Anavar Results (With Before & After Pictures)

Dr George TouliatosDisclaimer: The following article is for educational purposes only and does not promote the use of illegal steroids. If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Touliatos is currently available for consultation.

Anavar (Oxandrolone) was created in 1962 to increase lean muscle in patients suffering from cachexia (a 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 and definition and reduce their body fat percentage.

Today, gym-goers typically buy Anavar on the black market, as getting a doctor to prescribe 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?

Anavar Results: Before and After Pictures

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 and 7lbs of fat loss from a 5- to 6-week cycle. Here is what this looks like:


anavar before and after

This is someone who has cycled Anavar (his name will remain anonymous). See how he looks notably more muscular, especially in his:

  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Back

Furthermore, his abs and shoulders are a lot more defined due to considerable fat loss. This user transformed from looking bloated to lean and ripped.


anavar results in women

This woman took 10 mg per 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.

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Strength Gains

One factor that’s not obvious when looking at before and after photos is that strength increases.

Despite being a cutting steroid that promotes lean muscle mass, Anavar is a powerful strength-enhancing steroid (1).

We find this to be attributed to its distribution of fluid and increased uptake of ATP in the muscle cells. ATP is an energy molecule that’s been shown to increase muscular strength and endurance. Thus, gymgoers may feel more powerful during workouts and be 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 200 pounds, 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 take 15-20 mg/day of Anavar, lasting for 6 weeks.

If the dose is lower than this, the results will be lower.

Generally, we find that doses over 20 mg/day are unnecessary and will increase the risk of side effects without experiencing further gains.

Women, during a first cycle, may take 5–10 mg 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 10 mg/day and extend her cycle to 6 weeks for further results.

Note: Women taking more than 10 mg/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 5–10 mg per day for 5–6 weeks). We see women noticing a few side effects from this dose.

Some females may be tempted to stack Anavar with other steroids (for better results), such as:

  1. Winstrol
  2. Anadrol
  3. Deca Durabolin

However, such stacking will increase the risk of masculinization and should be avoided.

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Anvarol is our #1 rated legal Anavar product. It replicates the fat-burning and muscle-building effects of Anavar, but without any unwanted side effects.

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Anvarol is best suited for men or women who want to reduce their body fat percentage, whilst simultaneously increasing muscle tone and building lean muscle.

Anavar FAQ

Are Anavar’s results permanent?

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.
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Anavar Stacks for Better Results?

Anavar generally isn’t stacked by women for fear of experiencing virilization. However, men often stack Anavar with other steroids (with great success). Here are some typical Anavar stacks utilized by men:

  • Testosterone/Anavar
  • Clenbuterol/Anavar
  • Winstrol/Anavar

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 their 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) while 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.

We have found testosterone to be a powerful muscle-builder with simultaneous fat-burning properties (3, 4).

A Testosterone and Anavar cycle has the power to build 25+ pounds of muscle while losing 4%–5% of body fat.

The best part is that 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.

What to Avoid When Taking Anavar

Anavar causes some liver inflammation, the extent of which can be mild or moderate depending on the dose and lifestyle of the user. Thus, as a precaution, Anavar should not be taken with alcohol or any other hepatotoxic medications.

Also, it would be wise to get your ALT and AST levels checked pre-cycle to make sure they are in a normal range. Anyone with existing hepatic issues should avoid Anavar and all other oral steroids.

Supplementing with TUDCA can offer protection to the liver when taking Anavar, although it is not essential for most users due to Anavar’s mild effects.

If you want the results of Anavar but don’t want to experience any side effects, we recommend buying legal Anavar (known as Anvarol).

Co Authors :

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(2) Donner, D. G., Beck, B. R., Bulmer, A. C., Lam, A. K., & Du Toit, E. F. (2015). Improvements in body composition, cardiometabolic risk factors and insulin sensitivity with trenbolone in normogonadic ratsSteroids94, 60–69.

(3) Griggs, R. C., Kingston, W., Jozefowicz, R. F., Herr, B. E., Forbes, G., & Halliday, D. (1989). Effect of testosterone on muscle mass and muscle protein synthesisJournal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)66(1), 498–503.

(4) Ng Tang Fui, M., Hoermann, R., Zajac, J. D., & Grossmann, M. (2017). The effects of testosterone on body composition in obese men are not sustained after cessation of testosterone treatmentClinical endocrinology87(4), 336–343.