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Basic steroid cycle for women

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bull.dogz

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Some good details to know about any steroid are the half-life and detection time. You can google these or find them on whatever steroid profile you are interested in. Half -life is how long it takes a dose of whatever steroid to reduce in half. E.g Anavar is ~9 hrs. Ideally you'd split a dose like 10 mg / day into 2 x 5mg / day, about every 12 hours. Its not 9 hours, but its a near approximation. The point being to keep the dosing relatively even over the duration of your cycle. Dosing once / day leaves most of that single dose attenuated by the time of the next day's dose - so your body sees it as a constant spike / deplete / spike / deplete cycle, which promotes more sides. "More" is always a relative term, but the point is 2x/ day for var is more optimal than 1x/day. For the amounts women normally use, this is "less" (again "less" is relative) of an issue, but still is not ideal.

The detection time is the time from the last dose to the time the compound is no longer detectable in the body. Of course "detection" is going to be dependent upon how accurate the testing method is - so these are still probably debatable terms or guesses. For var the detection time is ~3 weeks. That means in 3 weeks, the compound should no longer be detectable in your system. For sides that people normally experience on a cycle, the attenuation time will probably feel like some period of time shorter than that.

If someone is trying to work around a steroid test for something (which I don't recommend - its cheating if you're going to be tested for it - to me, that's more of a personal integrity and sportsmanship thing), then they might be banking on that published detection time. How accurate these are, who knows.

For women especially, this becomes a bigger issue not so much in how long a compound is technically out of your system but rather the fact that sides are cumulative over time w/ repeated cycles, frequency of cycles and time between cycles. It doesn't become immediately obvious, but over time, some sides will take much, much longer to clear. And it could even be debatable if it ever "goes away" 100% at some point in time later. I've never seen any studies on it so it is probably fair to say that you need to be aware of that effect months or years later.

Okay, thank you!
 
Sunset

Sunset

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Dec 12, 2014
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Here's something I wrote a while ago:


Anavar (Oxandrolone)

Anavar is probably the most commonly used AAS by women, for physique competition or by women who "want to go to the next level". It might be used by figure competitors for off-season building with an appropriate diet, or during contest prep for cutting, preservation of muscle during a cutting diet, and improved recovery.

Anavar promotes lean muscle mass with minimal sides and occasional water retention. It is a oral steroid, though used in small enough doses that its impact on the liver is minimal for women. It is also attractive to women and beginners who are not interested in dealing with needles. The predictable and minimal sides are also attractive points to those not wanting to deal with the more individual and androgenic sides of most other AAS.

Anavar Profile:

Typical Cycle

· Dose: 10 mg / day - split the dose 1/2 in the AM, 1/2 in the PM
· Duration: 10-14 weeks

· No need to taper down the dose or follow with post cycle therapy (PCT).
· It is generally suggested to start the cycle at 5 mg / day (splitting doses as above) for the first 10-14 days to identify any adverse reaction. After that time, you can increase to 10 mg / day.

· Suggested maximum dose is 20 mg / day (though more is not better - often 10 mg is sufficient). As the dose increases, sides may increase and results don't necessarily increase. Anecdotally, if the cycler is interested in going to doses above 20 mg, the sides can begin to accumulate and the impact on your liver becomes more of a consideration. Based on this and the cost (anavar is typically one of the more expensive compounds), if you are looking for more aggressive results, this is the point where people will move to a more aggressive, cheaper, injectable compound.

Typical Sides

· interrupted period / flow - may take a few months for the flow to come back as normal. Note this does NOT mean you won’t get pregnant.
· you may still experience usual menstrual sides (cramps, bloating, etc.) on your regular menstrual schedule
· mild acne
· Clitoral enlargement and increased sensitivity
· oily hair
· some experience water retention (though not due to aromatization)
· may cause vaginosis / yeast infection (most any AAS has this potential)
· occasionally people experience nose bleeds


Thanks for the info. I have a couple questions regarding diet. On a cycle such as this is is recommended that you eat around maintenance or a surplus? Also, what sort of macros are generally recommended? Normally Id eat around 1g/lb protein and 0.4g/lb fat at a minimum. Are those macros suitable when taking var?
 
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sassy69

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Thanks for the info. I have a couple questions regarding diet. On a cycle such as this is is recommended that you eat around maintenance or a surplus? Also, what sort of macros are generally recommended? Normally Id eat around 1g/lb protein and 0.4g/lb fat at a minimum. Are those macros suitable when taking var?

Always start by looking at your goals, and then set up your diet & training to support that goal. Throwing in drugs on top are still just supplements to the foundation of diet, training/cardio, recovery. Most any compound will support whatever goal you are dictating by your diet, training/cardio, recovery. You can bulk or cut on anavar. So set your goals and adjust your diet, training accordingly. In many ways the biggest thing var gives is much better recovery - so you can train more aggressively, recover better, have a better sense of well-being, etc. If you want to cut, it helps preserve muscle while you cut. If you want to bulk, it will help you lift bigger.
 
Sunset

Sunset

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Dec 12, 2014
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Always start by looking at your goals, and then set up your diet & training to support that goal. Throwing in drugs on top are still just supplements to the foundation of diet, training/cardio, recovery. Most any compound will support whatever goal you are dictating by your diet, training/cardio, recovery. You can bulk or cut on anavar. So set your goals and adjust your diet, training accordingly. In many ways the biggest thing var gives is much better recovery - so you can train more aggressively, recover better, have a better sense of well-being, etc. If you want to cut, it helps preserve muscle while you cut. If you want to bulk, it will help you lift bigger.

Great thanks for the reply!
 
Akhusker

Akhusker

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Dec 25, 2014
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Im so glad there is a womens gear section, I have quite a few females that need info and its good to have access to great info
 
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