9 Amazing Cardarine Before And After Results With Pics

A lot of people that are interested in Cardarine don’t know what results they should expect. Because of this, we will go over some Cardarine results – Cardarine transformations with before and after pics from other people as well as my personal Cardarine results/experience.

By the end of this article, you will have a good idea of what you can expect from your Cardarine cycle.

cardarine results

We will go over the before and after results from other people as well as my personal results and experience with GW 50156. Before we go over that, however, let’s do a quick recap of what Cardarine is and what benefits/side effects does it have. It’s important that you understand what Cardarine actually does to get a good idea of what you can expect from it.

Cardarine Summary

Even though a lot of people mistake Cardarine, also called GW 50156, for a SARM, it’s actually a PPARδ receptor agonist. This means that it binds to the PPARδ receptors to trigger biological reactions.

The benefits of Cardarine are:

  • Increased endurance
  • Fat loss
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved liver and kidney health

In short, the main reason for these benefits is that Cardarine makes us burn fat and not glucose. Studies and scientists consider GW 50156 to be a “miracle” drug for obese people or those with diabetes. Sadly, it was discontinued in 2008 which is very controversial.

When it comes to side effects, the only side effect of GW 50156 is that it can cause cancer. But this is can only happen if you use this compound for over a year straight at very high dosages (over 10x the recommended dosage for a year straight). A study proved that at normal and even high dosages, for normal periods of time, Cardarine does not cause Cancer and actually fights it off.

You can read our in-depth article about GW 50156 for more information about this compound.

Cardarine Results With Before And After Pics

Now let’s go over the results that people achieved with Cardarine. We will go over the cycle that the person was taking as well. People featured in this article have sent their results by contacting us or by posting it on Reddit or discord and allowed us to post it on the website.

We will go over eight real Cardarine reviews with before and after photos. Keep in mind, some of the upcoming before and after photos are very impressive and are a result of hard work and a clean diet, not just the Cardarine.

All of the upcoming results are real and definitely achievable by following a clean diet and training hard during your cycle.

Cardarine Results #1 (+ Ostarine)

Cardarine before and after

This is the result of an 8-week Cardarine (15mg a day) and Ostarine (10mg a day) cycle. As we can see, the results are very impressive looking. Not only did he lose a lot of fat (about 5% body fat) but he also gained some muscle with the help of Ostarine.

You should easily be able to achieve the same results even without the use of Ostarine with a bit harder training.

Another thing that’s worth noting is that this person did not use a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy). Ostarine does not require a PCT. So if you do a cycle like this, you won’t need it either because Ostarine is the mildest SARM and is barely suppressive, if it’s real and high-quality, of course.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine Ostarine
1-8 15mg a day 10mg a day

Cardarine Results #2 (+ LGD 4033)

Cardarine before and after

This is a complete transformation. From skinny fat to muscular. Obviously, he used something with Cardarine to gain muscle while losing fat with the help of GW 50156. He used LGD-4033 at a safe dosage that doesn’t require a PCT. With the help of Ligandrol, he gained about 8-10lbs of muscle mass and lost at least 3-5% body fat with the help of Cardarine.

Results like this are achievable but you definitely have to keep an eye on your diet and training. Another thing worth mentioning is to always buy pure compounds to get the best results. You can read our article about where to buy compounds for more information.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine LGD-4033
1-8 15mg a day 5mg a day

Cardarine Results #3

Cardarine before and after

This is a good example of what an only Cardarine cycle results look like. The before and after picture is definitely impressive. He lost a substantial amount of fat and managed to keep all his muscle mass by eating at maintenance calories.

You can expect to see results like this in your GW 50156 cycle. As long as you train hard, eat at maintenance (to keep muscle mass) and buy pure Cardarine.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine
1-8 20mg a day

Cardarine Results #4

Cardarine before and after

Here we can see another really good example of what you can expect to see from your Cardarine only cycle if you put in some work. The person in the picture lost about 5% body fat, he also lost some muscle mass but not a lot of it.

