn calories. Supplements such as Hyperlean SR9009 prevents the storage of fat tissue by improving glucose and fatty acid oxidation to support skeletal muscle development. This REV-ERB α and β agonist fires up your metabolic rate to break down fatty deposits while simultaneously increasing lean muscle bulk. And this peoples is part I of Body Re-composition and direct application into your lifestyle regime. Take it onboard and physically apply it, or don’t either way you now know Part I of Elite Sarms re-comping science.

Stay tuned for next weeks conclusion about the story of your body…….

In part 2 of this article, we will explore:

1. The Art and Science of Carb Cycling

2. Carb Cycling on Motivation and Other Benefits

3. How to Use your Cheat Meals to Burn fat

4. The 2-type Carbohydrate Protocol

5. Exercise Intensity and Volume during a Recomp

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Elite Sarms Guide to High Level Athletic Performance

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Aside from your basic abilities in agility, strength, control, and endurance, if you want to take your athletic performance to the next level, having a solid plan that incorporates training, nutrition, supplementation and recovery is required in order for you to be a healthier, fitter and stronger athlete. Becoming a high performing athlete doesn’t happen by accident. It takes some planning.

Moreover, you need an easy to follow program to gain the most competitive edge when it comes to you versus you.

If you desire to master your particular sport, physique or physical endeavor has landed you here right now, then read on… Our simple Intel tips may just be the answer to help you go that next level you’ve been seeking to hit and truly excel athletically. 

Training Habits You Can Adopt from Professional Athletes

Schedule Training sessions 3 or More per Week

To be the best you, why not follow some of the protocol of your favorite athletes. You’re a professional or semi-pro, it is understandable to train every day because it is kinda your job. If you fall under organizational or recreational sports, however, take a page from the experts by training at least 3x a week. This creates good habits for strategic training, allowing you to master your moves, challenge various body parts in different sessions, while giving them ample rest and recovery time.

Improve your Mental Toughness

Pro-athletes have the ability to dig deep, so they can push through mental barriers that impede performance whether they’re on training or when competing. There are many techniques you can try depending on your preference. You can try NLP [Neuro-linguistic programming], Self-talk, Hypnosis or even hire a mental coach! Whichever you end up using, study findings  show that psychological resilience have protective factors on athletic individuals in withstanding the pressures  and stressors that they experience during training and competition.

Avoid Training Too Hard Too Often

Current fitness programs have latched on all things HIIT. While high intensity workout sessions serve a purpose on your training plan, it cannot be your sole focus. Athletes can employ high-intensity training periodically to improve cardiovascular function, but not too often since it can go the opposite way and increase injury risk and raise stress hormone levels.

Nutrition Advice to Increase Your Competitive Edge

Strategic Carb Loading

Stop seeing carbs are the enemy and start using carbs to your advantage. Did you know that every person you see right now on Instagram that you believe looks in top shape eat carbs. They have to to fuel their muscle because muscle actually has around 70% of carbs stored within them the rest being up from proteins such as connective tissue, bone mineral, blood and cellular material. The difference is, they know when to take them and what kinds will yield them the greatest athletic performance or physique results. Carbs are an athlete’s main fuel. Period. Your body changes them to glucose, and stores it in your muscles as glycogen. During training, your muscles convert glycogen into energy. According to Sports dietitian Joy Dubost, PhDCarbohydrate loading for 3 or 4 days before an athletic event can help top up your glycogen stores. Reload on carbohydrates after intensive exercise, too. Since you don’t need quick energy, it’s best to choose complex carbohydrates like veggies and whole grains.

Optimize your Protein Intake

Energy and protein needs vary depending on the intensity and frequency of athletic training. The US and Canadian Dietetic Association  recommend 1.2 to 1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day for athletes, depending on training. Protein intake should be spaced throughout the day and consumed after workouts to accelerate muscle repair.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Intense exercise, especially in hot weather, can quickly leave you dehydrated. Lack of fluids, in turn, can hurt your performance and, in extreme cases, threaten your life. Restoring fluids maintains normal muscle function, helps prevent a decline in physical performance and reduces the risk of heat stress.

