Anavar is one of the most popular oral anabolic steroids. We take a look at how to use this steroidal compound safely, limiting side effects.
Most people who buy Anavar will normally stack or combine it with other anabolic steroids within their Anavar cycles. An Anavar cycle does not always mean that Anavar is the only compound that is used. In fact, it is very important to start off here by mentioning a very important fact: that Testosterone should be utilized in every single cycle, even if the emphasis is on another compound, such as Anavar. A proper Anavar cycle, if it is a cycle in which Anavar is the primary compound, would include Anavar used at 50 – 80mg dosage alongside Testosterone (any ester variant) at no greater than 100mg per week. This is what is known as using Testosterone at a TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) dose while the other compound (Anavar in this case) is used as the primary anabolic steroid that will do all of the work in promoting muscle growth. Anavar cycles can also include higher dosages of Testosterone as well, in the bodybuilding range (also known as the supraphysiological range) of 300mg per week or higher. In this case, Testosterone is not at a TRT dose, and is instead at a bodybuilding dose. The point here is to emphasize that Anavar should never be run on its own.
No anabolic steroid except for Testosterone has the true capability of being used alone. This is because Anavar, like all anabolic steroids, will shut down the HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis) and result in suppressed or shut down natural endogenous Testosterone production. Without Testosterone present in adequate levels in the body, negative health effects can and will result. This means that a beginner Anavar cycle that emphasizes Anavar should always include Testosterone within it at dosages described above. Only once this concept is understood can Anavar cycles with the inclusion of other compounds be better understood. Now, the majority of people who buy Anavar will normally do so with the intention of running an Anavar cycle during a cutting and fat loss phase. These types of Anavar cycles normally do not require anything more than Testosterone and Anavar run at moderate dosages. Those who buy Anavar for the purpose of running an Anavar cycle in order to bulk up or gain lean mass and strength might normally run an Anavar cycle that includes a higher Anavar dosage and/or includes other compounds. With that being said, Anavar cycles normally include other compounds that present the same properties or characteristics that Anavar presents.
For example, Anavar does not convert into Estrogen and provides strictly lean mass gains. Because of this, an intermediate or experienced anabolic steroid user would never combine Anavar with an anabolic steroid that is known to promote water retention, bloating, and general increases in Estrogen. A more proper Anavar cycle would include Testosterone at a low (preferably TRT) dosage, Anavar at a dosage of 50 – 80mg per day, and a compound such as Masteron (Drostanolone Propionate), for example. Masteron is a great example of a compound that compliments any Anavar cycle very well because of its similar characteristics to Anavar. It does not convert (aromatize) into Estrogen at all (and in fact acts as a mild aromatase inhibitor), and it promotes lean mass gains with no water retention and even reduces water retention and bloating. Another common addition to Anavar cycles like these is something like Trenbolone, which is normally included into an Anavar cycle run by an experienced anabolic steroid user. Trenbolone also does not aromatize into Estrogen, it is a very powerful strength and mass gaining agent without water retention, and overall compliments Anavar very well. The dosages required in a cycle that runs Testosterone, Anavar, and Trenbolone often are not high due to the sheer strength of the compounds used.
Beginner Anavar cycles would normally run Testosterone Enanthate at 300 – 500mg per week alongside Anavar at 50 – 80mg per day, for example. This is an Anavar cycle that can be directed towards any goal, such as cutting or bulking in either direction. Intermediate Anavar cycles would normally involve Anavar at a dosage of 50 – 80mg per day with Testosterone (any ester type) and one additional compound, typically something such as Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) or even injectable Winstrol. Advanced Anavar cycles can often include Anavar at a higher dosage of 80 – 100mg per day with Testosterone run at a TRT dosage of 100mg per week, and a third compound, perhaps Trenbolone Acetate, at a dosage of 200 – 400mg per week. This type of cycle would be perfect for any goal, even as a pre-contest cutting stack. Pre-contest Anavar cycles (often run by very experienced anabolic steroid users) might even include four compounds. A great example of this would be an Anavar cycle that includes Testosterone of some form (at either a TRT or bodybuilding dosage) with Anavar, Trenbolone, and Masteron