Results like this are definitely achievable in 8-weeks with the help of Cardarine. Also, keep in mind that the “before” pictures are often overexaggerated in a way that the person looks as fat as possible. By sticking out their belly and eating a lot of soda the day before, to get water retention for a day, etc.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine
1-8 20mg a day

Cardarine Results #5 (+ Stenabolic)

Cardarine before and after

This is an amazing transformation. From very overweight to lean with kind of visible abs. We are talking about a 10-15% body fat loss here, obviously amazing results. Let’s talk about how he did it.

There are a few things that you have to keep in mind about this before and after results. He did a 10- week (not just an 8-week) cycle. Along with Cardarine, he also used Stenabolic, which is also a very effective compound for fat loss. If you want to check out how effective Stenabolic is, read our article where we list Stenabolic results.

Another thing to keep in mind is that this person obviously put in a lot of hard work for results like this. He clearly trained very hard and was serious about his dieting.

Results like this are achievable, especially with the extra help from Stenabolic and a bit of a longer cycle. But still, hard work and diet play a big role here as well.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine Stenabolic
1-10 20mg a day 30mg a day

Cardarine Results #6 (+Ostarine)

Ostarine before and after

This is actually a very recent body transformation (about 2 months old).

His results are pretty decent and you can definitely expect to achieve similar results with his cycle. He lost about 4-5% body fat and toned his muscle as well.

An interesting thing about his cycle is that he did a 12-week long cycle. This is the maximum length that we recommend to be safe. His Ostarine dosage was quite big (30mg a day), he would have actually achieved the same results with a 15mg a day of Ostarine because it would be 90% as effective as the 30mg dosage.

Another thing that’s worth noting about his cycle is that he split his Cardarine dosage into two parts. He took the first 10mg in the morning and the second 10mg in the evening. This is the most optimal way to take Cardarine, you can read more about this in our article on Cardarine half-life.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine Ostarine PCT
1-8 20mg a day (in two dosages) 30mg a day /

He didn’t need to do a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) because Ostarine isn’t that suppressive and he says he didn’t feel suppressed. I recommend that anyone who wants to do a similar cycle should take 20mg of Ostarine instead of 30mg. It will be just as effective with fewer side effects.

Cardarine Results #7 (+Ostarine)​

Cardarine before and after result photo

From the picture, it’s obvious that this guy wanted to lose fat for the summer or for a show.

He already had a good foundation of muscle and because of that, Cardarine was a great choice for him. He was able to lose about 5% of his bodyfat over the course of his cycle. Results like this are definitely achievable with the help of Cardarine, you can expect to see similar results.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine Ostarine PCT
1-8 20mg a day 15mg a day /

Cardarine Results #8 (+Ostarine)​

Cardarine before and after result

This is a very good example of Cardarine results because both photos have been taken with the same lighting.

He was able to lose 3-5% of his bodyfat and keep almost (if not all) of his muscle mass. You can definitely expect to get results like this from Cardarine, as long as you make sure that you are eating decently clean and that you are consistent with your training.

His cycle:

Week Cardarine Ostarine PCT
1-8 15mg a day 20mg a day /

My Cardarine Results

Now let’s go over my personal GW 50156 before and after results.

I did multiple cycles of Cardarine before, stacked with Ostarine, as well as a GW 50156 only cycle. Because this is an article about Cardarine before and after, I will be talking about my GW 50156 only cycle as it didn’t have any help from SARMs or other compounds.

This is how my cycle looked:

Week Cardarine
1-8 15mg a day

I wanted to cut and go down to 10-12% body fat over the course of this cycle. Also, I didn’t want to lose any of my muscle so I was eating maintenance calories. Cardarine allows you to burn calories even when eating maintenance calories which basically means that you will lose fat and not lose any muscle mass.

I could have added Ostarine to the cycle and then I wouldn’t have to worry about eating enough because the Ostarine would make me keep all my muscle mass. But I decided that I wanted to try out only cycling Cardarine.

