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Recomp 101: Muscle up as you Lean down

Recomp 101: Muscle up as you Lean down

You CAN lose body fat while increasing lean muscle mass at the same time.

This didn’t seem possible until the mid-1990’s when the concept was popularly promoted by the famous Canadian coach Charles Poliquin. It’s official name – Body Recomposition.

We know that this is quite a controversial subject in the fitness and bodybuilding industry, as many don’t believe that losing fat and gaining muscle can be done simultaneously.

Just look at it this way, when you eat fewer calories than you burn (cutting), the pendulum swings to the catabolic side. On the other hand, the pendulum swings to the anabolic side when you eat more calories than you burn (bulking)Balancing the pendulum swings is the key to body recomposition.

This article will provide you with scientific studies and proven strategies that will maximize your results, but first…

Body Recomposition is not for everyone

Who are ideal candidates for a Body Recomp?

  • The Fitness Novice –Gym newbies with less than one year of structured training.
  • Detrained- Individuals who took a long break from consistent, purposeful training that may be due to injuries or just getting off track from their fitness goals.-
  • The Overweight- Have a body fat percentage of 25 and above? You’re a perfect candidate for recomping.
  • Shifting Phases– You recently completed a bulk or cut and want to gradually transition the other way
  • Staying Lean– If you want to stay lean all the time, you can’t afford extended periods of bulking and cutting. Recomping allows for a photo-ready physique.
  • Lifters- This is referred to as a slow cut inside an extended bulking period and used when you want to strip off the excess fat that has accumulated.

The Basics

A Recomp works best when paired with a Resistance training program. A case study which included 24 athletes were asked to complete 4 resistance training sessions per week, while following energy restricted diets (aiming for a weekly weight loss of 0.7%). By the end of the study, the athletes had lost body weight and fat mass, while gaining lean body mass. Another successful research on Body Recomposition enlisted 24 overweight police officers to participate in 12 weeks of hypocaloric diet and increased protein intake combined with resistance training. The participants managed to lose 2.5kg in weight, showing significant decreases in body fat and substantial increases in strength and lean muscle mass!

Take the right Supplements.

Creatine is one of the most studied workout supplement on the market, and research shows that 5 grams of creatine per day is a safe dose for healthy people to use to:

Gain muscle and strength, improve anaerobic endurance and reduces muscle damage.

Elite Sarms Decavar (MK-2866) or Ostarine as other studies call it, has been documented for its strong anabolic properties. It is a novel compound belonging to a range of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) known to revolutionize the Sports and Body Building Industry with their muscle building benefits but without side effects or any organ complications.

This supplement promptly regenerates “microtears” in the muscle tissues during intense workouts and facilitates new growth of fat- free muscle fibres resulting to a leaner bulk, making it a quick favorite among athletes, physique contenders, and gym goers.

Decavar (MK-2866) is so powerful it can even counteract muscle wasting diseases! Thus making Decavar the perfect Recomp supplement to balance the effects of a calorie-deficit diet, and still generate muscle gains.

Elite Sarms Hyper Lean (SR9009)is another supplement that will amplify your Body Recomp results. As a REV-ERB α and β agonist, increases the basal metabolic rate and regulates energy balance by altering the expression of genes involved in lipid and glucose metabolism.

Clinical researches show that intake of Hyperlean SR9009 also diminishes the storage of fat tissue and improves glucose and fatty acid oxidation to support skeletal muscle development. Because it can rev up your metabolic rate while sparing your muscle, fat loss and lean gains are guaranteed to be at optimal levels when paired despite regular heavy lifts on a hypocaloric intake.

Building lean muscle mass, while shredding body fat requires the right techniques, and the dedication to adhere to these Recomp methods. And in this case, that includes supplementing with the best products that will enhance your results.

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Tried and Tested: Ways to Build Beautiful Female Muscles

Tried and Tested: Ways to Build Beautiful Female Muscles

What are the Effective Methods for Developing Attractive Female Muscles?

Many females gym goers might wonder if it’s even possible for a woman to gain a substantial amount of muscle. The good news is, it’s not only plausible, it’s one of the best things that you can do for yourself! Increasing lean muscle mass improves a woman’s functional strength, accelerates metabolism, and enhances insulin sensitivity— which also prevents fat gain. Altogether, gaining weight in the form of lean muscle is an ideal way to achieving the body you desire than simply focusing on loosing weight – as with added muscle, your biology is working for you to keep fat in check, strength and function high and metabolism firing.

Truthfully, as a woman, there is NO single approach to muscle-building or transforming your body composition. Our bodies differ from each other, in so many ways… Secondly, every woman has their own vision of an ideal physique — some might want to improve on their endurance while others aim to develop more flexibility. Other women are more focused on aesthetics like getting their glutes in shape or having washboard abs.

To help you get a jumpstart with your fitness goals, this article offers sure-fire tips for rocking the muscle-building part of your workout goals, so if increasing lean muscle to your body is of interest to you, read on…

Hit the Weights!

