Anavar is fast acting steroid derived from DHT (dihydrotestosterone) with a half life of just 8 to 10 hours.
It has been a widely used, respected and very popular steroid for a long time and is one of the few that can also be used by females because of its mild androgenic effects.
While Anavar is mildly toxic to the liver, as we would expect with an oral steroid, its hepatotoxicity level is minimal compared with many other steroids, making this an ideal choice for beginners.
When looking to purchase Anavar you are not likely to find it listed or labelled using that name on any current formulations; instead it goes by the chemical name Oxandrolone. Despite this, the name Anavar is still commonly used to describe this compound.
Anavar has a powerful anabolic rating, yet at the same time is not a steroid that is as effective for bulking for men as other steroids are. While it can contribute to bulking with high quality weight gain with no water retention, Anavar is most powerful for use a cutting steroid as well as for enhancing athletic performance.
Women who use Anavar will however find that it can add impressive muscle to the physique and this is the main anabolic steroid that is suitable for women to use for this purpose.
Beginner Anavar Cycle
A beginner can safely run an 8 week cycle of Anavar (the maximum recommended length) at a dosage of 30-50mg daily. Even as a beginner it’s always beneficial and advisable to combine a testosterone compound for the entire duration of the cycle, as well as for several weeks following the end of Anavar use to avoid the adverse effects of low testosterone.
Testosterone enanthate is a long lasting ester which can be used for a 12 week cycle alongside Anavar. Your testosterone dosage will depend on your personal goals, and how much muscle you’re looking to build; a 100mg minimum is suitable for testosterone maintenance purposes, and this can be extended right up to 500mg during an Anavar cycle if building some muscle is a goal.
Intermediate Anavar Cycle
More experienced users of Anavar often extend to the 50-70mg daily dose while sticking to an 8 week cycle. A testosterone ester should also be included in an intermediate cycle, and again the dosage will depend on what you’re trying to achieve and whether this is a hardcore cutting cycle.
100mg weekly for 12 weeks of testosterone enanthate is enough to support normal function of the hormone while natural levels are suppressed by Anavar. By limiting testosterone in this cycle, Anavar is left to take on the primary anabolic role, bringing about lean gains as well as incredible fat loss and toning throughout the cycle.
Advanced Anavar Cycle
80mg to 100mg daily for 8 weeks is an advanced Anavar cycle, but more so for the advanced user will be the addition of multiple other steroids in a powerful stack. A common addition to an Anavar cutting cycle is Trenbolone.
Just like Anavar, Trenbolone is a non-aromatizing and non estrogenic steroid so also does not cause any concern for water retention, making this a truly powerful combination for serious cutting needs and lean gains. 400mg weekly of Trenbolone acetate for 8 weeks will compound substantially on the results of Anavar.
Testosterone is advisable to be included in an advanced Anavar cycle even if at just a maintenance dosage of 100mg weekly with your chosen ester, with propionate or enanthate being common choices. A whole range of other steroids are commonly stacked with Anavar, including the powerful fat burner Winstrol, Equipoise, Masteron or Primobolan.
Advanced users who are determined to use Anavar at higher doses of 80mg to 100mg daily will usually be aware of the associated costs of this rather high priced steroid, and this needs to be seriously considered over the full length of the cycle where costs can easily exceed $100 per week for high quality Oxandrolone.
Anavar Only Cycle
Because of the relatively high testosterone suppression that Oxandrolone causes in dosages used for bodybuilding, it’s always recommended that at the very least Anavar is stacked with Testosterone when men are using this steroid. This is obviously not a concern for women who can proceed with an Anavar only cycle at the recommended 10mg daily dose. Most cycles will utilize testosterone past the 8-week Anavar cycle length, extending to 12 weeks with testosterone before beginning post cycle therapy.
POST CYCLE THERAPY
The PCT protocol you follow will depend on what you can obtain and what other steroids you’re using, but when it comes to Anavar itself, most users will find a cycle of Nolvadex at 20mg daily for 6 weeks is enough. For additional strength, adding Clomid and HCG is an option. 2000IU of HCG every two days for the first three weeks of PCT, and Clomid at 50 mg daily for four weeks will greatly improve results post-PCT.
Please we urge you to contact your physician and do thorough research before starting any type of diet, exercise program, supplement program, drug therapy or if you feel that you may have an existing medical condition.
The information presented here should not be considered medical recommendation in any way. Legal issues regarding anabolic steroids, growth hormone, and other performance related drugs vary from state, province and country. If these drugs are illegal according to the laws governing, please do not engage in their use.