Top Supplements for Your Competitive Edge


Athletes, pro and leisure alike, are familiar with the effects of Creatine as a nutritional aid for sports performance. Red meat and seafood are rich in Creatine, but it is also available as a supplement.Studies demonstrate that supplementing with creatine can increase muscle mass and improve strength when a person combines it with strength training.


Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb, widely popular as an adrenal tonic and testosterone booster. An effective adaptogenic, A 2015 study has proven the herb’s  augmenting effects on endurance in healthy athletic men and women.Subjects who received the root extract showed a significant increase in physical endurance after 8 and 12 weeks of treatment compared to the control group.

Cardio Shred® (GW0742)

Cardio Shred® (GW0742) stimulates the biochemical pathways initiated when a person undergoes a cardiovascular workout. A Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonist, Cardio Shred breaks down fats and utilize fatty acids to fuel the body, power up the mitochondria of muscle fibers, thus enhancing physical endurance and delaying exhaustion.

Researches show that PPARs have a positive association with the potential to achieve elite status in human physical performance in strength and power, team, and aerobic sports.  Specific agonists like Cardio Shred® (GW0742) activate these genes, and may bring a beneficial effect to achieving maximum sports status. Pro-Tips on Athletic Recovery

Cryotherapy. Have you watched a video of an athlete diving into an ice bath? It’s not some kind of spoof, athletes do it for real!  It may look horrible, but they actually make it to accelerate their recovery to allow them to train harder and faster sooner. Cryotherapy chambers operate at -110°C to -190°C temperatures, which sports and fitness buffs expose themselves to for just a few minutes. This helps them recover from the day’s rigorous training session –including a reduction of systemic inflammation and lowering concentrations of markers for muscle cell damage.

Contrast Water Therapy

Contrast bath therapy comprises alternating cycles of submerging in very warm water and very cold water. The body’s exposure to changing intervals of extreme temperature stimulates the contraction and dilation of the blood vessels and stimulates the body’s circulation.

Lab studies found that contrast bath therapy may help reduce muscle soreness post-workout, facilitating to offset the negative effects of strenuous exercise.
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How S4 Stanazine can Increase your Athletic Power

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Many sports individuals and professional athletes maximize their nutrition and employ supplements to enhance their performance. Whether you are looking to advance your game or aiming to take home the cup, at the end of the day you want to improve, and feel great about your physical fitness and development. Well, there is on Sarm that is an excellent performer in both Athletic Performance plus increasing strength and power. That Sarm is S4 known in the Elite Sarms range as Stanazine®.

No doubt, the sports and fitness industry is flooded by thousands of supplements that make all types of claims and this can be confusing and overwhelming. Admissibly, there are many effective and decent supplements in the market, but in this article I want to put the spotlight on the novel compound S4 Stanazine to show you how this supplement is miles ahead of the game in terms of sports performance, fat cutting, crazy muscle pumps and drastic power increases and how S4 delivers all of this. This article talks about how it’s easily one of the closest compounds to the “perfect tonic” to jack-up your game performance.

The advent of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs has been phenomenal, particularly in the world of fitness and sports. SARMs certainly raised the bar when it comes to safe, effective and accessible supplements for physique and sports enhancement

Developed by GTX, Inc under its then brand name, Andarine, S4 Stanazine was originally conceptualized as a safer alternative to anabolic steroids for the treatment of muscle wasting diseases and Osteoporosis. If you are familiar with SARMs compounds, S4 like the other sarms has excellent binding and activation to the body’s androgen receptors, and therefore mimics the effects of testosterone minus the usual side effects of synthetic testosterone.

How can S4 (Stanazine®) help athletes amp their competitive edge?

We just don’t babble about unfounded claims here. At Elite Sarms, our Intel lets the Science do the talking… 

Bone Density

The health of the skeletal system is important for athletes young and old. If there is a disruption in the equilibrium between bone formation and resorption, bone stress injuries and fractures can occur. This will surely set back your fitness advancement, especially if this happens over a spectrum of repetitive mechanical stresses during training and gaming events. Keeping the bones strong and powerful will mean you stay injury free and continue to advance past your competitors, who aren’t taking direct action to ensure their bones are in the best possible conditions for all the stress you are putting them under during training and competition. 

