Anavar Cycle

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Anavar Cycle
Anavar Cycle

Anavar is the original brand name of the androgen and anabolic steroid Oxandrolone. This is one of the most well known steroids in existence and has been a favorite amongst bodybuilders and athletes for decades. There are many reasons for its popularity:

  • Anavar is an oral steroid so it’s easy to administer
  • It can be used by both males and females
  • It has minimal side effects compared with many other steroids

Most importantly, Anavar has exceptional benefits for people who know exactly what they’re using it for; and almost all of the time this is for the purpose of improving the physique through fat loss while retaining muscle, and for enhancing performance.

This Anavar cycle guide has been broken down into the following sections:

What is Anavar (Oxandrolone)?

Oxandrolone Structure
Oxandrolone Structure

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.

Anavar Benefits (Anavar Effects)

Anavar is a steroid that is most frequently used in a cutting cycle because of its powerful effect on fat burning and metabolic activity, ultimately helping you obtain a lean, hard and ripped physique.

Anavar is not a useful bulking steroid and as such, is rarely used for this purpose as there are countless other steroids with significantly more potent mass building ability than Anavar which would need to be consumed in very high and unsafe doses to achieve serious mass gains. The main active benefits of Anavar include:

Increase nitrogen retention in the muscle

This is a prime function of Anavar and it is critical in keeping the body in an optimal anabolic state. The outcome of this is what Anavar is so well known for: retaining muscle while you’re cutting fat by preventing the body from going into a catabolic state where muscle tissue is lost, as is the case when nitrogen balance becomes negative.

Decrease SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin)

SHBG naturally binds to estrogens and androgens, and with Anavar decreasing this protein it results in more free testosterone being available which gives a boost not only to your overall anabolic environment but also to any other steroids you’re using.

While Anavar has mild natural testosterone suppression effects, it rarely fully suppresses or even suppresses half natural levels, so the decrease in SHBG is still highly beneficial regardless of what your testosterone levels are when using this steroid.

Inhibit muscle wasting hormones

This is the original medical purpose of Anavar in the area of preventing and reversing muscle wasting. For bodybuilders, Anavar’s ability to inhibit hormones like cortisol results in reduced tendency to gain fat and increased ability to retain lean muscle tissue.

Increases red blood cells

As a treatment for anemia, Anavar has a very useful effect on red blood cell count which brings about heightened endurance by transporting more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles during exercise. This not only has a performance enhancing effect, but a physically appealing one as well with more oxygen and blood being carried through the veins resulting in enhanced vascularity.

Enhances metabolic rate and lipolysis

This makes Anavar an extremely powerful fat burning steroid where calories and stored fat are efficiently utilized as energy.

How to Take Anavar?

Anavar is an oral steroid so there are no injections to concern yourself with. It is produced and sold under various brand names, but always with the chemical name Oxandrolone. When buying Anavar, it’s critical to be sure you are getting both the real thing, and that it is of safe and high quality; checking your sources before purchasing is essential.

Anavar is quite an expensive steroid and is usually priced from $1 to $2 per 10mg tablet. When prescribed medically, Anavar is advised to be taken with food or milk to avoid digestive issues. Depending on your dosage, it’s possible to take Anavar anywhere from one to four times daily; this steroid has a short half life so taking it at least once daily is a bare minimum to retain the effects.

Anavar Dosage

The right Anavar dosage for you depends on two things: your gender and your goals. As we’ll see, females can use and tolerate Anavar very well with excellent results at a very low dose. Males obviously require a higher dosage, but you should not make the mistake of boosting your dose of Anavar to extreme levels.

This is not a powerful bulking steroid and as such, there’s no benefit in taking very high doses; not only will it not improve results, but will come with increased risk of side effects and ultimately be a waste of money as this is not the lowest cost steroid around. Let’s take a look at the more common dosages Anavar is used at:

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Anavar Dosage

In general, your experience level won’t greatly determine what dosage of Anavar you should use because it’s a well-tolerated steroid by most men. Beginners might consider starting at just 30mg daily, but be aware that this low of a dose may have little noticeable effect in some people. A better starting point for a beginner is 50mg daily for a cutting cycle.

Intermediate male Anavar users can increase dosage to 50mg to 80mg daily and expect excellent results when your diet and workouts are maintained to a high level for the goal of getting lean.

