Anavar Results (With Before & After Pictures)
Disclaimer: The following article is for educational purposes only and NOT to promote the use of illegal steroids. If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Touliatos is currently available for consultations.
Anavar (Oxandrolone) was created in 1962 to increase lean muscle in patients suffering from cachexia (muscle-wasting illness).
However, it wasn’t long before Anavar became a big hit in bodybuilding, due to its anabolic and fat-burning properties.
Not only did Anavar become a highly coveted cutting steroid, but it also proved to be well tolerated by users; with women and children experiencing no harm in clinical trials.
Despite Anavar later being banned for recreational use, many men and women still take it today to increase muscle mass, definition and reduce their body fat percentage.
Today, gym-goers typically buy Anavar on the black market; as getting a doctor to prescribe you it for anything less than a muscle-wasting illness is out of the question.
So, we know why Anavar is in such high demand; but what about its results?
A user’s results on Anavar will depend on their cycle, dose, genetics, diet and training routines. However, we see novices generally gaining 10-15lbs of muscle mass, with 7lbs of fat loss from a 5-6 week cycle. Here is what this looks like:
This is someone who has cycled Anavar (his name will remain anonymous). See how he looks notably more muscular; especially in the arms, shoulders and back.
Also, his abs and shoulders are a lot more defined, due to considerable fat loss. This user transformed from looking bloated; to lean and ripped.
This woman took 10mg/day for 5 weeks. She lost a large amount of fat, especially from the midsection and gained notable amounts of lean muscle (which is evident by her body weight going up).
A short Anavar cycle like this has the power to transform a woman from looking chubby to slim.
One factor that’s not obvious when looking at before/after photos, is strength increases.
Despite being a cutting steroid that promotes lean muscle mass; Anavar is a powerful strength-enhancing steroid (1).
We find this attributed to its distribution of fluid, and increased uptake of ATP in the muscle cells. ATP is an energy molecule that’s shown to increase muscular strength and endurance. Thus, gym-goers may feel more powerful during workouts, and able to train more intensely (lifting heavier weights for longer periods).
Generally, we see beginners experiencing as much as a 20% increase in lifts from an Anavar cycle.
Thus, if you’re currently benching 200lbs, you could be lifting 240 after 6 weeks.
When lifting heavy on Anavar, users may want to take ample rest in-between sets, as pumps can become intense; especially in the lower back. We have had bodybuilders discontinue their workouts due to this painful sensation (particularly susceptible in the lower lats during deadlifts).
Dosage for Maximum Results
Male beginners typically will take 15-20mg/day of Anavar — lasting for 6 weeks.
If the dose is lower than this, the results will be less.
Generally, we find that doses over 20mg/day are unnecessary and will increase the risk of side effects, without experiencing further gains.
Women, during a first cycle, may take 5-10mg per day, lasting 5 weeks. One protocol is to take 5mg during the first week to ease their bodies into a cycle, then take 10mg for the remaining 4 weeks.
If a woman has taken Anavar before, she may start on 10mg/day and extend her cycle to 6 weeks for further results.
Note: Women taking more than 10mg/day or cycling Anavar beyond 6 weeks, dramatically increase the risk of virilization in our experience.
One of the reasons why Anavar is so popular is because it produces exceptional gains in women, without affecting their femininity. However, if excessive doses are taken, they are more at risk of developing a deeper voice, smaller boobs, enlarged clitoris and hair growth on the body.
However, the good news is that Anavar is considered very female-friendly (when taking 5-10mg per day for 5-6 weeks). We see women noticing few side effects from this dose.
Some females may be tempted to stack Anavar with other steroids (such as Winstrol) for better results; however, this will increase the risk of masculinization and should be avoided.
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Yes, we see many users retain results from Anavar after a cycle. Typically there isn’t a big crash post-cycle like other steroids can cause, making it easier to maintain size and strength gains.
The fat loss experienced from an Anavar cycle is also permanent; however, a person should remain disciplined with their diet and training if they want to maintain their results in the future. If after a cycle, a person stops going to the gym and starts binge-eating junk food; gains will surely diminish.
The only temporary effect on Anavar is water distribution. Often, Anavar will flush out extracellular water, and shuttle fluid inside the muscle. This causes a dry and pumped look in the muscles. When a person stops taking Anavar, they won’t look as dry and their muscles will not be as full. However, this only has a mild effect on a person’s overall appearance.
Anavar generally isn’t stacked by women for fear of experiencing virilization. However, men often do stack Anavar with other steroids (with great success).
What steroid a user stacks Anavar with, will depend on their goals.
For example, if someone is cutting and wants to burn as much fat as possible; one option could be to stack Anavar with Winstrol or Trenbolone (although these are two toxic steroids and side effects would be dramatically worse than taking Anavar alone). The reason why Winstrol or Trenbolone could be used is that they are also dry compounds that don’t aromatize. They also enhance fat loss (2), whilst promoting significant gains in muscle size (especially Trenbolone).
If someone is very conscious of side effects during a cycle but wants to build a significant amount of muscle — an Anavar and Testosterone cycle is a popular protocol.
A Testosterone and Anavar cycle has the power to build 25+lbs of muscle, whilst losing 4%-5% of body fat. The best part is both of these steroids are mild on the liver and heart, and thus can be taken with less risk. However, testosterone function will be temporarily impaired post-cycle, due to damage to the HPTA. Our patients typically utilize a PCT to quickly restore natural test levels. Without a PCT, test levels can be expected to recover after several weeks or months.
If you want the results of Anavar, but don’t want to experience any side effects, we recommend buying legal Anavar (known as Anvarol).