Studies on ovariectomized female rats (a female rat whose ovaries have been removed) show that S4 administration increased bone mineral density and strength in the trial subjects, while also improving muscle strength. This means even without the life force of a female mammal removed, the subject continued to increase in bone mineral strength and muscle strength – this is no small finding, especially the effect this would have on healthy subjects.  

The studies imply that the incidence of fracture can be reduced through Stanazine’s dual mechanisms: one, via direct effects in bone strength and quality, and two, by decreasing the incidence of falls as stability is supported with increased muscle strength.

Muscle Mass

According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association,  fitness components such as agility, power, coordination, etc., rely on body and in particular muscle composition to a large extent. An increase in lean body mass contributes to strength and power development. And muscle size and quality is positively related to Strength and power. 

In one study, castrated male rats received S4 for four weeks and ended up with higher muscle weight, similar to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). 

What this means for the athlete, is that with regular dosing of S4 Stanazine, lean muscle gains are achieved. It follows that by increasing lean body mass, the athlete is able to generate more force in a shorter period of time. Than without daily dosing of S4 for a period of time (we recommend 12 weeks of continual for S4, before taking a break to let the Androgen receptors regain their sensitivity for greater gains in the next supplementation cycle. Greater muscular strength

According to sports scientists and practitioners, muscle strength is directly associated with improved force-time characteristics that influence an athlete’s overall performance. Numerous research studies support the opinion that greater muscular strength can enhance the capacity to execute general sport skills such as jumping, sprinting, and quick change of direction movements.

S4 Stanazine 5:2 dosage Protocol

A dose of 25mg per day for 5 days on and 2 days off per week is recommended. Each bottle contains 30 days of use. 1 ml is measured on the included glass dropper and is equivalent to 25 mg. 

Cycle Length: 8–12 weeks.

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Our Testosterone Boosting Secrets

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Testosterone is vital to a person’s overall health and well-being. Low levels of testosterone, due to aging or a medical disorder, can negatively affect body composition, slow down metabolism, decrease libido, and cause mood depressions. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of suboptimal testosterone levels, or want to boost it simply because it can improve your mood and motivation, accelerate healing and enhance your body-building efforts, this article is for you.

Diet Rich in Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like salmon, pilchard, mackerel, and sardines are rich in nutrients that are important for hormonal health. Aside from Omega-3 fatty acids, they are also packed with vitamin D and zinc.

While high cholesterol and fried foods are linked to decreased testosterone levels in some people, research showed that low-fat diets can also be detrimental for test stores. In a 2016 study,  DHA-rich fish oil sourced from fatty fish increased testosterone synthesis in male subjects after only 12 weeks of supplementation. Another study showed that zinc, when supplemented with magnesium, has contributed to elevating serum testosterone in varsity football players. 

In a different study, a significant increase in total testosterone levels, bioactive, and free testosterone was observed in the vitamin D supplemented group compared to control subjects.

Resistance and Strength Training

Resistance exercises are proven by research to cause an acute surge in serum testosterone while augmenting long-term levels. Resistance training, such as weightlifting, is a great exercise to boost testosterone, particularly in male athletes. A 2007 study found that non-athlete male university students who did strength/resistance training 3 days a week for 4 weeks were linked to increases in T levels right after a workout and over time. 

To boost your T levels, perform 2-3 sets of 5-8 reps at 95 percent of your maximum effort, targeting larger muscle groups like the quadriceps, hamstrings, back and chest. Follow by strengthening smaller muscle groups, like your biceps, calves and shoulders to help prevent injury and speeds up your metabolism. Next we reveal the Elite Sarms products that work to create Testosterone and HGH cycle effects…..

RAD 140

A type of selective androgen receptor modulators, or SARMs, it has the same benefits of testosterone WITHOUT the side effects. This exciting new compound is highly selective and only interacts with the androgen receptors of muscles, bones and other connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system.