The most advanced users can push the Anavar dosage to 100mg daily but this is considered at the upper end with no benefit in higher amounts. Rather than increasing Anavar to higher doses for diminishing returns, almost all male users will greatly benefit from using Anavar in a stack with more powerful steroids and not as a sole steroid in a cycle.

Female Anavar Dosage

As you would expect, Anavar’s effects are going to be considerably more powerful to the female body in much lower dosages than those that men consume. A dosage of just 10mg daily for women will prove highly effective for both cutting and gaining mass.

At this dose, body fat will be lost, muscle retained and gained, and a noticeable improvement in physique will be achieved with visible hardness and a highly toned body compared to before starting an Anavar cycle. Maintaining a 10mg daily dose minimizes risks of masculinization side effects occurring.

Common Anavar Cycles

Anavar cycle length is usually set at about 8 weeks for males, and no more than 6 weeks for females. Men who are using Anavar in a cycle stack will usually run Anavar for the first 8 weeks while continuing on with other steroids for another 4 to 6 weeks, depending which compounds are used.

Even though it’s possible to use Anavar for 10 weeks or even longer and this is a common consideration due to Anavar’s relatively mild side effects on the body, extending to this length of time increases risks of liver damage therefore 8 weeks is advised as the maximum safe cycle length for Oxandrolone.

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 (check my testosterone cycle guide) 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 (read my Trenbolone cycle guide).

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.

Anavar Results: What Should I Expect?

The real power of Anavar exists in its ability to help you retain existing muscle tissue while you burn fat during a cutting phase. No risk of water retention is a major advantage with Anavar and a huge reason why it’s such a popular and potent cutting compound, including for competitive users. Anavar will boost the rate of fat burning, while bringing about a hard, lean and tight physique with increased vascularity.

Potential results you can expect to see during and by the end of an Anavar cycle include:

  • Fat loss during diet phases without the loss of muscle tissue
  • More defined, harder and tighter muscle definition
  • Increased vascularity thanks to a tighter physique and decreased fat
  • Less fat gains the off season thanks to Anavar’s powerful anabolic properties
  • Some gain of lean muscle tissue in men with no water retention. Females can expect impressive but not over-the-top muscle gains.
  • Some noticeable increases in strength, power and speed making Anavar appealing for athletes who want these benefits without the attention grabbing muscle gains of other steroids

Anavar Reviews

Finding legitimate Anavar reviews online is often a case of trawling various bodybuilding and fitness forums where real people are posting about their experiences and results with this steroid, as well as delving into social media like specialized Facebook and Reddit groups.

Because Anavar is such a long used and respected steroid, there are no shortage of people talking about it; whether that’s asking questions as a first time user or sharing real world reviews of exactly how Anavar has (or hasn’t) worked for them. This gives us a good opportunity to gain an insight into the way different people are experiencing Anavar.

As we’d expect, the majority of reviews and experiences from real people using Anavar are positive. People report excellent results for cutting and preserving muscle tissue, which is where Anavar excels. Any negative reviews people might share about Anavar can often be related to extreme beginners who either expect far too much from a very low dose of Anavar, or those who have consumed too high of a dosage and are experiencing the associated negative effects, particularly low testosterone where an exogenous source of testosterone isn’t added to the cycle to offset this problem.

Side Effects from Anavar Cycle

On the scale of severity of side effects that steroids can cause, Anavar is near the bottom. This is a side effect friendly compound compared with most others, but that doesn’t mean there are zero risks of adverse effects.

Oxandrolone is not an estrogenic steroid so you don’t need to use aromatase inhibitors with it; however as most men will be using other steroids stacked with Anavar the use of AI’s might still be required depending which compounds are being used.

All anabolic steroids come with risks but with sensible dosage and cycle lengths, Anavar side effects can be well controlled by both male and female users. The main issues to watch out for include:

Low testosterone

While Anavar is far from the most highly suppressive steroid we can use, it can still reduce your natural testosterone down by half or more. If you already have low testosterone levels, Anavar can be enough to push it well down where you’ll experience related side effects like low libido, mood changes and fatigue. This is a reason it’s always advised to add an exogenous source of testosterone to all Anavar cycles, so your Test levels are maintained and you can focus on your goals and not mitigating low testosterone side effects.