The Naked Truth: If you don’t lift weights, it’s tricky to sculpt your body into the shape you want it to be. Many women avoid training with weights because they tend to get intimidated by them or don’t understand how lifting can benefit their fitness goal.

Lifting weights stimulates a type of muscle growth known as “myogenic” muscle growth. This type of muscle growth increases the mass and density of the muscle fibers giving it its shape, which it will retain for longer periods.


High Intensity Cardio

Cardio is vital to your training regimen. It burns calories which creates a calorie deficit that halts the conversion of glucose (sugars) being stored as adipose tissue (fat). It also encourages a healthy cardio-vascular fitness, which keeps your heart in excellent condition.

With that said, cardio cannot build muscle or tone the body. You may feel better after 1 hour on the treadmill but it does not stimulate muscular density and it does not improve the thickness or fullness of muscles. This can be undesirable for women who have lost a lot of weight as it can leave them looking “skinny fat” where they lost a significant amount of weight making their muscles seem flat. To avoid this, a good balance between cardio workouts and resistance training is necessary.


Focused Diet

If you want to achieve a toned body with distinct muscle definition and shape – nutrition is the key. Ditch the processed foods that inflame the body and make you retain water weight and start to prepare your meals from fresh ingredients. Proteins such as turkey, chicken, white fish, salmon, mackerel and lean beef are all excellent staple proteins for your diet. Pair them with complex carbohydrates, essential fats and large amounts of green and leafy vegetables.

This is an incredible game changer and can transform your body so everything becomes firmer and harder! Do not be afraid to eat – Just eat the right foods. You have to take enough nutrients to fuel your muscles during training and generate new tissues for lean gains. Remember: Insufficient calories = no growth.

Tension Maximization

Merely moving weights from point A to point B doesn’t automatically equate to muscle tone, shape and development. It is not a matter of lifting the heaviest weights – you should learn how to contract your muscles harder and increase the time that your muscles are under load / tension with concentration and focus.

Often when doing reps, the momentum of your movement can facilitate the lifts; along with the tendency to counterbalance using your own bodyweight to move the weights. STOP if you find yourself doing this. Here’s a neat trick: Become aware of the specific muscle group you are working to move that weight, then focus on squeezing it all the way through the movement. Hold the tension at the contraction point, and then release again, all the while in a controlled movement.


Learn your supplements

More often than not, women are overly-cautious when experimenting with supplements beyond protein powders, mainly because of a lack of good and reliable information out there about what products women can use. Let’s take Creatine for example, the unfortunate misconception about Creatine is that “it contains” steroids or male hormones leading to it being under-utilised by women. Creatine, in truth, supports muscular growth, endurance and strength. It allows an increase in size of the muscle only because you can train harder and for longer!
There are many good supplements in the market right now, however, very few stand beside – Elite Sarms Cardio Shred Cardarine (GW0742). It is a PPARδ receptor agonist that works by activating the catabolic pathways when we do a Cardio workout. It enhances breakdown of fat cells while reducing glucose utilization as the body’s fuel – which retains more of your hard earned muscle while doing cardio and resistance training.
In other words, Cardio Shred® burns fat, and facilitates lean muscle building by using the body’s glucose stores to promote muscle growth and hypertrophy. Studies also demonstrate that Cardio Shred® can efficiently enhance physical endurance therefore delaying exhaustion during physical training. Unlike anabolic hormones, Cardarine is safe and does not cause “androgenic” effects. You won’t have oversized, bulky muscles and it won’t mess with your estrogen levels or menstrual cycle. With proper nutrition and a consistent workout plan, you’ll achieve a more toned and well-defined physique in as short as a month or two.

Another supplement that work excellent for women is Elite Sarms Hyper Lean® (SR9009). Hyper Lean is a REV-ERB α and β agonist, which acts to increase the basal metabolic rate and maintains energy homeostasis by altering the expression of genes involved in lipid and glucose metabolism. The mechanism of Hyper Lean® is different from Cardio Shred® (Cardarine) because it regulates a different set of receptors, Hyper Lean (SR9009) similarly results in increased fat metabolism and weight loss while facilitating lean muscle gains. It is also highly effective in HIIT (high intensity interval training) due to the drastic increase in metabolic rate.

Research studies show that intake of SR9009 also decreases the storage of fat tissue, aids cholesterol and bile acid synthesis in the liver, increases mitochondria in cells in the body (the cell’s power house), and improves glucose and fatty acid oxidation to support skeletal muscle development. Even in the absence of physical exertion, with Elite Sarms Hyper Lean SR9009, metabolic pathways continue to stay HIGH minus the ‘wired effect’. It doesn’t negatively affect the CNS or any other organ systems for that matter.

With their own unique signatures Elite Sarms products – Cardio Shred® and Hyper Lean® are winners for the females out there looking to get fitter and tone up. Combine this with our nutrition and resistance training recommendations above and add a splash of intensity and focus and you’ll be on your way to your best version yet.

