How Much Time Off Between SARMs Should One Have?

This is a very common question you will find asked among SARM users and the reports are conflicting as to what exact formula one should use when it comes to time off between SARMs.

Some people say that you should follow the age-old formula of time on = time off, others swear that it should be time on = time off + PCT.

Time off between SARMs cycles

The latter formula is utilized by steroid users and many people who take SARMs adopt such a regime as they believe it to be the best option among all of them.

Why Take Time Off Between SARMs

As you’re taking SARMs, you’re affecting your body’s natural hormone levels, putting them in disarray in order to achieve higher androgenicity, i.e. to build more muscle.

This is all well and good, but what goes up, must come down – meaning that continual usage of SARMs without stopping will lead to Testosterone suppression and in some heavy cases, to a complete shutdown.

To avoid such a gruesome fate, people take some time off between SARMs.

The #1 Reason For The Above Question

The reason why people ask this question in the first place is because they are scared that they will lose all of their gains accrued during their SARMs cycle. 

It’s only natural to assume that you’ll lose some of your gains once you go off-cycle, but how much muscle you’ll actually be deprived of will primarily depend upon you.

This means that while you cannot control the inevitable 5 to 10% muscle loss you’ll be subjected to once you’re off cycle, the rest, meaning 90-95% is in your hands.

The only thing you have to do is to keep your diet and exercise routines in check as if you were on cycle. 

That’s the only thing separating a professional bodybuilder from an amateur, there are no days off for the professional – diet and exercise are an integral part of the life of a bodybuilder.

The Best System Revealed

When I first started out with SARMs, I subscribed to the time on = time off + PCT formula as it seemed the most well-rounded plan out there.

As I got more experience with SARMs and as I’ve realized that each body is different, I’ve come up with my own system that helped me out immensely with finding the sweet spot as to what my time off should be.

For example, I’ve met people who were able to take YK11 without having to do PCT, which was something unimaginable to me as I’ve got quite the suppression from it

On the other hand, I’ve stumbled upon bodybuilders who were suppressed by a mere 10mgs of Ostarine a day.

This made me realize that a simple law denoting what our time off should be cannot exist, as we’re simply too different to adhere to just one set of rules.

The best thing about my system is that anyone can use it, there are no restrictions and that it is 100% foolproof for anyone out there.

The only thing you have to do is measure your Testosterone levels and do your blood work.

As long as your Testosterone levels have rejuvenated to a level where they are close to your natural Testosterone levels pre-cycle and all of your health markers are in check (no cholesterol problems, heart issues, increased blood pressure, etc.), you’re good to go. 

If these two are satisfied, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to hop on to the next cycle, even if an arbitrary amount of time didn’t pass.

This is the one rule that I’ve been using for the past six years and it has been serving me well.


Nothing is set in stone, especially when it comes to our body that is constantly changing and evolving.

If you’re a younger guy, it’s normal to recover faster, being able to jump on a new cycle a lot quicker when compared to someone that is a bit older.

There are many nuances determining what our time off should be and therefore it’s only you that can safely decide how long your time off between SARMs should be.

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