Hair loss

Anavar won’t cause you to start going bald if you weren’t going to go bald later in life thanks to your genetics; on other words, if you’re predisposed to hair loss then Anavar might make it happen earlier, but as with all other side effects with this steroid, it’s certainly not guaranteed to happen and especially when dosages are kept at moderate levels the chances are slimmer of any hair loss issues occurring.


Another possible effect of DHT steroids like Anavar is acne because of increased activity of the sebaceous glands, which can also bring about oily skin. Again, if you have had acne issues in the past you’re at higher risk of this side effect however sensible doses and assuring you only use high quality Oxandrolone can minimize the risk of acne and skin related side effects.

Liver toxicity

All oral steroids carry some toxicity to the liver but Anavar is at the lower end of the scale in this regard. However that doesn’t mean excessive use of Anavar should take place; make no mistake that Anavar still carries liver toxicity risks as a C17-aa steroid and it’s use will more than likely result in changes to liver enzymes which indicates liver stress.

This is the reason an 8 week cycle is recommended as the maximum length, and it’s just as important to avoid the use of not only Anavar, but any other oral C17-aa steroid until the liver has returned to normal functionality. Additionally, alcohol should be avoided to avoid additional stress to the liver.

Virilization in females

Anavar is possible the most female friendly steroid in existence and it’s more than possible for women to experience no virilization side effects at all when dosages are maintained at a low level of no more than 20mg daily (however 10mg is advised as the best dose).

Typical masculinization effects that can occur for women are body hair growth, deepening of the voice and clitoral enlargement. While these reactions are an almost certainly when a woman uses any other steroid, they are considerably less likely to occur with Anavar at the recommended dosage and when a cycle is kept to no more than six weeks.

Anavar Post Cycle Therapy

Even though Anavar is a comparatively mild steroid, post cycle therapy is always ideal following a cycle. Additionally, the majority of users will combine other steroids into the cycle, making PCT even more mandatory to recover hormone function and keep the gains you’ve made. Even an Anavar only cycle requires PCT otherwise you will be waiting many months for normal testosterone function to be restored; during which time you’re likely to suffer the effects of low testosterone.

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.

Common Q&A Related to Anavar

How long does it take for Anavar to work?

Being an oral steroid, Anavar starts taking action quickly in the body, but it also leaves the body quickly and that’s why you need to take Oxandrolone at least once a day. The results we see with Anavar aren’t comparable to steroids that help you build mass quickly, where it can be noticeable in a short period of time.

Anavar’s effects of helping you sculpt a lean, hard physique can be more subtle. In an 8 week cycle you can expect to see noticeable positive changes within the first one to two weeks and of course, the better your workout and diet program, the better and faster results you will see.

Do you need PCT for Anavar?

Yes, all steroid cycles should be followed up with post cycle therapy to both retain your gains and restore your normal hormone function. The PCT you undertake after using Anavar, and the timing of it, will also be determined by any other steroids you’re using. A basic PCT cycle should consist of a SERM’s such as Nolvadex and Clomid, which can be made even more efficient when combined with HCG.

Is Anavar illegal?

Laws and regulations will vary across the world when it comes to buying and using anabolic steroids like Anavar. But in most countries it can only be purchased on the black market, and Anavar is generally priced higher than a lot of other steroids. In the United States Anavar is illegal to purchase or use without a prescription from a doctor.

Is Anavar hard on the liver?

Anavar is a liver toxic C17-aa oral anabolic steroid which causes stress to the liver. These changes in the liver do go back to normal once you stop using the steroid, but using it for too long or at very high doses can cause liver damage. To avoid permanent damage to the liver it is recommended to use Anavar for no longer than 8 weeks at a time.

Does Anavar make you bald?

Anavar can produce some mild androgenic effects in men and hair loss can be one of these issues for males who have a genetic predisposition to baldness. This is not a common side effect however, and it’s the androgenic effects on women which are more of a concern which results in the growing of body hair, however these can be largely controlled by maintaining a low dosage and short cycle.

Does Anavar shut your testosterone down?

When Anavar is used at dosages that meet the needs of bodybuilders it does result in suppression of the HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis), bringing about testosterone suppression. The level of this is considered quite high and, as expected, rises the higher your dosage of the steroid is. For this reason, stacking a testosterone steroid with Anavar is always ideal and post cycle therapy is critical to restore normal hormone function.

Does Anavar build muscle?

