Here at Style Breezy we are all about the above. We want you to be looking good and feeling good, all day every day. Whilst we’re aware that this is an unrealistic expectation, there are certainly ways you might not have heard of to help you try and achieve this lofty goal. Once thought to be purely the domain of cheating athletes and bodybuilders, sarms are being more widely adopted within the fitness community to boost the body’s performance and appearance.
Sarms are an acronym for selective androgen receptor modulators and were first discovered by scientists conducting research for prostate cancer treatments. However, they were successful in helping these cancer patients develop lean muscle mass, giving their development a suitable purpose which has since been further expanded.
Andarine (S4) is the name of this first sarm that was discovered and has since found to also be beneficial in helping bone strength and treating osteoporosis. It is also useful in helping people to burn fat and prevent muscle wasting when in a caloric deficit. Similar to Andarine, is the sarm Ostarine (MK2866) which is also well known for building lean muscle mass and burning fat. This makes it an excellent choice for helping with body recomposition training. It is also good for increasing strength and offers healing properties to boot. Ostarine is considered to be one of the milder sarms available, making it an excellent option for those who haven’t used them before and explaining why it tends to be one of the more popular.
Ligandrol (LGD4033) is a sarm that tends to be more potent than Ostarine. Its most noticeable effects are the augmentation of lean muscle mass, the maintaining of existing muscle and the increases to your strength. It tends to be one of the most effective sarms at quickly increasing muscle mass. Ligandrol is also beneficial for reducing recovery times, meaning that training sessions can occur more frequently with the same amount or less associated pain. Finally, ligandrol can help improve the mineral density of your bones, increasing their strength and overall health. These improvements to bone and muscle strength are going to reduce the instances of injury.The final sarm we’re going to enlighten you with is Testolone (Rad140). It is renowned for its high anabolic to androgenic ratio, meaning that you are going to be able to experience excellent muscle and strength gains. Testolone is also valuable for its ability to convert fat to muscle whilst consuming a neutral amount of calories, that being calories in is equal to calories used. Anecdotally, testolone users experience an improvement to their vascularity. Vascularity is the visible definition of superficial veins, meaning that using testolone is more than likely to leave you looking ripped.
Sarms function by binding to androgen receptors in the bones and muscles, selectively differentiating themselves from steroids by not binding to all receptors. This results in sarms not having the potentially nasty side effects associated with steroids such as hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure and aggression. Whilst they have mild suppressive effects on testosterone production, providing that appropriate dosages are consumed, these testosterone levels often return to normal not long after a sarms cycle is completed.
Sarms aren’t a magic elixir that will transform your appearance. Diet and exercise are as important as ever in keeping your body looking its finest. If you’ve hit a plateau in your training, they are a potential boost to help you look good and feel good.