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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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RAD 140 – Testosterone and Muscle Building

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Testosterone levels usually peak around adolescence and early adulthood. During this period, gains in muscle mass and strength are easy and at their optimum potential. You may have a full mane of thick, luscious hair, a nonstop sex drive and a relentless motivation that can take on anything you put your mind to.

But, as we age, our hormone levels steadily decline which typically starts around 30 years old. As you begin to notice the changes that become more apparent with growing older, you begin searching for ways to hold onto the aptitude and youthful vitality you once had. But exactly what are the signs and symptoms to be aware of for when testosterone levels begin to drop? And is it possible to avoid these symptoms and delay the effects of ageing hormone levels?

Continue reading to find out…

Countless studies have been conducted in the pursuit of reversing the ageing process. And while scientists search for effective modalities to achieve perpetual youth, the signs and symptoms of ageing remain to be the same. Typical changes that occur as a result of diminishing hormones and in particular the decline of testosterone include:

1. Physical changes. This includes a reduction in muscle bulk and strength, increased body fat, and decreased bone density. Lowered energy and stamina. Swollen or tender breasts otherwise known as – gynecomastia and hair loss.

2. Changes in sexual function. A relevant decrease in sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections, and infertility can eventuate.

3. Altered Moods. Diminishing testosterone can also lead to a drop in motivation, and a drop in self-esteem. Lack of focus and trouble remembering things. And irritable and/or depressed moods.

If you’ve been looking around at the anti-aging industry in hopes of dodging the perils of dropping test levels, you may be familiar with testosterone therapy. You may have heard it’s reported benefits of renewed strength and instant vitality. It may seem common sense – if testosterone drops as you age, just replace it with the hormone itself. While Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) sounds promising, it is equally vital to know the risks also.

According to an article by Mayo Clinic, Testosterone therapy has various risks, including:

For many, the decrease in testicle size and weight and the complete shut down of natural testosterone production usually steers regular gym goers away from testosterone and its derivatives. But what if there was a compound that could offer the benefits of testosterone without shutting down natural test and keeping testical size and weight the same??? Enter RAD140.

RAD 140: The future of Androgen therapy?

So far, you’ve learned the importance of Testosterone and its impact on man’s physiology. You’ve also been shown that while TRT may help reverse the effects of male ageism, there is solid proof that recipients of this modality are susceptible to serious side effects also.

Fortunately, there’s a new class of investigational compounds called selective androgen receptor modulators, or SARMs, which have the same benefits of the testosterone hormone WITHOUT the side effects. These novel compounds are highly selective and only interact with the androgen receptors of muscles, bones and other connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system. This explains why SARMs don’t have any adverse effects on the liver, prostate, heart and organs that are likely to suffer when using synthetic anabolics.

RAD140, also known as Testolone or Tight® in the Elite Sarms range, has fast become a favorite among bodybuilders, athletes and biohackers because it is one of the strongest SARMs up to date and is comparative to the strong anabolic effects of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) when it comes to increasing muscle mass.

It is now being used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone levels, without the hazards for developing benign prostatic hypertrophy or accelerating the progression of existing prostate cancer.

We have established the anabolic, energy- promoting and anti-aging impacts of RAD-140 and how they’re almost identical to testosterone. What is also exceptional about this compound is that because of its impressive safety profile, some synthetic anabolic users will stack RAD 140 with smaller amounts of testosterone to reinforce the effects of testosterone without the side effects.

Lastly, we need to note RAD140’s amazing neuroprotective properties. In older male subjects, cognitive decline was shown to be associated with diminished testosterone circulating in the blood. This is supported by studies that exhibit testosterone’s important role in protecting the brain. Testosterone and RAD140 can increase brain cell growth, improve memory, and decrease amyloid-beta build-up. Please note that Amyloid-beta plaques are among the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease. In a separate study, RAD140 protected brain nerves against injury from amyloid-beta plaques. Additionally, RAD140 and testosterone were equally effective at protecting against neurotoxins.

To find out more about RAD140 known as Tight® in the Elite Sarms range you can check it out here. Thank you for reading 🙂
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The A,B,C’s of Sarms in Getting Bigger and Stronger Muscles

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By: M. G. Thibault

Mechanism of anabolic hormones in muscle

What are Androgenic Receptors?

You probably already know that testosterone and synthetic esters of this male hormone have a huge role in muscle growth and development. However, do you know the exact role of androgenic receptors (AR’s) in muscle growth?

Androgenic receptors are the primary target of anabolic steroids, growth hormone, IGF-1, and most performance-enhancing drugs work by stimulating hypertrophy in muscle tissues

There is a considerable density of androgen receptors in muscle tissue, specifically in the myonuclei. These receptors profoundly modulate the response of the muscles to contractile stimuli (ie. Resistance training – weights). The data indicates that the androgenic receptors are critical regulators of muscle growth, being both necessary and sufficient for full stimulation of protein synthesis and for fiber growth inside the muscle.

Because there are more testosterone-receptor proteins than actual cellular androgen receptors, this shows that there is a biological mechanism within all cells to respond whenever it encounters androgens.