Anavar is not known as a powerful mass building steroid and even at high doses (which is not recommended), will do little to stimulate large growth in muscle when compared with other anabolic steroids. For this reason, Anavar is almost always used a cutting steroid which is the purpose it excels at.

My Conclusion and Recommendation

It’s time to recap. Oxandrolone is an excellent addition to a cutting and conditioning stack and is generally a go-to steroid for these purposes. Why? Because it’s well known Anavar hardens the muscles while also helping retain muscle while you’re getting rid of fat.

There are other benefits to Anavar in the area of enhancing stamina and energy because it boosts red blood cells. Despite its reputation for being a highly effective steroid, it’s still a relatively mild oral compared with other compounds.

What do you think? Are you going to add Anavar to your cycle? Or you already did it actually? Share your favorite Anavar cycle in the comments below.

If you’d like more real, NO-BS information on using steroids be sure to check out Straight From The Underground (my recommended underground steroid guide). Everything in this book is a real-life experience, not theory.

PS: If you aren’t sure what steroid compound you should add to your cycle, leave a comment below and I will see if I can give you any ideas.

82 thoughts on “Anavar Cycle”

  1. Hey Juice, really appreciate the great guide. I’ll definitely take heed of it and look forward to applying it come spring break time!

    1. Hey Juice, I want to use Anavar only to look good on holiday, im going to use it 8-10weeks before i go. Im going for 2 weeks. Can i PCT when i’m back? Don’t want to have testosterone suppression whilst I’m there and feel drained. Whats recommended mg to avoid total shutdown of natural testosterone. Thanks

  2. Hi Juice, I’m a newbie to steroids and want to put up some muscle. 25 years old, 6’3 height, 188lbs. I am doing 3 times per week weight training and cardio. I’d like to know the best anavar only cycle for me to put up 15-20lbs of muscle without water retention and gyno. Also, what about PCT? Thanks for your time.

    1. You mentioned continuing testosterone Enanthate for several weeks after your Anavar cycle has finished, would you start your PCT after the Anavar cycle or after the testosterone Enanthate?

      1. Wait 2 weeks post cycle to begin PCT if using test enanthate or cypionate and wait 10 days post cycle if using test propionate.

  3. Hi Juice, I’m currently on a 10wk Var only cycle. Started @50mg, finishing on 100mg p/day… just wondering your thoughts on best PCT and also how long should i wait before i can drink alcohol?

    1. Just use 50mg/day Clomid for 3 weeks, anavar is that suppressive and you should recover quick. I’d keep alcohol intake limited.

    1. Anavar will probably not suppress you at a dosage of around 50-60mg/day for 4 weeks (I’ll do at least 6-8 weeks cycle myself). A small and steady dosage throughout the day (20mg/20mg/20mg) is what gives me the better results! For PCT just use 50mg/day Clomid for 3 weeks and you should recover quick. Start your Clomid PCT 5 days post cycle.

  4. Hi there I’m 44 weight 18 stone just been slowly getting back to lifting but want to take anavar to help push me along the way my size and build is there but no muscle haha pct???

    1. 10mg/day Anavar for 6-8 weeks is the optimal dosage for females. I’d split it into 2 doses a day at 5mg/each (in the morning with breakfast, and before bedtime). Back to your question – yes and no. Not like the typical male PCT. You probably won’t have any side effects at all. Think of something such a mini PCT. For example RED PCT (1 capsule per day for 30 days).

  5. Hiya, I decided to start my first cycle ever and its anavar 40 mg each day for 6-8 weeks, depeing on how i feel. Im an 26 YO boy who weights 105 kg and got around 10 – 12 % body fat, would like to cut so im under 100 kg in 2-3 months during cycle. Ive got both nolva and clomid at home for the pct when its about to start.. Any tip for dosages and usages on both? Just stick to one or do both? Thanks.

  6. Hi,
    I am 28 years old. 176 cm. Weight 80kg body lean, athletic body. Question I’m asking I’m looking to do an only anavar cycle not sure what dosage to do. Looking to train 5-6 days a week once I start my cycle. What’s the best dosage to do?

