Intro To Anadarine (S4)
As we are diving deeper into the use of SARMs, I will be talking about a few specific SARMs that have been making great strides in the areas of fat loss and muscle and strength building. Andarine (S4) is a SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) was developed by the pharmaceutical company GTx, with the hopes it would be used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate), without the nasty sides of drugs like finasteride. Although not the strongest SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) on paper, it still has good effects on strength, lean muscle, and preventing muscle wasting. Due to this, weightlifters have discovered it the past 5-10 years, and have started utilizing it to help them achieve their fitness goals.
How it works
Andarine (S4) works by binding to androgen receptors, selectively choosing muscle and bone, instead of attacking sex organs like anabolic steroids will. It alters gene expression, causing a boost in protein synthesis and anabolism in the body. By all measured guestimates, Andarine (S4) has about 35% of the binding affinity of straight testosterone. Unlike testosterone, it will not convert to dihydrotestosterone or estrogen. Not only that, but it was developed because it worked at blocking dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from binding to the prostate receptors. (more on this later)
Athletic uses and stacking with SARMs
Andarine (S4) can be used when bulking, cutting, strength recomposition, or just for general wellness. If you use it solo at 50mgs per day you will notice a modest boost in the gym when it comes to strength, lean mass, and fat burning. Here are the best ways to use it for your goals:
Those who want to bulk can stack 50mgs per day of Andarine (S4), with 10mgs a day of RAD140 (Testolone), combined with an increased calorie diet. A typical cycle would be 8-12 weeks.
You can push harder in the gym when it comes to strength by combining 50mgs per day of Andarine (S4) with 10mgs a day Ligandrol (LGD-4033). Users usually report good strength gains after 2-3 weeks.
On paper, you might not assume Andarine (S4) would be great for cutting. But surprisingly, it is very effective especially when stacking 25mgs with 20mgs of Cardarine (GW501516). Users report very good results after 12 weeks on this stack.
Andarine (S4) can be very effective during a recomposition, which means you can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. Users will stack 50mgs of Andarine (S4), with 25mgs a day of Ostarine Ostabolic (MK2866) + 20mgs a day of Cardarine (GW501516). Combine these three compounds with a caloric deficit and watch the fat melt off without losing muscle. Users will run this cycle for 8-12 weeks.
For those who simply want better mood and greater overall well being, use 25mgs of Andarine (S4) by itself for 8-12 weeks.
Stacking with steroids
One of the most underrated and underappreciated things that guys miss out on is using Andarine (S4) WITH their anabolic steroids and I will explain why.
Earlier in the article, I mentioned how Andarine (S4) is really good at blocking dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from binding to prostate receptors. A sharp rise in this sex steroid will cause negative side effects like enlarged prostate, increased chance of cancer, and the destruction of head hair follicles. Using Andarine (S4) with your steroids will help offset these side effects, plus it will only add all the benefits of fat loss, lean muscle gains, and strength gains. For this reason, any time you use any sort of testosterone-based steroid I highly recommend stacking in Andarine (S4)!