Given AR’s widespread expression in many cells and tissues, Androgen receptors have a diverse range of biological actions including important roles in the development and maintenance of the reproductive, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, immune, neural and hemopoietic systems.

Many of today’s bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts are taking supplements daily in order to improve some aspect of their physique. These compounds are usually synthetic anabolic or growth promoting agents that work by artificially increasing hormone levels and the secondary to that – stimulating the androgen receptor sites, which in turn allows for the development of the muscle cell with increases in strength depending upon the compound used. Sarms bypass the artificial hormone elevations and drops and targets the Androgen Receptors directly and selectively.  

Androgenic Anabolic Steroids

When you hear about anabolic steroids, you think about their ability to increase muscle mass and strength. However, what many people don’t know is that these compounds also come with some severe side effects on a user’s health, due to their non-discriminatory action on different cells. 

As what was mentioned earlier, androgen receptors are found in different cells and tissues all over the human body. They are present in fat tissues, muscles, bones, the prostate gland, liver, nervous system, brain, hair follicles and cardiac cells.  

So when you say non-discriminatory action, this means that when you take testosterone for muscle growth, it doesn’t only stimulate the androgen receptors in the skeletal muscles, it also affects the different AR’s in the body resulting in oily skin, acne, hair loss, headache, nausea and vomiting. What’s even worse, some individuals take massive amounts of this testosterone esters that are way, way above the recommended dose, which may cause, in extreme cases, liver diseases, prostate cancer and heart attacks. As soon as a synthetic hormone enters the body, it signals the hypothalamus in the brain to stop producing LH and FSH. In short, natural testosterone production is shut down as the body reads there is no reason to continue producing T since it is receiving synthetic testosterone from and outside source. Sarms mitigate this process by their design of not being a hormone, but a direct Androgen Receptor Modulator.

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs)

Mechanism of SARMS

This is where Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) come into play. These compounds have a selective action on the body, which means that they affect only certain parts of it. SARMs are a novel class of androgen receptor ligands. They bind to the androgen receptor more selectively, exhibit tissue selective activation of gene transcription and enhance protein synthesis. The relative selectivity of SARMs for muscle and bone over prostate and sebaceous glands has potential application in the treatment of muscle wasting, osteoporosis and functional limitations associated with aging. 

The unique pharmacology of SARMs makes it a much safer choice compared to androgenic anabolic steroids. Because of its high selectivity — meaning it only stimulates the androgen receptors of muscles, bones, body fat, nerves, connective tissues and in some Sarms like Tight® (RAD140), the brain. Sarms have become a reliable tool and a fitness staple among serious fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders and athletes who aim to take their physique and strength building goals to the next level.

With Elite Sarms Tight® (RAD140), a daily intake of 10mg, which is equal to 1ml, affects muscle tissues resulting in a significant increase in strength and endurance. By attaching to androgen receptors, Tight® (RAD140) stimulates muscle development while repairing connective tissues (bones and joints) and efficiently metabolizing body fat.  

Another muscle building superstar in this category of compounds is Elite Sarms Decavar® (MK-2866).  Decavar® (MK-2866) stimulates tissue regeneration by targeting the androgen receptors in muscle fibers. It also increases nitrogen in the blood vessels that supply muscle tissues, enabling more blood and nutrients to flow and nourish the muscles. The enhanced levels of nitric oxide also improves and aids in muscle tissue recovery by clearing lactic acid and sustaining pH balance, thus making Ostarine the greatest muscle tissue regenerator of all SARMs.

Decavar® (MK-2866) has been demonstrated in studies to prevent muscle degradation following recovery from major surgery or other disorders.

What is The Take Home?

Overall, what we’re trying to achieve is to get as close to the ideal scenario as possible. And that means not only getting the proper nutrition and training with enough volume and intensity, but also choosing a healthy and intelligent supplement regimen in a way that favors muscle growth.

SARMs are a class of supplements that offer similar anabolic effects to steroids with the purpose of increasing muscle mass, gaining strength and promoting the loss of fat without the undesirable side effects associated with steroid use. Rest assured, with appropriate dosing of your chosen SARMs supplements, trusted suppliers with full transparency (See ES Lab Tests Results here), you will not experience water retention, blood pressure increase, liver damage or testosterone shutdown, while enjoying the benefits of maximum gains in lean muscle and strength while preserving your hard earned muscle.

Elite Sarms are the future of athletic performance supplementation. 

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Discover The Power of Physique 400 (LGD4033)

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Ligandrol, also known as LGD-4033 or Physique 400® in the Elite Sarms range, has been a favorite staple in the muscle building scene due to its reliable and consistent anabolic effects. This is due to Ligandrol’s high affinity to the androgen receptors of the bones, muscles, and connective tissues causing enhanced bone strength and accelerated muscle protein synthesis. This then equals large gains in strength and muscle mass at a highly accelerated pace compared to result times without it.

