In this article, we will go over the LGD 4033 + MK 677 Stack. We will go over everything, from results that people got with this stack, what results you can expect from this compound and more. I will also go over my results from this cycle and what I think about it. Let’s get right into it.
Before we can go over this stack, we have to understand what each of these two compounds (LGD 4033 and MK 677) are. So let’s do a quick summary of what LGD 4033 and MK 677 are.
If you want to skip to the part where we go over this stack, choose LGD 4033 MK 677 stack in the table of contents.
LGD 4033 and MK 677 summary
In order to understand what we can expect from an LGD 4033 MK 677 stack, we need to understand each of the two compounds.
Firstly, let’s start with LGD 4033.
LGD 4033, also called Ligandrol, is a SARM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator). It’s one of the most researched SARMs along with Ostarine. Currently, LGD 4033 is successfully going through clinical trials and it’s considered to be a very safe compound by a lot of research that backs it. This is also one of the main reasons for its popularity.
Keep in mind, this is only a short summary of Ligandrol. If you want more information about this compound, read our in-depth LGD 4033 guide.
Benefits of Ligandrol:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased strength
- Faster recovery
- Increased bone health
As we can see, LGD 4033 has some great benefits. In this stack, we are mostly interested in the increased muscle mass benefit, but the others are great as well. When it comes to the increased muscle mass, however, this compound is amazing. With correct training and a good diet, you can expect to get a lot of muscle mass on your Ligandrol cycle.
Side effects of Ligandrol:
- Water retention
- “LGD flu”
We can easily avoid water retention by drinking more water. LGD flu (stuffed nose and sneezing) goes away in a couple of days once it happens but keep in mind, it’s not a common thing and in my experience, it happens to few people.
The main side effect is the suppression of your natural production of testosterone. Keep in mind, Ligandrol is backed by a lot, a lot of research and it all confirms that the suppression is not that bad and that LGD 4033 doesn’t require a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) if you don’t go above normal dosages. And anyways, MK 677 will act as some sort of a PCT in this stack, so we don’t have to worry about this.
Now, let’s go over MK 677 as well.
MK 677, also called Ibutamoren or Nutrobal, is a growth hormone secretagogue. It encourages our body to produce more GH (growth hormone) and IGF-1 (growth factor). This compound is backed by a lot of research and is currently going through clinical trials, needless to say, it’s a very safe and researched compound. You can check out the Ibutamoren clinical trials if you are interested in that.
Keep in mind, this is only a short summary of this compound. If you want more information about Ibutamoren, read our in-depth MK 677 guide.
Benefits of MK 677:
- Increased sleep quality
- Increased skin and hair quality
- Faster hair and nail growth
- Increased muscle mass
- Fat loss
We are mostly interested in the increased muscle mass and fat loss benefit for this stack. The other side effects are amazing as well though. Fun fact, some people use MK 677 as a baldness prevention compound because it heals our hair follicles and encourages hair growth. The increased sleep quality benefit is also amazing, you will be as rested in 6 hours of sleep as you would be in 8 hours of sleep without MK 677.
Side effects of MK 677:
- Increased hunger
- Water retention
The increased hunger isn’t really a side effect if we really think about it because we can easily avoid it if it bothers us by taking our MK 677 dosage before going to bed. Water retention is the only real side effect of Ibutamoren. However, we can easily avoid it by drinking more water which gets rid of water retention. Even if we don’t drink more water though, the water retention will go away on its own in a couple of weeks after the cycle is over.
Now, let’s finally go over the LGD 4033 MK 677 stack.
What you can expect from an LGD 4033 MK 677 stack
You can expect to gain upwards of 5lbs of muscle and lose a few % of body fat as well. Strength gains will also be very noticeable after the first few weeks. You will be getting stronger every week. I recommend that you take pictures of yourself every week to easily track your progress. Also, some people gain a lot more than 5 lbs of muscle with a stack like this, it all depends on your training.
I would say that on average if you don’t change how hard you train and keep the same diet as you have right now (calorie maintenance for example), you can expect to gain about 5 lbs of lean muscle mass and lose 3 % of body fat. The before and after picture difference will probably be similar to the person that we will see later in the article. Obviously, if you train hard and keep an eye on your diet, you can expect to see even better results.
There are also a few MK 677 benefits that you will experience as a bonus. For example, your sleep quality will increase drastically, you will sleep like a baby and feel rested for the whole day. Hair and skin quality will increase as well and your nails and hair will grow faster (the hair will get thicker as well). You may experience increased hunger but you can easily avoid that by taking your MK 677 dosage before going to bed rather than in the morning.
