Are you thinking about trying a SARMs cycle? If you’re tired of everyone in the gym making gains but you, it’s time to take action. You deserve the physique of your dreams, and SARMs can help give you an edge in your training to help you achieve your goals.
So, you’re committed to a cycle, but where do you start? Depending on the compound, SARMs have various effects on the body, suitable for helping you get the results you want in the gym.
Are you planning on dieting for a show or showing off your hard work in the gym at the beach this summer? RAD 140 is the SARM you’re looking for to get shredded this summer. Rad 140, otherwise known as “Testolone,” is a potent SARM, offering you lean muscle gains while helping you burn body fat.
With a Testolone cycle, you get the best of both worlds – fat burning and muscle gain. These effects make RAD 140 a popular choice with people looking to get shredded, but avoid the muscle loss that comes with dieting.
With RAD 140, you can cut calories, get ripped, and not lose any muscle mass. If you play around with your macros, you could even experience fat loss while gaining muscle, unheard of in natural bodybuilding.
So, you can’t wait to start? Here’s everything you need to know about finding the right RAD 140 dosage for your cycle.
RAD 140 Cycles
How to cycle RAD 140: two different methods
If you have experience with prohormones or AAS, you need a different RAD 140 protocol from someone who’s jumping into SARMs (1) for the first time.
We decided to help you with the research. Let’s unpack a few examples of RAD 140 cycles for beginners and advanced users.
Cycle #1: Beginners Intro to RAD 140
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3 + 4||Week 5 + 6|
|RAD 140 Dosage||5mg/day||10mg/day||15mg/day||5mg on training days|
Start building into your dose slowly. A 5mg dose for the first week is all you need to start feeling the drug’s effects on your body. Remember to create a training journal and record your research.
Up the dose to 10mg, and you’ll start to feel the party.
Weeks 3 & 4
Step it up to 15mg per day. At this stage, you should start hitting PRs in your training. Keep this dose going, and if you feel it’s working, you might want to stick with 15mg per day for the next two weeks before coming off.
Weeks 5 & 6
If you feel like you can handle more, add another 5mg to your dose on training days.
Notes: This protocol’s design helps you get an introduction to your first SARM experience with RAD 140. However, these are only guidelines, and by no means is this an FDA recommended protocol. Therefore, you need to have a good understanding of your body before taking this drug.
If sides present in the first two weeks, you might feel slight swelling in the joints, but there should be no water retention or high blood pressure.
Advanced RAD 140 cycle for big gains and maximum growth
Week 1 & 2 – 10mg per day
Week 3 & 4 – 15mg per day
Week 5 & 6 – 20mg per day
(Optional) Week 7 & 8 – 20mg per day with 25mg on training days four times per week
Notes: Watch for sides and back off the dose, if any present. Week 7 & 8 are optional, and only for very experienced users. If stacking with other SARMs for advanced cycles, keep dosages to 15mg max.
Super – advanced cycle: Not for newcomers
Week 1 to 8
Testosterone cycle with hCG support. Use of orals like SARMs in the first week to “Front run” the cycle may be beneficial. RAD 140 use not recommended at this stage.
Week 9 to 16
Start RAD 140 in week 9. Begin with 15mg per day, and watch for sides. If no sides present, increase dose by 5mg at week 11 and again at week 13. Stop at orals in week 16, and focus on liver support. Start PCT in Week 17 after stopping injectables for three days (Testosterone propionate)
Is PCT needed and if so, how do I do it?
After finishing up with your cycle, you’re going to want to keep your gains, right? Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT) involves a period where you recover the natural function of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis (HPTA).
While RAD 140 does not cause a total shutdown of the HPTA the same way as prohormones or AAS, it does have a mildly suppressive effect. What does that mean? Well, it means that your natural testosterone production will be lower than average at the end of your cycle.
However, the body is always trying to restore homeostasis. Therefore, it will want to return to baseline hormone production ASAP. You probably will recover the HPTA without a PCT, but it might take longer, and you’ll lose a lot of your gains.
With a PCT, you get the HPTA online faster, returning testosterone to baseline – keeping your gains.
It’s important to note that if you’re stacking SARMs, or using them alongside AAS, a shutdown is possible. Therefore, you’ll have to follow a protocol designed for AAS use. Your PCT might involve the use of research chemicals or prescription drugs designed to reduce estrogen production and turn on the HPTA.
Closing words and commonly asked questions
A RAD 140 cycle will change the way you think about your progress in the gym. With this compound, it’s possible to get the physique of your dreams. Sure, your diet, training, and recovery need to be on point when using any SARM. However, with everything firing on all cylinders, you’re going to get some impressive results.
Stick to the dosage protocol in this review for the best results with your RAD 140 cycle. Our outlines for beginner and advanced cycles will produce results, but it’s up to you to properly run the cycle. Remember that drugs can never replace the importance of a solid training program and diet.
Before you start your cycle, visit your doctor. Ask for a full hormone panel, and let the doctor review your bloodwork. Four weeks after finishing your PCT, see the doctor, and repeat the bloodwork. If your hormone panel shows normal results, it’s time to start thinking about your next SARMs cycle.
What happens if I increase the dose?
A: If you increase the dose, you start to run the gambit. You’ll see an improvement in the effect of the drug, but sides will increase. In most cases, the higher you go with the dose, the closer you get to the point of diminishing returns, where the sides are no longer worth the risk.
As a newbie with RAD 140, you should experiment with as small a dose as possible. Experienced users can handle more, but still, need to play with the dose to find the sweet spot between performance and sides.
Can I stack RAD 140 with other SARMs?
Yes. Experienced users can stack this compound with others like LGD-4033 and Ostarine. Read more on the RAD 140 stacks page.Beginners should avoid stacking, as it might enhance side effects. Newcomers to SARMs can start with one compound to gain experience and note the impact on their body. As your experience with SARMs grows, you can begin stacking.
Is RAD 140 better for bulking or cutting?
Testolone is best for use in recomposition cycles or cutting. You can use it in bulking cycles, but there are better compounds. RAD 140 builds lean muscle while burning body fat and assisting with recovery from exercise-induced stress. It’s also considered to be a wet compound.
DISCLAIMER: The author and publishing website incur liability or responsibility from your use of SARMs. This site does not condone nor authorize the use of SARMs for human consumption. This post is purely for research and information purposes only.
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