You might wonder why I included RAD140 on the list when there are no investigations linking it to Test synthesis. Popularly known as Tight, while it doesn’t increase T levels, RAD 140 is commonly stacked with other prohormones or steroids in the market to reinforce the effects of testosterone without significant side effects. According to research, it is a Testosterone amplifier, which enhances your natural hormone’s biological action.

HGH Optimization

Scientists are now investigating the potential of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as a prospective treatment for low testosterone. This theory is fast gaining traction among health and fitness sites and anti-aging clinics.

HGH, a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, is secreted into the bloodstream to regulate various biochemical processes in the body. With the advent of hormone therapy clinics, monitored injections of HGH can help people with a growth hormone deficiency, sports injuries, or decreasing levels of HGH because of aging to improve bone density, build muscle mass, reduce body fat and speed up the repair of damaged tissues.

Based on another study, growth hormone works like a gonadotropin, a hormone that stimulates the activity of the gonads to secrete sex hormones. According to clinical results, HGH administration stimulated testosterone as well as estradiol secretions by Leydig cells in lab rats. It also modulates the action of T3 and LH to augment secretion of these steroids. 

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BioHacking Your Way To Your Best Physique 
- An Elite Sarms Future Supps Adventure –

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By: M.G. Thibault Edited by Ryan McTeigue

It is true that you can’t increase the time and effort required to create your greatest physique ever, however you can maximize your efforts and go above and beyond traditional training programs to achieve a lean, strong and greatly developed physique, in comparison to the average person. In this article, we will discuss advanced supplement protocols and advanced training techniques that work in synergy so you can improve your overall workout productivity and move toward your best body achievement.

The following are the latest biohacking techniques that will allow you to achieve fitness, fat loss, and clean gains in minimum time using new discoveries about human biology, physiology and access to modern technology.

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP1 agonists have been demonstrated to recruit muscle microvasculature, increase muscle delivery of insulin, and enhance the muscles use of glucose. What this means for the fitness individual is that it increases both Insulin production and sensitivity which results in stronger anabolic action of the compound and better use of glucose for muscle tissue growth. If you are looking to increase insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate utilization by muscle, a GLP-1 agonist is a peptide which has to be administered subcutaneously (under the skin). Its ability to slow down gastric emptying makes you actually want to eat less, which will be ideal for a cutting cycle or a weight and fat loss program.

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training. Also known as occlusion training, is the action of simply applying an elastic band or rubber tubing around the muscle you want to target which acts like a tourniquet. Then proceed with your training. Theoretically, when you cut a small amount of blood flow to the tissue, more lactic acid accumulates faster because it doesn’t drain due to the restriction. This triggers your Growth Hormone secretion effecting more muscle building action.

A meta-analysis confirms that exercise and walking with vascular occlusion played a key role in improving strength muscle hypertrophy which is in the ball park equivalent to training high-intensity resistance training. This is compatible with those having joint pain, older fitness people and/or athletes who are recuperating from injury and just getting back into the gym.

Oxygen Restricted Training

Oxygen Restricted Training. Advance your training by biohacking your breathing. This is done by restricting your access to oxygen thereby compelling your inspiratory and expiratory muscles to work harder to take oxygen in and push carbon dioxide out.

This creates a stronger diaphragm, tougher respiratory muscles, and a higher tolerance for carbon dioxide. The “intermittent hypoxic training mask” gives you the benefits of both resisted breathing and hypoxic training—yep, like working out in an environment with reduced oxygen, like a location at high-altitude. It’s like running a marathon at Mt. Kilimanjaro. When you exercise wearing oxygen restricting mask, this can push you to a whopping 95% of lactate threshold workload. And this is a sure-fire way to improve your aerobic capacity and endurance performance once you return to normal oxygen-level environments.

YK-11 Alpha Helix. It is one of the most innovative and exciting Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators in the market right now. This unique compound stimulates Follistatin and Myogenin production- molecules that are significantly responsible for skeletal muscle development and repair.

It also inhibits Myostatin, which is a negative regulator of muscle growth and is significantly implicated in muscle-wasting disorders. What this means is that Myostatin mainly inhibits and limits muscle growth. Thanks to YK11 Alpha Helix, it blocks the action of Myostatin stopping its catabolic effects while up-regulating follistatin and myogenin activities to allow muscle tissues to grow beyond their limitations.