According to clinical data and anecdotal experiences, the most mentionable effects of Physique 400® are:

  • Lean Muscle Mass Gains
  • Accelerated Bulking Targets
  • Significant Boost in Athletic Performance
  • Fast increases in strength
  • Increased Bone Density
  • Enhanced Recovery Time
  • Improved SpeedOf Fat Loss

When tested on 76 healthy men for 21 days, LGD was safe and well tolerated, with noticeable increase in lean body mass, and despite the demonstrable androgenic activity, the serum PSA (The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood) did not change, proof that it has no adverse effects on the prostate. This only supports LGD’s low risk profile and high effectivity in low to average doses.,below%20the%20bladder%20in%20males.

The Program:

The average amount of Physique 400 taken by fitness and athletic individuals is between 5 to 10 mg per day. You can take it any time throughout the day but to optimize its benefit, take 1 ml (10mg) 30 minutes before training to improve your physical strength and endurance, and accelerate recovery after. This is easily possible because Ligandrol has a half-life of 24 to 36 hrs. Which means it continues to work in your system hours and even days after taking it.

This is also the reason why you need to cycle LGD between 6-8 weeks, take a PCT for 4 weeks before starting again. LGD’s effects kick in after roughly a week. You start noticing you can push more in terms of intensity and volume during your training, you don’t feel as exhausted after a session, and you recover more quickly after an extreme workout routine. Some anecdotes report seeing a physical difference in the body as early as 2 weeks.

Physique 400® is such a potent SARM that it is not surprising to see users gain between 10 to 15 lbs (4.5kg to 6.8kg) from just one cycle when paired with the right muscle-building workout and nutritional calorie intake. For training ideas and proper nutrition tips for your muscle-building goals, read this article.

Busting the Myth about LGD-4033

Finally, I would like to address the ‘big fluster’ about Ligandrol causing liver toxicity. There was a reported case, and I would emphasize, one case of increased liver transaminases ‘allegedly’ caused by Ligandrol.

If you look at the study closely, even the authors admitted that:

1. No genetic testing was done to test for hepatic transporter protein abnormalities or other genetic abnormalities that can predispose the patient to drug induced liver injury.

2. They also acknowledged that it is possible that the Ligandrol the patient took had other different unapproved drugs (after all it wasn’t tests conducted with Elite Sarms – Physique 400® 😉

And according to another study, among the 44 products marketed and sold as selective androgen receptor modulators which the researchers have investigated, only 23 (52%) contained 1 or more selective androgen receptor modulators. So you really have to be careful, and smart when choosing your SARMs supplier. (BTW you can see all Elite Sarms Identification and Purity Testing within the images on each Individual Product page. These tests are conducted on each new batch of Elite Sarm individual products before they enter the manufacturing phase).

Which brings me to an important point. If you are going to buy Ligandrol online, it is very important to verify the purity of the product you are going to purchase. Ligandrol is safe to use with the daily dose we recommended—as long as it’s the real deal!!!

One way to know the quality of your SARMs product is to check for the COA (Certificate Of Analysis) done by an independent or 3rd party laboratory, meaning the testing is not conducted by the company selling the product, so no false results can be reproduced and marketed to you. If it’s not posted on the website, don’t be afraid to ask for the Certificate of Analysis. SARMs are research compounds, and it is absolutely your right to verify their purity before you part with your hard earned money.

At Elite Sarms we are proud to display the quality of our ingredients before they even reach our highly qualified medical scientists for manufacturing, as the industry is littered with false products, fakes and scammers and we are here to clean things up, make things right and serve you, the people exactly what you are paying for and not a mg or purity percentage under that.

Train hard, ES.

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Muscle Building Program to Maximize your Muscle Mass with the Elite Sarms Builders

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

There are many advantages to building muscle that go beyond having the perfect body or an increase in physical strength. Whether your desire to consistently train and maintain a particular diet comes from health or aesthetic motivations, for either reason there are 3 main criteria that must be fulfilled to ensure maximum muscle gains occur:

1. Proper nutrition that will support muscle growth

2. An exercise routine that will challenge your muscles and cause stress and adaptation

3. Smart supplementation that will allow faster and full recovery to continue progressing forward

These are just some of the basic foundations for building more muscle than you have right now or at a minimum maintaining what muscle you have right now. To find out more key factors for increasing muscle mass and the factors behind that coveted goal for every male and a growing number of fitness females. For more info and details read on…..


While the topic of Nutrition can spur endless discussions that can go on for days, this article focuses on the importance of protein and some of the major issues that surround this macromolecule. Studies have clearly shown that protein requirements are considerably greater in those who train regularly or play sports.

According to researches published in recent year, in order for muscle protein synthesis (MPS) to take place, a maximum amount between 20 to 40 grams of protein should be ingested per meal. Now, this is a ballpark amount and your requirement may be in the lower or higher limit depending on the frequency and intensity of your physical training.

Another point I’d like to emphasize is Anabolic Resistance. This refers to the body’s decreased ability to absorb amino acids into muscle and is commonly observed in:

  • older adults
  • systemic inflammation
  • insulin resistance
  • disease states

If you belong to one of these groups, what this is implying is that if you are involved in weight-training exercise, you need to ingest a greater amount of protein, particularly essential amino acids, to overcome the Anabolic Resistance effect.