  7. Juice!! Big bro I’m 34 and I’m 6ft6 320 and I have my var ready to go,my friend suggested the use of HCg or HGC as it would help woth the cutting and restoring my hormones later? Is this accurate? And I’m starting at 30 then going to 60 a day

      1. I was wanting to run 12 weeks test E and about 4-6 weeks of anavar 40mg a day With ? What’s your thought ? I’m 5’10 220 looking to lean out a bit not gain any more mass

  8. I’ve just started a anavar 50 only course I’m in the 3 day in , I’m only doing a 4 week course. Do I have to run pct or not?

  9. Hi,
    Thinking of cycling Anavar for the first time for circa 6 weeks.
    Would I need to take test prop alongside it or just the PCT of Clomid?

    1. Anavar is never a bad choice and I’d say would be OK to run it solo. Anavar will probably not fully suppress you at a dosage of around 50mg/day for 6 weeks. For recovery just use 50mg/day Clomid for 3 weeks.

  10. Hi juice I’m 30 yr old Male. 6’1 215lbs
    14% body fat wanting to get under 10%
    I have test e, tren e and anavar ready to go. How should I run these? Thanks in advance

  11. Thx man for the details ,
    I’d like to start an anavar 60 only course I’m only doing a 4 weeks . Do I have to run pct or not? Coz am afraid of the PCT side effect it self ?
    And shall i devide the daily doses over 8 hours each for maximum benefit?

  12. I’ve been practicing gym for a few years, I’m thinking of doing an anavar cycle at 20mg and dianabol 10mg day
    For 4-5 weeks
    Can I expect any results with these doses or is it too little?
    With these doses does milk thistle serve as a protector?

  13. hey juice can i use clen and anavar for cutting cycle if so what how many mg should i use for each want to to do a 6week cycle

  14. Hi juice. I am 53 years old and now have a bit of a belly I’ve started doing weights again and thinking of doing Anavar. Do you recommend I take with it. Many thank Tam.

    1. I’d use 30-50mg/day, you don’t need more, and use it strictly for help with cutting up. Also make sure you are dieting your ass off while on it.

  15. Hello I started anavar for 8 weeks I’m on week 2. Should I take test with it or there is no need. Also do I need to take anything during or after cycle. Thank you very much for your article.

    1. You can stack it but it’s also one of the few steroid compounds that would be OK to run solo. I can’t advice on recovery as I don’t know the dosage but usually I’d just get myself some Clomid for post cycle.

      1. Do you think I should take estrogens block and liver support while taking anavar. I’m taking 50mg a day for 8 weeks

      2. Just use 50mg/day Clomid for 3 weeks post cycle. Recovery will be much faster with Anavar only cycle as it won’t suppress you to the same degree as most injectable compounds would.

      3. Hi,

        Thnx for the useful article!
        I have a question regarding a second follow up cycle (anavar only) so when you finished your first anavar only cycle with pct.
        How soon is it possible to begin with a second anavar only cycle????

    1. Since the cycle is only 4 weeks long you can take it by itself (and with no PCT), but it’s always better to stay on the safe side. Start your PCT a day after your last dose.

  16. Hello I’m doing 8 weeks with 50
    Mg anavar. Should I take estrogen block? I don’t want any weird balls coming out on my chest.. also do I take liver support?

  17. Hello Juice : )
    Great Reading ! I’m a 30 year Old guy, i’m going on a 6-8 week cycle with 60 mg Var a day. Can I add 200 -300 mg of primo ew to the cycle ? And what would you recommend as pct ?

  18. I have anavar and test cyp 300. Can you please break down suggested time table for this stack along with safety precautions during and after? I have nolvadex and clomid. Have had gyno issues in the past so want to take precautions. 45 y/o male – 165 lbs – haven’t cycled in over 10 years. Thanks!

  19. Thanks for all the info. I have bottles of var ready to go. I’m working out from 11:30-12:30 and bed time at around 1:30. If I’m splitting the dose into two (30 mg each) what time should i be taking them?

  20. Hi mate,

    Thanks for the info, I’m a complete newbie in this. Just wanna confirm if it’s safe if I use anavar 50mg daily for 6 weeks and followed by 30mg clomid daily for 3 weeks? You’ve mentioned about taking anavar with other est steroids but I’m not very comfortable taking more than 1 the first time.


    1. Anavar is one of the few steroids that I’d say would be OK to run solo. It’ll probably not fully suppress you at a dosage of 50mg/day for 6 weeks. Anti estrogens shouldn’t be an issue with anavar only, I’d just get yourself some clomid for post cycle recovery.

