It has been previously touched upon that Anadrol is an anabolic steroid without much flexibility in terms of its use in Anadrol cycles and how it can be used. This is perhaps the single most inflexible and un-versatile anabolic steroid available in spite of its absolute sheer strength that has been unmatched by any other oral anabolic steroid. Because of the inability to combat water retention and bloating with the use of aromatase inhibitors, there is essentially no defense against the excess water weight and bloating issue aside from adjustments in diet (and even dietary adjustments are limited in their results). Estrogenic effects are an issue with Anadrol even though it is unable to convert into Estrogen, so it stands to reason that Anadrol cycles are commonly saved for sheer bulking and strength gaining.
Anadrol cycles are almost always exclusively bulking and strength gaining cycles. Very rarely will one utilize Anadrol for the purpose of fat loss and shredding. It must be made clear that it is very possible for an individual to ‘cut’ on Anadrol (or any anabolic steroid for that matter), but it is largely undesirable due to the unpreventable water retention from Anadrol that will result in the physique having a soft and bloated look to it. Anadrol cycles commonly involve Anadrol stacked with other compounds intended for the addition of bulk, lots of mass, and strength. Typical and common compounds usually stacked into Anadrol cycles are: Testosterone, Trenbolone, and Nandrolone (Deca Duarbolin). Testosterone is an absolutely essential addition to any compound, and it must be used in at least a TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) dose in order to maintain normal physiological function while natural endogenous Testosterone levels are shut down or suppressed. The use of other compounds such as Trenbolone and/or Nandrolone provides additional anabolic strength for the purpose of pure bulking and strength gaining. Rarely is Anadrol ever seen stacked with mild compounds such as Primobolan or Winstrol (injectable) due to the absolute strength of Anadrol dwarfing the mild nature of those compounds. Anadrol is best stacked with other powerful compounds likewise meant for bulking up.
It is important to remember that at no time should an Anadrol cycle include an additional oral compound. It is a general rule of safety and modesty that no two oral anabolic steroids should be used simultaneously (or even back to back) in a cycle. Anadrol places even more emphasis on this safety factor and should be the only oral anabolic steroid run in any given cycle due to its strong hepatotoxic nature. Running any oral anabolic steroids on top of Anadrol will dramatically increase the risks of liver damage.
Beginner Anadrol Cycles
A basic beginner Anadrol cycle is presented here, where Testosterone is used at a dose high enough to provide anabolic effects and Anadrol is provided at a typical starting dose range for beginners. It would be a good idea on a cycle such as this to keep a SERM such as Nolvadex on hand as well as perhaps an aromatase inhibitor due to the very high Estrogenic nature of this stack. The Testosterone at the doses used will likely result in aromatization, increasing Estrogen levels in the body. In combination with Anadrol’s unique Estrogenic activity, one may possibly be in for a high risk environment where elevated blood pressure, bloating, and gynecomastia are concerned. Nevertheless, this cycle is an excellent start to any beginner looking to bulk up.
Intermediate Anadrol Cycles
Intermediate Anadrol Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
- Testosterone Enanthate at 100mg/week
- Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca Durabolin) at 400mg/week
- Anadrol at 50mg/day
This intermediate Anadrol cycle introduces a couple of changes. First of all, Testosterone is run at a TRT dose, which relegates it to a supportive role of maintaining normal physiological function – it is not a primary anabolic in this cycle. The idea is to minimize any possibility of further increases in Estrogenic activity from a cycle when using a compound such as Anadrol. Deca Durabolin is used as one of the primary anabolic compounds here, allowing an additional amount of bulk to be gained following the termination of Anadrol. As one may notice as well, Anadrol’s dose has been relegated to 50mg daily as opposed to an open range of 50 – 100mg daily. This is because it is largely unnecessary for an individual to have to increase their Anadrol dose, as Anadrol is a very powerful anabolic steroid. A single 50mg tablet should provide more than enough in the way of mass and strength, especially for an intermediate user.
Advanced Anadrol Cycles
Intermediate Anadrol Cycle Example (8 weeks total cycle time)
- Testosterone Propionate at 25mg every other day (100mg/week)
- Trenbolone Acetate at 100mg every other day (400mg/week)
- Anadrol at 100mg/day
This advanced Anadrol cycle presents a shorter cycle time with short-estered compounds such as Testosterone Propionate and Trenbolone Acetate. The idea behind such a cycle is to allow Anadrol to become a little more of a central cycle component rather than as a kickstart compound (which it unfortunately ends up being due to its 6 week usage limit as per its hepatotoxic effects). This way, it is not only stacked with Trenbolone, which is an even stronger compound than Anadrol, but it can be used for the same length of time. Note that 8 weeks of consistent use of Anadrol is regarded as pushing the limits – it is advised to go no longer especially at a dose as high as 100mg daily. 100mg per day of Anadrol is sufficient enough to provide some exceptionally dramatic bulking and strength gains on a cycle, especially considering it’s pairing with Tren. This cycle is one that should be reserved exclusively for advanced users, as the unfathomed rapid gain of strength and size from this cycle for a beginner will undoubtedly lead to injury.