Test and Anavar Cycle

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When it comes to building a massive and ripped physique, the combination of Anavar and Testosterone provides you with a potent combination of compounds! At the same time, it will take your strength gains through the roof.

Both of these have their own host of benefits and side effects, and you need to be aware of both before popping a pill of plunging a needle into your bottom.

Let’s walk through the precautions you need to take and everything else in-between.

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Key Takeaways

  • Anavar and Testosterone have few side effects that overlap
  • You need to take enough Test to ensure you have enough Estrogen
  • Anavar is quite kidney toxic

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is the male sexual hormone, important for sexual function, the ability to grow body hair, masculiinity and libido. Natural testosterone gets converted into Estrogen and Dihydrogen Testosterone at a normal rate, however, adding exogenous testosterone increases this conversion, thus if those two get too high we see side effects. 

Testosterone
Figure 1: Testosterone chemical structure

Types of Testosterone Steroids

The main types of testosterone are as follows:

Type Half Life Injection FrequencyBenefitsDetection Period
Propionate (Prop)108 Hours (4.5 Days)Every Other DayStable Blood LevelsUp to 30 Days
Enanthate (E) 168 – 216 Hours (7 – 9 Days)Once Per Week (Ideally more)Less Injections Up to 90 Days
Cypionate (Cyp) 192 – 240 Hours (8 – 10 Days)Once Per Week (Ideally more)Less Injections Up to 90 Days
Sustanon (Sust)360 – 432 Hours (15 – 18 Days) Once Every 3 Weeks (Ideally More)Much less Injections Up to 90 Days

Which of these is best? None of them hold significant benefits over the others, so none of them are ‘better’. However, as a bodybuilder, you might feel the best results on Propionate or Enanthate/Cypionate. Personally, I prefer Cypionate.

How does Testosterone work?

Testosterone is naturally produced by the Leydig Cells in the Testes (or injected exogenously) and will lead to the following cycle:

  • Testosterone is converted into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) via the 5-Alpha Reductase
  • Testosterone and DHT will both bind to androgen receptors in the muscle, bone, and organ tissue
  • Nuclear translocation takes place
  • Androgen receptor target gene transcription takes place
Test and Anavar Cycle
Figure 2: The life cycle of Testosterone

Testosterone Benefits 

Testosterone is the main anabolic hormone in the body. Taking synthetic testosterone in conjunction with resistance training will result in the following: 

  • Increased muscular growth
  • Increased fat loss (slight)
  • Increased libido
  • Increased recovery
  • Increased Protein Synthesis

Testosterone Side Effects

Administration of exogenous Testosterone that can lead to the following side effects: 

What is Anavar?

Test and Anavar Cycle
Figure 3: Anavar compound

The scientific name of Anavar is Oxandrolone. This oral steroid is a Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derivative hormone that has been structurally altered.

Anavar (along with all other DHTs) have an inability to convert into estrogen. This means that while gains from Anavar will be quite lean and dry, they will not be as powerful as others, since the process of muscle growth is massively aided by the addition of estrogen.

How Does Anavar Work?

Anavar is a modified form of the DHT hormone, which has used an oxygen atom to replace the 2-carbon and methylation in the 17 position.

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This single alteration forces the body to treat DHT like testosterone. The result is an enhanced ability to gain muscle mass, increase strength levels and get stronger.

However, Anavar is not considered an especially potent bulking agent for male bodybuilders and it is far more popular as a cutting agent. Women, however, can get substantial mass enhancement gains with Anavar.

The reason it is significantly more popular with women is because of the fact that there are not a lot of androgenic side effects.

Anavar Benefits

Anavar has a number of benefits for the body. Let’s consider them in order of potency!

  • Fat Loss (extremely potent as a fat loss agent, combined with a fat loss lifestyle) 
  • Strength Gain (DHTs are known to increase force production more so than pure Testosterone)
  • Muscle Gain

Anavar Side Effects

Some of the major side effects of Anavar include:

  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Gynecomastia (to some)
  • Acne
  • Liver damage

Test and Anavar Cycle

Stacking anabolics is quite commonplace in the bodybuilding world, however, it comes with a few rules. First off, never use more than one compound for a first cycle! If you react badly, how do you know which one messed you up?

The second thing to consider is that taking multiple drugs mean multiple side effects, meaning if these sides overlap you’re in trouble.

Lastly, more isn’t always better.

So, is Test and Anavar a good cycle? It can be, if you do it right.