The most important essential amino acid where increased MPS is concerned is the branched-chain amino acid, leucine. Leucine is the trigger amino acid for elevated MPS because it activates the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR), kick-starting the entire protein synthesis process. Ideally, to overcome Anabolic Resistance, you need:

2.5 grams of leucine per meal if under 40 years of age, and

4 grams of leucine per meal if 40 years and above


For efficient muscle building effects, you can combine compound exercises to recruit multiple muscle groups at once, with isolation exercises for better form and technique. Train with progressive overload, which means gradually challenge your muscles by increasing the weight or reps performed. This will guarantee bigger gains.

Examples of Compound Exercises (1-5 rep range)


Back Squat

Front Squat

Bench press

Barbell Shoulder press


Push Press

Examples of Isolation Exercises (10-20 rep range)

Dumbbell Flyes- decline and incline

Cable Crossovers

Bodyweight Flyes

Butterfly Machine

Cable Iron Cross

Cable Flyes- flat bench, incline & decline

Single-Arm Cable Crossover

Low Cable Crossover

Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

Cable Chest Press- incline, decline

Superset 2-4 movements together per set with minimal rest and perform each exercise set twice a week. If you’re reaching the level of muscle fatigue, don’t let your ego get the better of you. If you need to scale back the weight, better listen to your body and avoid injury.


Whether you are a professional competitor or someone who’s very motivated to refine your physique, you are the kind of in the zone of active muscle building that powerlifters or bodybuilders are working towards. If you are in the fitness scene long enough, you are also aware how supplementation can ramp up your lean muscle gains big time.

Creatine. Creatine is an amino acid found in the body’s muscles and brain. It donates phosphate groups that form Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP the molecule powering your muscle’s contractions during a workout. Aside from being a phosphate donor, Creatine also serves as a weak buffer preventing the pH within your muscle fibers to drop too low, hence suspending fatigue. In short, Creatine pushes your muscles to work harder and longer.

Recommended dose: To load, take 20 grams of Creatine per day for 5–7 days. For maintenance, take 3–5 grams per day. You can stick with this dosage for a long time.

Physique 400® (LGD-4033) . Well-known as Ligandrol, it is one of the most researched SARMs because of its potent effects on augmenting muscle mass and volume. When it comes to bulking, Physique 400 is a big leaguer with clinical studies under its belt. It demonstrates powerful hypertrophic effects comparable to anabolic hormones. One major benefit of LGD 4033 is its ability to increase fat-free muscle tissue when bulking.

Recommended dose: 10mg or 1ml of LGD 4033 per day. Suggested cycle length is 6 – 8 weeks.

Elite Sarms Tight® (RAD 140). More and more studies are comparing RAD 140 as being identical to the anabolic power of Testosterone. In addition to its propensity for muscle building, it amplifies the power and strength of muscle fibers. Seasoned gym goers even stack RAD 140 with Test or prohormones to amplify the effects of testosterone minus the side effects. Almost too good to be true, RAD 140 also shows neuroprotective and regenerative effects on brain neurons!

Recommended dose: 10mg or 1ml of RAD 140 per day. Suggested cycle length is 6 – 8 weeks.

Elite Sarms Stanazine® (S4). What makes Stanazine (S4) unique on top of its lean muscle building effects, is its efficacy for increased fat loss and muscle protection during a cutting phase. Because S4 allows you to gain lean mass during intensive training with a limited calorie intake, it is also an ideal supplement for body re-composition.

Other studies compare S4 to the muscle-generating effects of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is 3x more anabolic than testosterone. Stanazine is also proven to boost muscle strength and increase bone mass.

Recommended dose: 25 mg or 1ml of S4 per day. Suggested cycle length is 6 – 8 weeks.

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Is it Possible to Gain Muscle Even on a restricted Diet? Discover the Power of S4

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Original Design: Michelle G. Thibault
Re-design: Ryan McTeigue

An essential component of effective Body Re-comping is being in a caloric deficit. In reality, it comes down to calories in vs. calories out. You cannot argue against the first law of thermodynamics, your metabolism operates under this universal law. Fat storage will not decrease without the restriction of energy intake.

This has been verified by more than a century of research on nutrition and weight management. Your body burns so much calories in a day and when you provide it with less than the calories it needs, your body has no choice but to utilise fat stores in order to sustain itself.

One of the biggest challenges in a Re-comp protocol is not loosing muscle gains while under a caloric restriction.There has to be a strategy for how much calories are limited, and equally as important – is where those calories come from. It is imperative to eat enough protein so your body can have the raw materials needed to build muscle mass.

Is it possible to Gain muscle even on a restricted diet?

The Answer is YES and thankfully we have science studies to prove it. A 2011 research exhibited that trained athletes were able to gain muscle while losing fat over a 9-week period. This was achieved by performing a slow body fat cut which was equal to a loss of 0.7% of total bodyweight each week (over a 7 day period). Check out the study below for the full report:

How Does Stanazine® (S4) achieve muscle building while on a Calorie Deficit?