Endurance results

The first thing I noticed was an instant major increase in endurance. It felt like I could run forever and never get winded, exactly like other people report as well. I probably got a 60% increase in endurance, before I could run for 5 miles and I would be tired.

I experienced this increase in endurance about 20 minutes after the first dosage. It lasted throughout the whole cycle and I even managed to keep some of that endurance after the cycle was over by doing cardio frequently.

I feel like the endurance increase is comparable to Stenabolic, perhaps Stenabolic is a bit better when it comes to the endurance increase.

Fat Loss Results

This was the goal of my cycle, to go down to 10-12% body fat. My starting point was about 17% bodyfat. The cycle helped me to successfully reach this goal, ending up at about 10-12% body fat as I planned.

I kept trained at least 4 times a week and kept an eye on my diet, so keep that in mind.

At about the second week into the cycle, I started noticing the fat loss. After that, I was losing fat and looking better week after week.

In my opinion, Cardarine is a great compound to fat loss and is comparable to Stenabolic. For me, Stenabolic is better because it has anti-anxiety properties and because of that keeps me in a good mood all the time. This allows me to train harder. But hey, this is just me, perhaps for you, Cardarine would be better.

When Does GW 50156 Kick In

Now let’s get over when does Cardarine actually kick in and when can you expect to see results when it comes to the endurance increase and fat loss.

Endurance Increase

You should definitely see a big increase in endurance in about an hour after the first dosage. It will be obvious when you go for a run. This is also a really nice way for you to realize that the product is actually real Cardarine. If you see an increased endurance in the first day, you can probably assume that your product is real.

Keep in mind, you won’t notice this effect fully if you won’t be doing any cardio. You will be able to notice it in the gym as well, by not needing as much time between sets to rest as before.

I, and most other people, actually see the increased endurance as soon as 20 minutes after the first dosage. After that, it lasts for the whole cycle and gradually goes down a few weeks after the cycle. You can even keep most of the endurance by doing a lot of endurance training after the cycle.

Fat Loss

Most people see the fat loss results starting in about 10-14 days into their Cardarine cycle.

Keep in mind, endurance will be noticed instantly. Fat loss, on the other hand, will be visible in about 2 weeks. It completely depends on your training and diet as well.

If you train hard and keep an eye on your diet, you can expect amazing results in a few weeks. I and most other people noticed visible fat loss at about the second week.

Tip: take photos of yourself every week to make tracking your progress easier.

Video Results

If you prefer video format, you can check out this youtube video. He goes over his results/experience with Cardarine (GW 50156) and explains what you can expect from the compound. Overall, it’s a good video to watch on this topic.

Tips To Get The Best Results

As you have seen, the Cardarine before and after photos were very impressive. In order that you get similar or even greater results on your Cardarine cycle, we are going to give you three tips. If you follow these three tips we can literally guarantee that you will achieve your GW 50156 cycle goals. Whether that is losing fat, becoming more athletic or healthier.

Our three tips are:

  • Train hard
  • Keep an eye on your diet
  • Buy high-quality, pure Cardarine

The first two are quite obvious. Of course, you will get better results if you train hard and eat clean. But the last point is also important and its often overlooked by people who buy their compounds from shady websites who sell bunk products. The truth is, some companies sell bunk products that aren’t high-quality and because of that they aren’t as effective and could even damage your health.


In conclusion, we encourage you to take a picture of yourself before you start the cycle because you will be surprised at how good results you will get if you take training and diet seriously on a Cardarine cycle. Results like the ones we have seen in this article are achievable and are what you can expect to see from your cycle, as long as you buy pure, high-quality Cardarine.

You will instantly see an endurance increase and over the course of a few weeks, you will notice fat loss as well. This is truly a monster of a compound that some people even consider to be a miracle drug. I really like GW 50156 and have been using it for multiple cycles so far. Just remember to always stick to normal dosages and normal cycle length to be completely safe.

Make sure to train hard, eat clean and buy quality GW 50156 to get your before and after pictures to look like night and day.

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