As previously mentioned, Anavar happens to be an anabolic steroid that possesses more versatility in its use and Anavar cycles than would occur at first to most individuals. It also has the ability for more versatility than most, if not all, other oral anabolic steroids. Anavar is known to be less hepatotoxic than most other oral anabolic steroids, as demonstrated by various studies. For one thing, original recommendations by the manufacturer have stated that Anavar is in fact not metabolized by the liver to as great of an extent as that of other oral anabolic steroids, leading experts to believe that this is one of the primary factors contributing to its lower impact on hepatotoxicity. Studies conducted have also demonstrated that in comparison to the following oral anabolic steroids Methyltestosterone, Norethandrolone, Fluoxymesterone, and Methandriol, Anavar has displayed the lowest markers of sulphobromophthalein (BSP), which is a marker of hepatic strain/toxicity. This ‘mild’ nature of Anavar where hepatotoxicity is concerned, allows Anavar to be used as more than just a kickstarting compound to a cycle where it can actually be run for periods much longer than, for example, Anadrol-50. Anavar cycles (specifically the use of Anavar itself) can safely be extended to 8 – 10 weeks, though users should always be aware of the risks associated with liver toxicity and to always supplement with proper liver support products proven to work.
Anavar’s versatility also extends to its use not just as an effective cutting agent for use in fat loss cycles, but also as an effective compound for the purpose of mass addition or bulking (as evidenced by its anabolic strength of at least 3 times that of Testosterone). In Anavar cycles, it tends to be commonly stacked with other anabolic steroids that tend to hold similar properties (zero/low water retention, no Estrogen conversion, etc.) such as Masteron or Trenbolone. Whatever the case may be, an Anavar cycle should always include some form of Testosterone in it so as to at the very least maintain normal physiological function in the absence of adequate levels of endogenous natural Testosterone. Anavar is commonly touted as an anabolic steroid with mild suppression to the Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis (HPTA), but this is in fact only the case with the lowest of common medical prescription doses (i.e. 5mg daily given to children). Bodybuilding doses (such as the doses recommended previously for the use of Anavar) in fact demonstrate high amounts of endogenous natural Testosterone suppression. One study conducted on the use of Anavar in 6 young male test subjects had demonstrated that after only 5 days of Anavar administration at just 15mg daily, the Testosterone levels of the test subjects were significantly reduced by day 5 from 449ng/dl to 282ng/dl – a 37% reduction of Testosterone in 5 days. With such significant suppression after 5 days at only 15mg daily, one can only fathom the amount of suppression that results from the use of bodybuilding doses (30mg minimum or more per day). This is highly indicative that Anavar is in fact a very suppressive compound on the HPTA, necessitating the use of Testosterone in any Var cycle.
Beginner Anavar Cycle
Beginner Anavar Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Enanthate at 300 – 500mg/week
– Anavar at 30 – 40mg/day
This beginner Anavar cycle introduces Anavar at a beginner dose in the range of 30 – 40mg daily (for a total of 210 – 280mg weekly). Note here that Anavar’s total length of use is that of 8 weeks, which exceeds the typical run time of most other oral anabolic steroids. This is due to its milder effects on hepatotoxicity, allowing Anavar to be run for 8 – 10 weeks rather than the typical 4 – 6 week window with most other oral anabolic steroids. Testosterone in the form of a long ester is used, due to the fact that long estered anabolic steroids are commonly used by beginners for ease of dose administration and timing. The total cycle length is slightly longer (12 weeks) as a result. Testosterone is still a major part of the cycle, run at a dose in the range of 300 – 500mg weekly, and serves as a main anabolic alongside Anavar. It is important for one to understand that because Testosterone is run at a higher bodybuilding dose, the chances of water retention through Estrogen conversion to occur are much higher, and thus may result in a soft/puffy looking physique alongside the experienced gains. Regardless, this should be a cycle best suited for lean mass addition and/or bulking.
Intermediate Anavar Cycle
Intermediate Anavar Cycle Example (12 weeks total cycle time)
– Testosterone Enanthate at 100mg/week
– Anavar at 70mg/day
This intermediate Anavar cycle introduces Testosterone run at a TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) dose of 100mg weekly, simply to maintain normal physiological function. Testosterone in this case is run as a supportive compound rather than as a primary muscle building agent of the cycle. In such a case, Anavar’s dose is increased in order to pick up the job of acting as the primary anabolic agent in the cycle. The dose here is 70mg daily, coming out to 490mg weekly which is a hefty dose considering Anavar’s strength of at least 3 times that of Testosterone. An Anavar cycle such as this one is not only suitable for lean mass addition, but also suits fat loss and shredding due to the low TRT dose of Testosterone which limits the amount of Estrogen conversion.
Advanced Anavar Cycle
Advanced Anavar 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)
– Anavar at 100mg/day
Advanced Anavar cycles such as this one introduce the short-estered anabolic steroids such as Testosterone Propionate and Trenbolone Acetate, where their purpose is to achieve peak blood plasma levels of the hormones far sooner than longer estered anabolic steroids. The result is a cycle that is powerful, fast-acting, and hard-hitting. Once again, Testosterone is relegated to its support role of a TRT dose while Trenbolone and Anavar act as the primary muscle building anabolic steroids. Both Trenbolone and Anavar are compounds that do not hold any Estrogenic activity or any activity with the aromatase enzyme, and therefore one can experience purely lean gains from this cycle with no water retention or fat gain/retention. This cycle is well suited for any goal: bulking, lean mass or fat loss/shredding. The strength of this Anavar cycle and the strong compounds stacked within it allow for the manipulation towards any goal (provided that the individual’s diet is adjusted so as to make progress in such a direction).
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