S4, more popularly known in the Elite Sarms range as Stanazine® or in the wider sarms world as Andarine, is a selective androgen receptor, known to be among the best SARMs for cutting. In addition to improving muscle gains, S4 is well-established where fat loss is concerned. If you want to have that “dry and lean” physique, it requires developing muscle while having a significant reduction in body fat.

Stanazine is well known for its muscle protecting abilities. It is ideal during a cutting cycle because you won’t lose hard-earned gains. S4 really is the perfect supplement for a Recomp program which both males and females can use (without vitalising for girls). Research studies showed its ability to strengthen bones and increase lean muscles, even when under a calorie-deficit.

Stanazine® Dosage

This dosage seems to have the best results with almost no side effects. Remember to split your dosing into two parts:

Take 25mg in the morning and 25mg in the evening (for males); that’s 1ml 2x/day.

Take 12.5mg in the morning and 12.5mg in the evening (for females); that’s 1/2 ml 2x/day

The Split dosage protocol is because S4 has a half-life of around 8 hours. Over 99% of a substance is eliminated when seven half-lives have passed. This means a single dose of Stanazine will be completely cleared from your body after 56 hours. Hence, we recommend taking it in small amounts divided over 2 doses, at a cycle length of 6 – 8 weeks.

This protocol will ensure the best results without side effects – the most common side-effect for high dosages of S4 comes from the compounding binding with the AR in the optical nerve of the eyes. This can cause a yellow haze, which is completely temporary and has no long-term negative effect, ceasing when the dose is lowered or completely stopped – but sticking to our dosage protocol will ensure this weird side effect does not occur.

For men who are concerned about Testosterone suppression, don’t worry. At such a low dosage, you will be fine. For women who are thinking of virilisation effects, with 12.5 mg twice a day, it won’t have androgenic effects – just fat shredding ones!

It is important to note that the metabolic rate differs for every person, so you can slowly increase the dose until you find your sweet spot.

Recommended Rep range

The optimal way to keep blood circulating around the body and raise whole-body lactate levels is to pair upper and lower-body exercises for 10-12 reps or in the 12-15 rep range per exercise, with short 30-60 second rest intervals. More lactate corresponds to a greater release of growth hormone, which tells your body to build muscle and burn more body fat.

This will prevent you from losing muscle proteins thereby maintaining the fullness of your gains, and even facilitate lean muscle growth. You can get S4, Stanazine® here

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The Best Sarms Combo for Ultimate Muscle Growth

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The Best Sarms Combo for Ultimate Muscle Growth

Written by M.G Thibault
Edited by Ryan McTeigue

Many the gym lovers hit the Iron Temple (gym) with a vague goal in mind. We hear common targets through customer enquiries such as I want to “lose weight”, “build muscle”, “get ripped”, “bulk up” or “shred fat”. The typical roadblock occurs when these goals remain as dreams in your mind because There is no plan in place. In this article we aim to deliver some important information so you are hitting the gym with a fully formulated plan in combination with the perfect Elite Sarm product combinations for Ultimate Muscle Growth.

So first things first – 1. Set a defined and achievable goal. It doesn’t hurt to write it down and be looking at it morning and evening. This could be to gain 1- 2kgs of lean muscle per month. To know more about the basics of muscle building, you can refer to previous article here: our article here (How the body builds muscle 101).

Let’s continue with the example goal of muscle building, since this is a popular fitness target. YOUR goal needs should be clear, detailed, and have a deadline. The thing is if you don’t have a specific date in mind, more often than not, the goal will NEVER be accomplished. Assuming you read the above article or you have practised and researched quite a bit on gaining muscle mass, you should have an excellent training program in place and a dietary plan that supports muscle building. You should also strategize sufficient recovery periods to avoid muscle fatigue that can deter your muscle building momentum.

Let’s address something vital from a nutritional point of view. When building new muscle, you need a greater amount of protein compared to the average diet in order to meet your muscle requirements. This will be around 20-30% of your total nutritional intake, and you may want to supplement with protein powders to meet this requirement the most common form of protein powder is when protein and isolates.

Another option would be collagen sourced from fish (marine collagen) or grass-fed beef. Collagen protein is abundant in connective tissue as well as muscle and doesn’t cause an increase in insulin levels like whey protein. This makes collagen more compatible to you if you’re planning lean down while maintaining or building muscle. Collagen is also better on digestion so those sensitive to whey protein will benefit highly from collagen protein. Vegetarians and vegans can choose from an array of plant-based sources, such as pea protein, rice protein, soy protein, and hemp protein.

If you’re on a budget, the following are affordable protein sources:

– Canned fish, frozen fish, rice cakes with nut butters, eggs, soy protein (TVP)

After you have an executable nutrition structure in place, next the time duration needed to accomplish your goal needs to be set. The big question is, When is the Right Time to Bulk?

