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Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide, or GHRP-6 for short, is a growth factor peptide also referred to as a growth hormone-releasing hexapeptide or GH secretagogue.
It has many different benefits but the most advantageous to bodybuilding is stimulating the release of endogenous HGH (Human Growth Hormone).
See our post on Why Peptides are Beneficial to Bodybuilding.
Also known as MK-677 or Nutrobal, Ibutamoren is a potent growth hormone secretagogue. Contrary to popular belief, MK-677 is not actually a SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) but is often classed into the same category.
MK-677 is actually a growth hormone secretagogue and a selective agonist of the ghrelin receptor. It's different to HGH and growth hormone peptides because of its selective nature, as well as the fact that it does not need to be injected.
Like most of its SARM siblings, Ibutamoren was created for the purpose of preventing muscle wasting and catabolism, making its effects highly advantageous and sought-after in the bodybuilding world.
And that's not without good reason...Read More
Ligandrol is a selective androgen receptor modulator or SARM for short. In the bodybuilding world, SARMs are often used as a safer substitute for anabolic steroids. SARMs have many of the advantages of steroids without the nasty side effects but the purpose for taking them both remains the same... SARMs and steroids enhance your ability to drop body fat while building muscle, they promote healing and recovery and improve performance in the gym.
See our guide to Why You Should Be Bridging Steroid Cycles with SARMs.
Dropping fat while you're trying to increase muscle mass seems counter-intuitive and with good reason. Biology doesn't like the idea in general, so if you're trying to achieve this effect you're going to need some help.
Ligandrol is probably the most effective. It's taken orally and was developed to combat muscle wasting conditions and osteoporosis.
Stenabolic (also known as SR9009) is taking the bodybuilding world by storm, famed for its unique power to boost the metabolism and burn body fat.
A 'miracle drug' amongst men and women of fitness, this little-known secret is rearing its head as more and more discover its unique advantages.
But what is Stenabolic and is it really worth its weight in gold?
Finding the best SARMs stack for bulking can be tough. There are quite a few to choose from and the more experience you gain, the more you will understand what works for you. You will find that different combinations work in synergy with each other to achieve different results.
Using SARMs or prohormones for strength and size requires hard work and this is a key factor to take into consideration. Just like anything else, you can't rely on supplementary compounds to give you results if you're not committed in all other areas; training, diet and recovery.
See our guide on how to optimise training on a prohormone cycle.
Today we are going to look at two stacks for strength and size. If you follow these protocols, you will break PRs, gain muscle and break through plateaus.
Peptides are essentially short chain amino acids and since amino acids are the building blocks of protein, peptides can be considered microproteins.
They are useful for all sorts of cycles, but for fat burning and muscle building peptides are superb.
Out of Fashion
Peptides came and went in a sense because there were so many fakes flooding the market. Because of this, they have fallen from grace somewhat, but if you can find the real deal, accept no substitute.
Clenbuterol, for example, is the nuts when it comes to burning fat and building muscle.
The way peptides operate varies but for bodybuilding purposes, those that promote muscle gain and fat loss are of the most interest.
Trenavar is a very potent prohormone formally known as Trendione, which actually converts to trenbolone (aka 'Tren') in the body. With effects ten times more androgenic than testosterone and a half-life of approximately 6 to 8 hours, this is a powerful, fast-acting compound that has earned its respect in the bodybuilding field.
Aside from superb bulking results, trenavar is the number one choice for cutting or re-comping - if you're looking for strength and hardness, this is the prohormone of choice.
Some might say - the champion of prohormones.
Boladrol is considered one the most potent prohormones on the market.
Boladrol is a methylated prohormone with a long and chequered history. Anyone running this prohormone should take at high-quality liver support supplement and a strict PCT protocol (add a SERM to your PCT if you can).
Like many other anabolic-androgenic steroids, Boladrol was designed for veterinary use. In the past, it's had a bunch of different names like Methosarb, Bolasterone and Myagen.
Before you read any further you should know that this peptide is banned is almost all competitive sports and events. Also, while it is readily available, Thymosin Beta-4 (also known as TB-500) is sold for research purposes only, not for human consumption.
The main benefit and purpose of TB-500 is to promote injury repair and recovery. Thymosin beta-4 is naturally produced in higher concentration at the site of tissue damage. It supports the production of new blood and muscle cells and also holds very powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Its powerful healing effects have been identified specifically in the tendons, ligaments, muscle, skin, heart and eyes.