I often get comments from female readers and clients asking if Ostarine is suitable for women. When it comes to taking anything to get results women definitely have it harder than men. The problem is that almost anything that provides faster results for women also has de-feminizing effects as well.
Don't let some of the figure models fool you; take away the makeup, hair extensions, bleached blonde hair and the tan, and you'd be surprised to learn that a lot of these women have lost their feminine features.
If you're cool with that then that one is on you, but I know a lot of women who would like to stay feminine while trying to harden their bodies and/or put on a little muscle at the same time.
Women can go as high as 25 mg but this would be best kept to a limited time-frame such as no more than 4 weeks. (using 12.5 mg/day first 4 weeks, bumping to 25 mg/day the next 4 weeks).
I prefer 8 week cycles as opposed to 4 weeks because I don't care what you're on, 4 weeks isn't enough time for gains that are sustainable.
This brings me to the next reason Ostarine is the best thing a woman could take aside from staying feminine (since Ostarine has no androgenic activity!)…
The gains on Ostarine are sustainable!
Sure they may be a little slower but you end up keeping your gains, unlike steroids where as soon as you stop using them your gains go away.
Ostarine also has no water retention with its use, this makes it a very good hardening agent for anyone and for women it's really the fine line between looking hard and feminine at the same time!
Ostarine is the perfect supplement for people who dislike needles because it doesn't cause liver damage like other methylated compounds do and it's in ingestible liquid form.
No needles = no problem with most women
I've personally found that Ostarine works it's best when used as a recomposition tool, ESPECIALLY in women.
The strength gains that are relative to men while taking Ostarine are far greater with women when looked at in comparison, I've seen women who have literally doubled their squat and deadlift weight while using Ostarine.
Because women react so well to this compound and the strength gains it provides, you may not lose a ton of weight while taking this, but you'll change your body proportions while using it.
For some odd reason it always seems like women get more strength gains from this than men do.
It may be due to the increase in free testosterone while using it compared to usually a smaller increase in men, but women always gain a shit-ton of strength on Ostarine.
I knew a girl who was using 50 mg/day of Ostarine (by mistake before she contacted me) and she didn't have any side effects other than claiming she was experiencing a super high sex drive and couldn't get enough of it.
But no masculine changes, no de-feminization at all, nothing but huge increases in strength (and this was during a strict cutting diet w/ limited caloric intake) So it's safe to say 12.5 mg/day is fine, and like I said even 25 mg/day the last 3-4 weeks is fine.
I personally see nothing risky with women using Ostarine and I work with plenty of women who use it!
As for recovery on Ostarine, an aromatase inhibitor for PCT is still recommended but at a much smaller amount than men would use.
Since women don't have to worry about estrogen rebound like men do, they can get away with less PCT. Women can have huge fluctuations in estrogen levels anyways so this really isn't an issue.
What the PCT is more used for in women is to bring the SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) back into normal range as quick as possible.
So with women it's more like a smaller PCT or even a “mini-PCT”.
If I had to compare Ostarine to any other drug that is commonly used by women for physique enhancement then I'd have to compare it to Anavar.
Ostarine is very similar to Anavar when it comes to women.
They can get great results on a small amount, they react better to it than men, and gains are slow and steady and more easily kept.
Gains are even more sustained on Ostarine over Anavar, so this is one light where Ostarine shines even brighter!
Ostarine is exactly what you want if your a female who is looking for an edge without looking like a man!
Here is a typical 8 week cycle I would have women run:
WEEKS 1-4: 12.5 mg/day Ostarine, taken once per day with breakfast
WEEKS 5-8: 25 mg/day Ostarine, taken twice per day, 1 w/ breakfast and the other before bedtime.
WEEKS 9-12: 1 PCT capsule per day (the beauty of this is you'll have enough left for another cycle since you don't need as much as men or need to use an aromatase inhibitor during cycle).
I would suggest combining the cycle with a good fat-loss diet for a good re-comping effect.
You would be amazed at what an 8 week diet and just Ostarine can do for you!
Ostarine is one of the best standalone products on the market for women.
And for any of you fellas reading this, if you want to increase your woman's sex drive, have her use this for 8 weeks. You can thank me later!
There will be more to come on Ostarine for women and I'm going to start writing some articles on training for women as well.
Due to an increase in the volume of emails from female trainees, I think it's necessary to put out some training info for women once in awhile as well.
Everyone wants to look good right? Hey, there's no harm in that!
Cut up hard- JD