One of the kids in the gym was looking for a little extra help to train during an upcoming (non-professional) sporting event.
He was already on a low dose stack of Test, Deca and Tren for body recomposition.
His gains were amazing. But the Tren was killing his cardiovascular strength.
Would struggle to go for more than 10 minutes on the heavy bag. And he was almost on the verge of giving up on the Trenbolone mid cycle.
Instead, we recommended that he add Cardarine (GW501516) to his cycle.
Within the next one week, his cardiovascular strength and endurance just skyrocketed. From less than 10-minutes on the heavy bag to more than 30 minutes in one week.
He cruised through his pre-event training. And he just crushed the competition on the day of the event.
What surprised him though, was that he’d only read bad things about Cardarine. He had no idea that it could be so beneficial in endurance training.
That’s probably the case with a lot of people who are thrown off by all the talk about GW501516 being a carcinogen.
But in reality, it is a very useful PED for any athlete looking for some extra gas during hardcore training.
What is GW501516?
GW501516, also known as Cardarine is a PPAR delta/beta agonist that works by activating the transcription of a bunch of genes in different locations in the body.
It was developed by GSK in collaboration with Ligand. And was considered to be one of their most promising discoveries until recently.
However, a (botched up) animal-model study led to the conclusion that it was too risky a product as it could enhance the rate at which cancer cells multiplied in the human body.
Studies were abandoned at Stage III of clinical trials.
Just to give you some perspective on that, here’s a quote from Wikipedia.
‘Studies into the role of PPARδ in cancer have produced contradictory results and there is no scientific consensus on whether it promotes or prevents cancer formation’Wikipedia
Here are the links to the studies that are referred to in that quote.
There have been newer studies that have revealed that GW501516 may in fact help prevent cancer rather than promote it. Yet and not surprisingly, it’s the cancer study that gets more traction on messaging boards.
GW501516 or Cardarine is one of the best ‘endurance boosters’ in the world. That’s not a term that we’d throw around loosely.
It will make such a big difference in the way you train. And the perks are not limited to that either.
Cardarine will help you train a lot more intensely than you do without getting gassed out in the middle. That’s irrespective of whether its cardio or more reps in the gym or more miles on the track. You will be able to go on for longer which in turn enhances performance and results. Think about the benefits of adding Cardarine to a steroid stack which includes Trenbolone for example. Tren is known as the ‘Cardio Killer’. Cardarine will put you right back on track.
One of the innate qualities of a PPAR delta agonist is that it alters the source of fuel for our muscle cells. In normal circumstances, it would be glucose. But with cardarine, your body starts to use stored fat as the primary fuel source. This automatically enhances lipolysis. Club that with intense cardio sessions and you will torch fat in no time.
Builds lean muscle:
GW501516 enhances the rate at which your body builds new muscle fiber. The results may not be as pronounced as SARMS like RAD140 and LGD4033. But it’s enough to prevent precious muscle loss during an aggressive cutting phase.
GW501516 helps to reduce the levels of LDL while increasing HDL. This alone is enough reason to add it to just about any steroid stack.
Clinically proven to improve the rate of recovery of an inflamed liver. Need we say more?
Top Doping Scandals involving Cardarine
All the talk about cancer and tumors haven’t stopped athletes and bodybuilders from using GW501516.
The most famous doping scandal involving the drug is that of Elena Lashmanova, a Russian Racewalker who was banned for two years after testing positive for Cardarine.
Not surprisingly, she held the world record for the 20km walk just before she was banned.
4 cyclists of the Costa Rican team tested positive for Cardarine, sparking an outcry that supplements laced with Cardarine were being sold online and that many athletes were using it unknowingly. Yeah, right.
More recently, Jarrell Big Baby Miller, the heavyweight contender who had a fight scheduled with Anthony Joshua tested positive for Cardarine.
The big question though, the answer to which most of you reading this blog would also want to know, is whether GW501516 really causes cancer?
The fact is that it’s inconclusive.
There is not enough evidence to support the theory that it can promote cancer growth as the study that detected this was carried out in knockout rats administering doses as high as 20x the recommended dose for almost 102 weeks.
Most humans would take 20x less for just 4-6 weeks. So, we leave it to you to decide.
Other than the purported cancer risk, GW501516 does not cause any side effect.
Dosage and stacks
When using as a standalone compound for performance enhancement, start with 10mg/day for two weeks. If you experience good results, stick to that dose for the entire duration of the cycle.
You can (not necessary mind you) consider increasing the dose to 15 or 20mg/day for the next cycle. But that’s about as high as we’d go.
A 6-8-week cycle is the norm as the rewards start to taper pretty fast after that time frame.
One of the best things about GW501516 is that it blends perfectly with a variety of steroids.
You can add it to your cutting phase to prevent lean muscle, increase endurance during training and to burn fat.
You can add it to your bulking phase as well to prevent excessive fat gain when you are eating in a surplus.