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Benefits of Test and Anavar Cycle

  • Testosterone would ensure you have ample estrogen in your body to allow for normal male function and hypertrophy
  • Anavar will allow for some increased fat loss, but will also allow for more strength thanks to its DHT nature
  • While some like to deny it, more drugs usually mean more gains

Drawbacks of a Testosterone and Anavar Cycle

This cycle will mostly be used for cutting. You’ll more often than not you’ll see bodybuilders use this in the last few weeks before a show, or females looking to build muscle. Other side effects of this combination include: 

Hair Loss

Due to Testosterone and Anavar causing DHT levels to rise, you may experience some thinning of the hair on your scalp. How much thinning will depend on your genetics and how sensitive you are to anabolic steroids.

However, after your cycle, your hair is likely to thicken again once your hormones regulate back to normal.

If you’re anxious about losing any hair on Anavar/Testosterone – you can supplement with a DHT-blocking supplement such as Finasteride or Saw Palmetto. These block the conversion of Testosterone into DHT. Or you can use a caffeine shampoo, which has proven to increase the lifespan of hair follicles on your scalp.

Increase in Blood Pressure

Anavar is a mild compound, thus it’s uncommon for users to notice any major side effects (when used in moderate doses for short periods of time).

Testosterone is a compound you have to be more careful when taking, as it can cause an increase in blood pressure. Moreover, just having more body mass (as a result of these drugs) will have a larger impact on Blood Pressure. Here are a few recommendations that may help lower Blood Pressure:

  • Cardio
  • Increasing Water Intake and Reducing Sodium in your diet
  • Losing weight

If you plan on taking Anavar/Testosterone, it’s important to get regular checkups with your doctor so they can monitor your BP. There are also blood pressure kits you can buy online, enabling you to monitor your levels even more frequently.

Cholesterol

Testosterone is a compound you have to be more careful when taking, as it will cause your cholesterol levels to shift in a negative way (LDL levels increasing). Certain supplements can help lower your LDL cholesterol levels, or bring your blood pressure back down to normal.

Here are a few that may help:

  • Omega Fatty Acids
  • Psyllium Husk
  • Citrus Bergamot
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Celery Seed Extract

There are some studies to show that Anavar will bring about a lowering of total Cholesterol levels, however in combination with Testosterone, blood lipids will still be out of range. 

Kidney Damage

As we stated, blood pressure will have quite an impact on your kidneys – they are filters after all. Now, another factor that will also make your kidneys ‘oof’ is the fact that kidneys are mostly digested by the kidneys.

Thus, if you get too heavy, your blood pressure rises too high, your diet gets too poor, your hydration gets whack, or you use too much Anavar, goodbye kidneys.

If your kidneys give up, your entire lifting career is done. If your kidneys give up, you will never be able to eat a lot of protein, nor will you even be able to take Creatine.

Take great care.

Conclusion: Should I take Anavar with Testosterone?

Only you can answer that question my friend. We can only give you the information you might need to know, and here is the just:

  • There isn’t anything inherently wrong with an Anavar and Testosterone cycle, as long as you take care of your kidneys
  • There are stronger cycles out there, so, don’t expect the world
  • This is ‘more’ of a cutting cycle, however, can still be used to gain muscle mass if combined with a lot of food
  • Training, diet, and recovery should always be on point, obviously

Overall, this is a great beginner cycle, but not one for total newbies as we have discussed. Overall, it’s a great cycle.

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Daniel Louwrens BSc PT

Daniel Louwrens BSc PT | Writer

Daniel Louwrens is a well-rounded fitness professional with over 10 years of experience in bodybuilding and fitness. He holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Western Cape and is a certified International Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. He is also a skilled bodybuilder and head coach for Muscle and Brawn. With his knowledge and expertise, he provides personalized training, nutrition, and recovery guidance to help clients reach their fitness goals.

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Andy
2 years ago

Good day, I just want to make sure, in regards to the TRT.
Example:
“Week Eleven: TRT Clomid – 50 mg”
Is that per day (50mg per day)? I’m sorry if it’s a stupid question I’m a beginner and I don’t want to make a mistake.

mike burns
1 year ago

hello, just a FYI. you have misspelled word in your article. ( when)

Adding Anavar to Test Cycle
Whwn you add Anavar to a testosterone cycle, you will experience serious gains in strength, and fat loss.

Giuseppe
1 year ago

Hello guys I am wanting to try my first ever cycle..doing Testo plus anavar… but the only anavar pills I can find are 50mg is that ok to take every day along with the Testo for the first cycle?

