Anadrol is a synthetic anabolic androgenic steroid derived from dihydrotestosterone. It is also known as Oxymetholone. It is available in oral formulations and is used together with other anabolic steroids, a process called stacking. Anadrol, like other steroids is used in cycles to make its effects more potent and to limit side effects. Anadrol cycles are used by athletes and bodybuilders in order to gain muscle mass faster and to encourage red cell production which leads to faster recovery from intense physical exercise.
Anadrol cycles almost always take place during the bulking phase, when the primary aim is to gain mass. During this phase, there is high caloric intake with the aim of gaining muscle mass. Anadrol is mostly used at the start of the bulking phase to give a kick start in gains. This is because Anadrol gives noticeable muscle mass gain in as little as 3 weeks of consistent use. Other bodybuilders and athletes might use Anadrol mid cycle. This is especially after they stop gaining mass despite use of other supplements, intense workouts and high caloric intake.
During anadrol cycles, the dosage of anadrol is usually 50 milligrams a day for 4 to 6 weeks. Some bodybuilders who have used steroids for a longer period may venture up to 100 milligrams a day. After 6 weeks of use, it is hard to get any more gains and continuing the cycle only results in increased hepatotoxicity from the steroid.
For competitive bodybuilders, it is advisable to stop Anadrol use some time before the competition. This is to allow for the water retention caused by the steroid to diminish. This allows for better muscular definition and clearer outlines. It also allows the competitor’s weight to fall to the category they want as the excess water usually adds to the total body weight.
Since anadrol depletes the body of its endogenous testosterone synthesis, it is important to supplement with exogenous testosterone during a cycle. There is no preference for any supplement and any testosterone supplement can be used.
Deca Durabolin and Trenbolone stack well with anadrol and can be used for greater results during the bulking phase.