      1. Hey juice great read ! I know a lot of these questions are all similar, but I am new to this. Going to start my first cycle soon and wanted some advice. Going to do a 8 week cycle with 50mg/anavar daily and 200mg of test a week. Does that sound good for a first cycle ? Should I be taking liver and estrogen protection during the cycle ? Thanks in advance !!

      2. Sounds good to me. Wait 2 full weeks after your last test shot to begin recovery and use 50mg/day Clomid for 20 days (you can also add 0.5mg/day Arimidex alongside it).

  21. Soumyadeep Roychowdhury

    Hey, Thx for all the valuable info.
    I’m 33 & working out for 3yrs. I’m badly struggling for past 2 yrs with lower abdominal fat. It’s bulging, shaggy, looks like loose skin (but it’s not according to dermatologist). I’m about to start my cutting phase, after going down to 15% body fat, I thought of running solo Anavar cycle. Do you think it’s gonna help me to get rid out of my lower abs fat?

  22. Female – taking 10mg of Var and Clen daily with a small dosage of test once a week. Im on day 9 — I have noticed more energy and higher gains but I have also gained 4lbs. I’m training 6 days a week right now so I am just looking for advice on how to ensure I get the most out of this cycle.

    1. Anavar at 10mg/day for 6-8 weeks is good, and you probably won’t have any side effects at all. As for best time to take it, split it into 2 doses a day at 5mg/each (once with breakfast, and again before bedtime). Keep Clenbuterol to 50mcg a day and run it in 2 weeks on/2 weeks off pattern. You can skip the test for now. The Anavar/Clen combo is good enough to get you some impressive results.

  23. Hey Juice –

    Im completely new and looking to start a cycle: If I’m looking at doing a 6 or 8 week cycle what exactly would you recommend for my PCT and should I be taking any supplements during the cycle?

  24. Im,on hrt 230dose a week with estrogen blocker trying anavar for 8weeks any advice advanced lifter and competition bodybuilder for my first cycle

  25. Hi
    My son was prescribed Anavar 5 mg daily for 3 months, due to he has Kallmann syndrome, he is 15 and has not hit puberty can’t use testosterone due to it converts to estrogen and speeds up bone age.

    They are trying to force puberty, so he will grow he is 4’10 90 pounds.
    At 5 mg any side effect?

  26. Hi Juice!
    I’m going for Anavar only cycle (solo) for 4-6 weeks for holiday. I’m around 5’7 height, 170lbs, 10-15% (i’m not sure but i still can see my abs even though not that clear). I’m doing total body weight training for 3 days a week.
    How many doses u recommend? 40mg?50mg?60mg?
    And i plan to use PCT for safety purpose, how many days should i wait to start my PCT?
    Also, with those cycle dosage and PCT requirement will keep my gains after i stop the cycle?

  27. Hi Juice,
    I am 55, been lifting for years, 5”11 225, want to drop down to 205. Fixing to start with anavar 50 mg and will be using 1cc week of ethnate for eight weeks, at my age my test runs low. Will this give me good results. Thanks

  28. Hi, Juice.. I’m 43 6’1” weight is 225. looking to cut about 20-25 lbs and tighten up. reading above you suggest stacking with trenblone and using a testosterone estr. New to this but very active in the gym. Don’t know if it’s best to Anavar only being new or if it’s acceptable to doing both and either option using the ester. Wanting to do a 8 week cycle and get max results. What do you suggest and dosages. I do thank you in advance, this write up is the most real and informative page I’ve read. Really appreciate it. Look forward to your thoughts.. thanks Juice.

    1. Anavar stacks best with dieting. You can run it solo at 60mg/day for 8 weeks. I’ll probably add 200mg/week test enanthate to the cycle. Wait 14 days post cycle to begin recovery and use 50mg/day Clomid for 20 days and 0.5mg/day Arimidex alongside it.

  29. Hey Juice, I am following your instructions on your 8 weeks Intermediate Anavar Cycle (60mg/day), I am 4 weeks in and seeing great results.. I have some questions:
    1) I am currently using Test Cypionate or is test enanthate essential, and if Cyp is okay will 100mg be good for the 12 weeks?
    2) I am planning to use Nolvadex, Clomid & HCG as recommended for PCT, should I wait 2 weeks after 12 weeks Test cycle is complete or start 2 weeks after 8 weeks of Anavar?
    3) PCT plan:
    * HCG 2000iu’s every 2 days for 3 weeks (directly after Anavar cycle?)
    * Clomid 70mg/day for 6 weeks (2 weeks post-cycle)
    * Nolvadex 30mg/day for 4 weeks (2 weeks post-cycle)
    Please let me know if this PCT is good and if you have any recommendations.