Like any other SARMs, YK-11 Alpha Helix can be as powerful as testosterone in terms of muscle tissue strengthening and volumisation, but without any heavy side effects as with testosterone.


The above tools will help you achieve faster physique targets as you enhance your training protocol for superior benefits. Don’t ever think these tactics are just for professional bodybuilders and athletes, these methods are simple enough and can be adopted by anyone to working to achieve their best physique yet.

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How Important Is Post Workout Recovery? (What Experts are Saying)

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It is common knowledge within fitness circles that some discomfort is part of athletic activities. Every successful training program includes some degree of pain since for muscle strength to improve, the muscle tissue must experience an increase in stress over what it is used to, which is what we call the “burn” during training. This mild burn is what we call good pain and also the root of the popular expression, “No pain, no gain.” Take note, this pain should be short-lived and should resolve within a day or two.

Do you know when your workout regimen is pushing the limits of your athletic capacity?

When you feel fatigued after a good, strenuous workout, you can tell you had a great session if it also leaves you feeling exhilarated. But when this fatigue stretches for days, this means you have excessively challenged your physical form, and the energy stores in your muscles are not being adequately replenished.

Chronic fatigue after extreme exercise indicates that you are overtraining yourself. If after appropriate rest the fatigue continues, it may be a symptom of a medical problem and you should consult a doctor for further work-up.

According to McFarland and Cosgarea, both Orthopedic Specialists from John Hopkins School of Medicine, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones of the body are living structures that react to the stress of exercise only gradually. If they are exposed to stress too fast, they cannot respond effectively and may begin to fail.

One research reports that the total amounts of exercise has the strongest and most consistent association to a higher risks of injury. When we say the total amount of exercise, we pertain to the product of the intensity, duration, and frequency of your workout sessions.

This also points us to the necessity of an effective post-workout protocol. Our Intel further explains why exercise recovery is critical to your fitness and overall performance, and lets you in on recovery strategies that actually work.

Recovery Time Helps You to be Injury-Free

Sufficient rest in between workouts will help reenergize the body so you have the stamina to give it your all during your next workout, says Melissa Leber, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City If you want to push it to your maximum, you also have to give your body time to recoup in between.

“Overtraining can lead to overuse, which can lead to burnout and injury,” Dr. Leber explains. Common overuse injuries include runner’s knee, stress fractures, ligament tears, and muscle strains.

Post Workout Supplements

After training, replenishing your body is critical for accelerated recovery and performance. While there are tons of products on the market that claim to support and optimize your post-workout strategy, choosing a safe and scientifically-proven recovery supplement is equally important.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids. “Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids, particularly the long chain variety EPA and DHA found in fish oils, can reduce inflammation, swelling and stiffness in the muscles and assist healing after intense workouts,” according to Anita Bean, a nutritionist and the author of The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition. Omega-3 fats are shown to increase blood flow to muscles during exercise, reduce post-exercise soreness and increase the muscle-building response of the body to a meal.

Boswellia and Curcumin. A study recently published in the Journal of American College of Sports Medicine shows that a combination of curcumin extract and boswellia extract, accelerates muscle recovery post-exercise. Results showed that the combined supplementation produced lower levels of creatine kinase, which is a marker for muscle damage. Muscle injury, perceived soreness, and loss of muscle strength were also reduced in the supplement group.

(MK-2866) or Decavar/Ostarine/Enobosarm. Widely documented for its reliable anabolic action, it quickly regenerates “microtears” in the muscle tissues during intense workouts, while promoting new growth of lean muscle fibres for a sharper, more solid physique. This mechanism also allows the body to bounce back rapidly while increasing mass gains, muscle strength and energy without any adverse effects thanks to its high tissue selectivity.

Decavar’s notable healing properties on muscle and bone tissues has also exhibited consistent results in enhancing functional performance and endurance. This is explained by experts who discovered an increase in the blood supply and enzyme activity of muscle tissues of test subjects, thereby facilitating the contractile force of their muscles.

