Anavar and Winstrol are well known steroids among bodybuilders and athletes. The mode of action of these steroids differ but the basic result is similar. Both the steroids help the athletes maintain their stamina during the cutting cycles when they burn calories and fat. Many athletes also try a Anavar-Winstrol combo in a cutting cycle for extra benefits.
Features of Anavar
- Anavar is an oral anabolic steroid that is safe for both men and women. The chemical name of Anavar is Oxandrolone. This drug is widely used by bodybuilders all over the world.
- Anavar increases nitrogen retention in muscles and inhibits glucocorticoid hormones. The drug is very useful in the cutting cycle when the athlete needs to lose calories and fat without muscle loss. It also promotes muscle growth and enhances strength significantly.
- Anavar is also used to treat a plethora of medical conditions such as osteoporosis, chronic infections, HIV related conditions and physical trauma. It is also used to gain weight after a major surgery.
- Anavar does not develop secondary male characteristics in women called virilization. This has earned it the sobriquet “Girl steroid”.
- Males can consume 20mg-100mg of Anavar every day while the dosage for females is 2.5mg-20mg a day.
Features of Winstrol
Winstrol is a synthetic anabolic steroid which is used to lose body weight and fat during the cutting cycles. The drug is hugely popular among professional bodybuilders and physique based athletes.
Winstrol increases nitrogen retention and promotes the synthesis of proteins. It also enhances the strength of ligament and tendons. The drug causes a significant dip in the level of Sex-Hormone-Binding-Globulin which causes an increase in the level of free testosterone in the body. This has a synergistic effect on the strength of other anabolic steroids which are also being used at the same time. Some studies have concluded that Winstrol causes a 50% reduction in SHBG within a few days at even low doses. Females can follow the dose regimen of 5mg-15mg per day while for males it is 25mg-100mg per day.
Athletes who want to avail the benefit of a synergistic effect between the two steroids or save some money per dose, resort to using Anavar-Winstrol combo during a cutting cycle. This is called stacking of anabolic steroids.
Both Anavar and Winstrol are available in tablet forms. For stacking, one needs to use a dosage for each steroid which is less than the average dose for that drug. It has been recommended to use 50mg of each drug per day for six weeks but not more than this number. In case one is not being able to tolerate this dosage, Winstrol can be reduced to 25mg per day while keeping Anavar at 50mg per day. Bodybuilders often add Winstrol to Anavar cycles because the latter is more expensive than the former. While stacking, adequate precautions must be taken to prevent liver damage since both the steroids are hepatotoxic.
Anavar is good for increasing strength while in terms of adding lean muscle mass, Winstrol scores more than Anavar.