Keep in mind, however, that your results from this stack will be dependent on your work ethic and diet as well. The harder you will train on your cycle and the cleaner diet you will have, the better the results at the end.
LGD 4033 + MK 677 before and after
Let’s go over the before and after results from a person that used this stack. He sent me his results on social media and allowed me to use them on my website (sarmguide.com).
|Week||MK 677||LGD 4033||PCT|
|1-8||15mg a day||5mg a day||/|
|8-16||15mg a day||/||/|
He didn’t have to do a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) because the Ligandrol dosage isn’t high enough to be that suppressive. We talked about this earlier in the article, low – normal LGD 4033 dosages definitely don’t need a PCT. MK 677 is completely non-suppressive so we don’t have to worry about that.
Another reason that he didn’t need a PCT is that MK 677 acted as a PCT protocol. He was taking MK 677 for 8 more weeks after his Ligandrol part was done, this is great and I recommend this to everybody that wants to use this stack because MK 677 can take a while to kick in. So in the 8 weeks after the Ligandrol part, MK 677 will help us come back from the suppression and it will allow us to not lose any of the gains but instead gain some more.
The results (Before and After picture)
The before and after picture is very impressive but we have to keep in mind a few things. Lighting is obviously in favour of the after picture, his posture is also very bad in the first photo and in the after photo it’s a lot better. These things obviously affect the photo and the results may look a lot better than they really are.
Still, even if we keep these things in mind, the results are obviously very good. He gained a lot of muscle on his chest arms and shoulders. Not only that, but he also lost quite a bit of fat. He is a lot more vascular and has visible abs in the after photo.
You can easily expect to see results like this on your LGD 4033 MK 677 stack.
My experience with this stack
I actually recently did the same cycle that the person we talked about previously in the article did.
|Week||MK 677||LGD 4033||PCT|
|1-8||15mg a day||5mg a day||/|
|8-16||15mg a day||5mg a day||/|
We talked about why this cycle example doesn’t need a PCT earlier in the article, but in case you missed it, here’s a quick recap. Ligandrol doesn’t need a PCT at these dosages because it’s really not that suppressive at 5mg a day (confirmed by studies). MK 677 also acts as some sort of a PCT so that is another reason why something like Nolvadex or Clomid isn’t needed.
The reason why MK 677 part lasts 16 weeks is that it can take a while for it to kick in. It’s non-hormonal anyway and it’s recommended that we take it for longer periods of time to get the most out of the benefits. Some people even take it for a year without stopping.
My results and opinion
I gained about 6-7 lbs of muscle on this cycle. Drinking plenty of water allowed me to not experience any water retention at all. I also lost about 3% body fat (went from barely visible abs to completely visible abs). Strength gains were also very noticeable. All of my lifts were going up week after week for the whole duration of this stack (16-weeks). I gained about 40lbs on my bench press, for example. The best thing, however, is that I wasn’t suppressed at all and MK 677 helped me to easily keep all of my LGD 4033 gains and even gain some more on top of them.
In my opinion, I could have gotten better results if I trained harder and kept an eye on my diet. I wasn’t training as much as I could have had, but still, I’m very happy with the results that I got. But when it comes to this stack, I think it’s an amazing stack and I definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to gain muscle and lose fat. The best thing about it is that both of these compounds are well researched and considered safe by all studies.
The one thing that I think is super important for stacks like this is to buy high-quality, pure compounds. This will guarantee that we will get good results and not experience any side effects.
In conclusion, the LGD 4033 MK 677 stack is a great stack. You can expect to get a lot of muscle mass as well as lose a lot of fat. Strength gains will also be very nice. The best thing about this cycle, In my opinion, is that these two compounds are very well researched and have a lot of studies as well as clinical trials that back them up. This makes it one of the safest possible stacks that will get you great results and literally no impactful side effects. Please note, it’s important that you buy high-quality, pure compounds in order to avoid bunk products that could cause unnecessary side effects and lower the effectiveness of the product.
My experience and opinion of this stack are great. I got great results, gained a nice amount of muscle and lost a few % of body fat as well. My mistake was that I didn’t train hard enough, I could have gotten even better results by training more than 3 times per week. But considering how I trained, I am very happy with the results that I got.
Keep in mind, the harder you train and the cleaner your diet is, the better your results will be.