As alluded to above, one very important thing to acknowledge when using AAS (whether taking one hormone, stacking or cycling) is the risk of harmful side effects. Within a steroid cycle, the users will often stack other non-anabolic hormones into their program to maximize specific cycle objectives for example: the addition of drugs like Clenbuterol and/or Cytomel /T3 augment cutting/definition cycles; others called aromatase inhibitors (estrogen reducing drugs) like Letrozole . Letro and Anastrozole Arimidex are often included to inhibit the conversion of excess testosterone to negatively cycle impacting estrogen and; incorporating post-cycle therapy (PCT) drugs such as the synthetic estrogens Tamoxifen . Nolvadex , or Clomiphene Citrate . Clomid (which act as anti-estrogens in the male body), can be used alone, together, or in conjunction with those like Mesterolone . Proviron and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin ( HCG ) during PCT to bridge the gap between the end of a steroid cycle (synthetic testosterone usage) and the restoration of the bodys natural testosterone production. These drugs too must be researched, and controlled in similar fashion to AAS. Thus, steroid cycles can be as simple or complex as the users individualized goals, cycle histories and levels of understanding. Below are three samples of AAS stacked cycles of varying complexity along with a beginning PCT sample, and an explanation of goal intention & rationale for the selected compounds, dosages & durations. These illustrations and commentaries will provide a better understanding of what stacking and cycling are along with the many nuances they require.
For most men an Anavar cycle will be best served for the cutting process or dieting phase; the phase in-which an individual is looking for a ripped physique. This is not a steroid that will serve this purpose to as strong a degree as Trenbolone or even Equipoise nor will it have the same efficiency as Winstrol and many other DHT steroids such as Masteron but it can have a positive effect that is present in a mild form. An Anavar cycle during a cutting diet phase can greatly aid in preserving lean tissue while on a calorie restricted diet as well as increase total metabolic activity; further, when lean enough it can give a physique a bit of a harder appearance. Most men who supplement with Oxandrolone for this purpose will find 50mg per day to generally be a good starting point with 80mg per day being generally safe. Yes, you can take more but much past the 100mg per day range is not going to do a lot more for you; further, as this steroid can cost at least $2 per 10mg tab and often higher an Anavar cycle for a man can get very expensive.