Athletes, body builders and fitness buffs can benefit significantly from Decavar MK-2866 as it shortens recovery time in between workouts. By facilitating tissue regeneration and restoring their normal physiology, your bones and muscles can recover faster and grow stronger.

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Is S4 The 2021 Version of Winstrol for Athletic Performance?

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Written by: Michelle G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

In general, performance enhancing substances, otherwise known as ergogenic aids are utilized by sports people and professional athletes to boost their game. Athletes often seek out alternative nutrition to further improve their performance, and sports supplements are one way. As far as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is concerned, these supplements fall into 2 categories: the legal substances, and those that are banned. If you are a professional athlete who gets tested before competitions, check with your sports governing body to be sure what compounds are on their Prohibited list.

Let’s talk about one particular substance that has gained fame, or shall we say infamy since athletes were stripped off of their medals when proven to have used this compound.

Winstrol’s popularity hit the roof when Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for it. If you look at Johnson, he was lean, and ripped. But what’s more prominent was his strength and speed. He had the athletic agility that earned him the title, “world’s fastest human being”.

Worlwide interest magnified when Russian race walker Olimpiada Ivanova and National Rugby League footballer Rodney Howe also tested positive. And that’s what Stanozolol, the generic name of the anabolic steroid Winstrol, does for you. It will give you a massive surge in strength without putting in a lot of bulk to your frame. It also allows your body for a fast recovery, not only from gruelling training sessions but also from injuries.

Most people from the bodybuilding community call it ‘Winny’ and has become a big favourite among ‘physique’ oriented groups. Say for example, if someone is seeking to gain a decent amount of muscle without gaining a lot of water and fat, bodybuilding mavens effectively stack Test and Winny to achieve their target.

The problem with Winstrol

Because Stanozolol (Winstrol) is an anabolic hormone, side effects are expected. The following adverse results were reported:

– severe liver toxicity

– insomnia

– electrolyte imbalance

– acne

– ankle swelling

– testosterone suppression

– electrolyte imbalance

– gynecomastia for men

A Bettter and Safer Alternative

The advent of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs marks a turning point in the world of fitness and sports because it undoubtedly raised the bar as far as physique and sports enhancing supplements are concerned. Imagine Winstrol but without the side effects. Remarkable… right?

It’s called S4. Alternatively known as Stanazine or Andarine, this substance has a high affinity for androgen receptors, and therefore mimics the effects of testosterone. Even better is the fact that its effects are much stronger in muscles and bones without involving the reproductive organs. This property of high selectivity is why S4 and other SARMs are believed to cause fewer side effects when compared to anabolic steroids. Bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts won’t have to deal with severe testosterone suppression and increased estrogens if they take SARMs instead of steroids.

Potential Uses of
Stanazine (S4)

This section focuses on the clinical and scientific research that have been done on S4.

Based on current data, the following are its effects:

1. Increase in Muscle Mass

This drug was developed to prevent muscle wasting, and animal studies do indeed show that S4 improves muscle growth and strength in animals. When given to castrated rats for 4 weeks, S4 increased muscle weight as markedly as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) but without prostate enlargement, which is a big concern when taking steroids.

2. Increase in Bone Strength and Combat Osteoporosis

Andarine increased bone mineral density and strength in both in castrated male rats and in female rats whose ovaries had been removed.In addition to improving bone density, it also improves muscle strength, reducing the risk of falls and fractures.

3. Fat Loss

In female rats whose ovaries have been removed, apart from improving bone strength, S4 also decreased body fat.

The above factors play a big role in athletic performance because bone and muscle strength determine stability, power, speed and endurance. Remember:

a) Slow-twitch muscles– move more slowly but help to keep you moving. Associated with stamina, and endurance, sustained for a longer amount of time.

b) Fast- twitch muscles– help you move faster, but for shorter periods. Related to speed, strength and sudden bursts of energy in a shorter period.

Research studies demonstrate that Stanazine S4 also promotes bone healing and accelerated recovery, which means faster repair of fractures and muscular micro-tears athletes oftentimes suffer during training sessions.