    1. Both Test Cyp and Test E are good for this cycle. Start your PCT 2 weeks after your last test shot. I’d personally will just use 50mg/day Clomid for 20 days. Anavar is mild compound and with only 100mg/week testosterone you won’t probably need Nolva and HCG. If you want, you can use 2500iu HCG per week (split it in 2x1250iu shots per week) for 2 weeks, start it the day after your last test cyp shot.

      1. Thanks for replay!
        What is your view on the duration of the off-cycle before I should consider starting a bulking stack cycle considering the Intermediate Anavar Cycle as a “milder” cycle?
        PS: Straight From The Underground is a great read and very informative, worth every penny!

  30. Hello,
    I did bodybuilding building before 3 years and I started it again…
    I am using tren ace(300mg) + test prop(400mg)…..per week
    Now i wanna add anvar 50mg a day..
    I have fat….lifting 6 times a week….with perfect diet….
    Will this stack help me to get back my shape? Or should i increase the dose?

  31. 26 years old, 245lb, goal 200lbs
    About to start 8 weeks of Test E @ 1cc week, Anavar 50mg daily .
    Question: when do I take Anavar , before/after a work out. Confused about the half life. .
    Question: where do you recommend purchasing PCT?

    1. Your cycle looks good. You can split your Anavar throughout the day (one dose in the morning and one in the evening). The half-life of Anavar is 9 hrs. For buying PCT compounds check my post cycle therapy guide.

  32. Just curious.
    What’s expected to happen With 8 weeks of test e and 8 week of Anavar with only a disciplined diet , and cardio. No weight training .

    What happens with the body? As far as results or weight loss.

  33. Hi,
    I am looking to starting my very first cycle of Anavar/Oxandrolone. What is the best time to take it? I have 10 mgs. How long should the cycle go for? Do i need to do anything specific after the cycle? I was thinking of running it for 8 weeks. Thank you!

    1. 10mg/day Anavar for 6-8 weeks is the optimal dosage for females. I’d split it into 2 doses a day at 5mg/each (one in the morning with breakfast, and one in the evening before bedtime).

  34. Hey Juice,

    I am coming to the end of a 6 week Anavar cycle around 50mg a day. I am 6 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds. I have been reading some articles about testosterone suppression following Anavar. Should I start taking my PCT after a couple days of my last pill or extend the Anavar cycle while adding testosterone?

  35. Hello Juice, i’m thinking about a short Anavar only cycle of 4 weeks 20 or 30mg mainly for cutting. Do i need a ptc or do you think i can skip it? This is my first cycle and i want to keep it low to see how my body reacts. I’m 27.

  36. Hi Juice

    I’m a female bikini competitor 16 weeks out from my first show. I’m currently on my first 2 week cycle of clen and I’m looking to add in Var too. When do you recommend I start taking it and should I just do one cycle of it during my prep? Thanks for your help!

    1. Just keep Clenbuterol to 50mcg a day (2 weeks on/2 weeks off pattern). For Anavar I’d say that 10mg/day is all that is needed. I’d take it for 8 weeks, get off as much of the fat as you can naturally first, hit the cardio hard, then hit the anavar. As for best time to take it, I’d split it into 2 doses/day at 5mg/each (one with breakfast, and again in the evening before bedtime).

  37. Hey Juice.

    If I’m doing a 6 week Anavar cycle how much test e should I be running with it? Also my bodyfat is around 20%, Should I take amridex EOD to combat the aromatisation?

    Thank you

  38. Hey Juice,
    I plan to start a 6 week var cycle of 40mg per day then ramp up to 60mg and want to stack it with Rad140 (10mg) per day
    Will these two work well together ?
    Thanks !

  39. I’m starting a Deca-test cycle and I’m having trouble finding out if adding anavar to this will be beneficial. Any thoughts?

  40. hey Juice,

    can i take anavar 1st thing in the morning before i work out on empty stomach?

    also, whats your thoughts on cardio while on anavar ( mountain biking specially)

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