There are factors to consider for effective and efficient bulking. Remember, your body builds muscle most efficiently when you are at your leanest – not with high body fat (as the bro scientist might claim). The reason for this? – Insulin Sensitivity. You’re far more insulin sensitive when you carry less body fat which means your body can more efficiently use glucose (converted from the carbohydrates you consume) as an energy source driven into muscle, instead of being stored in fat cells.

Some protocols suggest that to efficiently gain more muscle and less fat during a bulking phase, the starting point should be within 9-12% of body fat for men, and somewhere between 20-24% body fat for women. If this is not the case, another route is to begin with a dieting phase first, then transition into a building phase once you lean out.

Game Changing Supplements

The discovery of ‘Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators’ or SARMs has been without a doubt one of the greatest breakthroughs in the Health and Fitness industry. These innovative compounds, originally designed to treat muscle wasting in sick patients, has the anabolic properties of hormones but WITHOUT the side effects, thanks to their high selectivity. When attaching to androgen receptors, SARMs only specifies those receptors in muscles, bones and connective tissues to stimulate cellular growth and thus increase their mass and volume. This mechanism of action ensures NO toxic effects on other organs of the body like the heart, liver and prostate. Although all SARMs stimulate muscle hypertrophy while metabolizing fat for the body’s fuel, below are our TOP Favourites when it comes to Muscle Building:

1. Physique 400’s (LGD-4033) – Popularly known as Ligandrol, it is one of the most studied SARMs which emphasises its potent action on bolstering muscle mass and volume. Ligandrol is a muscle building heavyweight with clinical studies under its belt demonstrating its powerful hypertrophic effects. The clear-cut primary benefit of LGD 4033 is its ability to increase lean muscle mass without increasing fat when bulking.

2. Elite Sarms Tight (RAD 140)– There are studies that compare RAD 140 as being identical to the anabolic power of Testosterone. On top of its anabolic prowess, it amplifies the power and strength of muscle fibers. Other testosterone users stack RAD 140 with other compounds to reinforce the effects of testosterone without the side effects. An Icing to its impressive anabolic profile RAD 140 also demonstrates protective and generative factors on brain neurons! Ever heard of brain gains? Well now you have.

3. Elite Sarms Decavar (MK-2866)– MK-2866 or Ostarine as other studies call it, got famous because of its regenerative effects on test subjects in studies with muscle wasting and bone density problems. Remember that recovery is one of the biggest Elements of your Bulking Protocol. Micro tears have to heal in order to generate bigger and stronger muscle fibers to continue training and moving forward. MK-2866 promptly became a favorite supplement for athletes and fitness enthusiast in need of speedy recovery from their muscle-bulking workouts.

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Beyond Potential – What happens when you Add Alpha Helix® (YK11) to your SARMS Regime?


Introducing one of the latest SARMS supplement to create a buzz in the sports and bodybuilding industry. The novel compound YK11 is a non- hormonal DHT derivative and the active ingredient of Elite Sarms – Alpha Helix®.

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

Initially created at Toho University in Japan, YK11’s mechanism of action is quite unique and makes it a perfect addition to your existing SARMS stack or sports supplementation line-up.

Firstly – YK11 works as an agonist to the androgen receptors inside your muscle fibres to promote growth;

Second – YK11 stimulates the production of follistatin which antagonizes or suppresses Myostatin- a muscle growth inhibitor protein. The suppression of Myostatin results in massive increases in strength and muscle mass.

This makes Elite SARMs Alpha Helix® (YK11) an excellent add-on especially for SARMS enthusiasts to bring their physique transformations to a higher level.

Elite Sarms Alpha Helix (YK11)

Elite Sarms Alpha Helix (YK11) works comparably with Physique 400 (LGD 4033), Tight (Rad 140), and GH Pep (MK677) to bring mass and muscle gains beyond an individual’s potential. What’s special about this combination is that while the other SARMs powerfully stimulate androgen receptors to develop new muscle tissues, YK11has the second power of suppressing myostatin’s actions to oppose further development of the muscle fibres.

So when one’s physiology begins to drastically slow down or even limit the results you can get from training and the use of other SARMs and other supplements, YK11 amplifies an individual’s genetic potential for breaking through physical plateaus in strength and muscle development.

Research studies show YK11 is also proven to burn body fat, making Elite SARMs Alpha Helix® an excellent addition to the fat-burning abilities of Hyper Lean (SR9009) and/or Cardio-Shred (GW0742).

Similar also to the actions of Stanazine (S4) and Decavar (MK2866), YK11 has documented osteogenic (bone) improvement activity that adds to the power of these well-known compounds to increase bone density and cortical mass.

Elite SARMs Alpha Helix YK11 is one of the most forthcoming and biologically exciting SARMs on the market with the many benefits and a lack of reported side effects compared to the various health risks ascribed to prohormones and anabolic steroids. Being an effective and powerful product, Alpha Helix® is truly a biohacking powerhouse that works by creating the environment for exceeding an individual’s innate physical capacity and entering new territories of physical development.

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