Rocky
1 year ago

Hi! I need a serious bulk and same time burn fat what’s the best Steroid!!!
I was thinking about anavar with testosterone !!
8 weeks anavar cycle and 12 weeks testosterone cycle and do TRT week eleven !!!

Rocky
1 year ago

I know dianabol and anadrol is best but it’s too bulk but no cutting !!!

Jim
1 year ago

Lol PCT straight after a long ester test cycle? Ya joking me.. 7-14days before start pct. 48hrs if Anavar ONLY cycle(short half life). Smh, basic science and math bro.
Why not make it simple for new guys?
100mg test e Monday/Thursday-20mg anavar ED. Always have Arimidex on hand incase of emergency. PCT after 7 days- Clomid/Nolvadex + HCG 250iu twice weekly so you remain fertile.

Josh
1 year ago

Jim, could you message me? Id like to pick your brain a little bit as I’m thinking about taking your cycle advice.

Dylan
1 year ago

44 years old,I did my first cycle at 17 years old,i have a 7 year old son,I have done cycles for a year non stop,injecting every other day,non stop,the best cycle I ever did was test e,trenbolone and masteron,I started with dianabol and stopped them four weeks in and at the end of the cycle I added winstol for the last few months,it was probably well over a year and before I added tren I had already brought nandralone decanoate into the mix,I found I could switch from deca to tren with no problems but I couldn’t switch from tren to deca,they are similar but tren is much stronger,masteron and winstol are the best to get ripped with and taken together yield fantastical results,I looked like Harry potter mixed in with a Spanish bull

Fadhel
1 year ago

Hi.
I’m 39 years old on TRT. taking 150mg test E weekly and I’m thinking to add anavar 20mg daily. any side effects on libido? Do i need to add Arimidex ?
please advice?

Chris
1 year ago

Hey @jim could you reach out to my email ? Ragyradwan@aol.com

Chris
1 year ago

Hey @jim could you reach out to my email ? Ragyradwan@aol.com I want to ask a few questions.

Dre
1 year ago

Jim can u email me have a question bro if u are available drizziedre228@gmail.com

Al
1 year ago

Hey I’m looking for advise on Post cycle. This isn’t my first cycle over done maybe 5 cycles over the past 6 or 7 years. But it is my first cycle running Anavar. I’m running 400mg Test weekly it’s a 50/50split enanthate/undecanate. As well as 40mg anavar. I have hcg, armidex and clomid for post but where my question lies is what do you I need for post and when to start. It’s been a few years since my last cycle so it’s not as fresh in my mind and alot of miss information online trying to nail it down. Thank you

Cj
1 year ago

Hi this is my first cycle and have sus250 and Anavar, how many mls of sus do I take and how often per week? How many anavar per day and what times are best ? Thanks 🙏

Buca
1 year ago

So much confusion with everyone’s input on how a cycle of Anavar and Testosterone Enanthate should be taken.. I’m a new b and want to cycle it right.. HELP is needed.

James Swartz
1 year ago

As a first timer thinking about doing a testosterone, Anavar and primo cycle, what doses should I take them at and for how long? And is there a certain test I should choose?

Steve
1 year ago

Hi I’m on TRT replacement looking to add anavar 10mg daily – how long would you recommend taking the anavar for alongside trt for first cycle

Huh
1 year ago

Except…. That’s not true.

Pete
1 year ago

Hi guys I want to do a propinate + anavar cyvle do you guys have a stack guide for including pct

Perry
1 year ago

I m60 years old using 1 ml of test a week if I add 50mg a day of Anavar is that ok. ? Should I also use a liver detox with ? And how long should I use the Anavar? Thanx

Laza
1 month ago

Hi there, I’m new to this so I’m going to start with Test e and anavar 10 mg I was just wondering if you could give me some advice on how to start the test e and anavar 10 Mg on how much I should take how long and what do I need when I finish?

Laza
1 month ago

Yes, I forgot to mention that I’m 46 years old 90 kg And I’ve been weightlifting for three years

Alister
1 month ago

Is a cycle of 3 weeks on/3 weeks off enough time? I usually see 6 on/6 off, but I lose too much in that time off it seems.

Roger Brown
25 days ago

I’ve been reading a number of your articles as of late, and thought you’d be great to ask about a weak cycle of 10 mg anavar split 2x a day, 10 mg Primaviron split 2x day and test 400 blend cut to 100mg week. Would this be a safe cycle, what about gains etc.
Thanks
Roger

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