as an update
reviewed specifically with the insurance company what they test for - yes, in some instances they will test for AAS so I looked deeper and had a conversation with the agent - SARMs are not something they are looking for.
SO I said what the hell, give this a whirl. Through a few contacts at the gym, I was referred to a supplement shop in my area and after a few more conversations with them, they recommended AndroSarm (LDG-4033) and REVo2 Max (SR9009). This is a one month cycle that I’ve been told doesn’t require a PCT, but may grab one regardless.
In the last 2 weeks, I dropped StrongLifts in favor of MadCow - for one, I LOVE the program and for another, I noticed the SARM stack actually has helped thus far. Im having no issues with the program and maintaining my motivation and strength in the gym. Added to that, I’ve already experienced a mild initial result of the supplements - muscles are harder, a lot fuller and while I haven’t done any specific tape measurements yet, I have noticed that my XL shirts are a lot tighter in the chest, arms and back as my waistline has come down a bit (loose fit in a size 36).
On the advice of a friend, Im keeping my caloric deficit reasonable - between 1900-2200 Calories with a weekly re-feed on Sunday. Think large steaks, huge breakfasts etc. This goes a long way in keeping the sanity and having something to work towards.
As of now, I’m 5 9 228# - when I started this, I was at 238# - something I was worrying about with having lost an initial 100# over a 1.5 year period. Im still shedding additional fat with 2-3 cardio days, which usually involves boxing, jumping rope and it looks like Im inheriting an elliptical machine in the next few weeks.
So far, no side effects that I can notice save for one that may be a good one - my appetite is a struggle - as in, I have to literally force myself to eat sometimes, which I attribute to the SR-9009.