Anadrol Cycles

As one of the most powerful steroids on the market, an Anadrol cycle can be used in a number of stacks to create unbelievable size and strength gains. However, as discussed in our Anadrol stacks page, it is best used alongside an injectable form of testosterone alongside it. With this in mind, below is a look at a few Anadrol cycles. 

Please Note: All information provided is for entertainment purposes only. Anabolic steroids are a controlled substance and use of such drugs is illegal in many countries.

We do not condone or promote the sale or use of anabolic steroids. Below you’ll find some Anadrol test cycle examples.

Anadrol and test works very well together for those who want to make serious gains in muscle and strength.

Anadrol Cycle 1:

  • Anadrol – 50mg every day for 4 weeks
  • Test E – 500mg/week for 12 weeks

Anadrol Cycle 2:

  • Anadrol – 75mg every day for 4 weeks
  • Test Sus – 500mg/week for 10 weeks

Anadrol Cycle 3:

  • Anadrol – 75mg every day for 4 weeks
  • Testosterone Cyp – 500mg once a week for 10 weeks
  • Trenbolone Ace – 75mg every other day for 8 weeks
  • Winstrol – 50mg every day for weeks 9 – 12 (4 weeks)

Anadrol Cycle 4:

  • Anadrol – 50mg every day for 4 weeks
  • Test E – 500mg once a week for 12 weeks
  • Deca – 300mg once a week for 10 weeks

Anadrol Cycle 5:

  • Dianabol – week 1: 25mg week 2: 30mg week 3: 30mg week 4: 30mg
  • Anadrol – week 1: 50mg week 2: 50mg week 3: 50mg week 4: 50mg
  • Test E – 500mg/week for 10 weeks
  • HCG – 500iu twice a week from weeks 4 to 10 (7 weeks)

Anadrol PCT

Any time you use a steroid stack in your Anadrol cycle (or any cycle at all), it’s important for you to use extensive Anadrol PCT to bring your natural testosterone levels back up.

This is to prevent long term side effects, and to make sure you get to keep most of your gains. Two of the most popular drugs to use are SERMs called Nolvadex and Clomid (use one or the other). Examples of post-cycle doses could be:

Week 1: 60mg Nolvadex / 100mg Clomid

Weeks 2-4: 40mg Nolvadex / 50mg Clomid

Precautions when Cycling Anadrol

The Anadrol steroid does convert to estrogen in the body, and this can lead to side effects. It is always best to keep an aromatase inhibitor like Arimidex on hand to prevent the side effects associated with estrogen conversion. These can include things like Gynecomastia, which may be permanent if not addressed. Liver toxicity is also a real concern, so you may want to consider products like Liver Care or milk thistle before and during your Anadrol cycles.

Simple acts, such as drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice, can also reduce your risks. These represent precautions that many bodybuilders take whenever they choose to use Anadrol cycles, or even steroid cycles in general.

Possible Anadrol Side Effects

Like other anabolic steroids, there is always a risk of side effects during Anadrol cycles. Fortunately, it’s possible to mitigate many of these with proper dosing, cycle lengths, and supplements. In the table below, you’ll discover some of the side effects associated with Anadrol and some ways to reduce your risk.

Possible Side EffectMeasures to Take
Liver Toxicity
Use a supplement designed to protect your liver, such as milk thistle, and use the lowest dose of Anadrol that provides results for the shortest timeframe possible.
Acne/Oily Skin
Lowering your dose may help reduce oil and breakouts; over-the-counter products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid will help remove excess oil.
Male Pattern Baldness
Anabolic steroids do not cause male pattern baldness, but they can accelerate it if you have a genetic predisposition. There is no way to mitigate this side effect; those concerned should use a non-estrogenic steroid.
Changes in Breast Tissue
Use an aromatase inhibitor such as letrozole or Arimidex to block aromatization and prevent estrogen conversion which may lead to breast-related symptoms, including gynecomastia.
Restlessness is a common side effect that will often get better on its own with time; over-the-counter products containing diphenhydramine are considered safe and effective sleep aids.
Low Testosterone
Anadrol will prevent your body from making its own testosterone. Supplementing with a maintenance dose of testosterone will help you avoid many side effects associated with dwindling hormone levels.
Gastrointestinal Side Effects
Over-the-counter medications can often relieve these symptoms.

This is not a complete list of Anadrol side effects, but it does represent the side effects that are most common or worrisome. Following the tips will help reduce your risk, and in some cases, it may even negate it.

Who Should Avoid Using Anadrol?

Although Anadrol is considered safe when used according to guidelines by people who are otherwise healthy, it’s important to note that people who have certain health conditions should avoid it. That’s because Anadrol (and many other anabolic steroids) can exacerbate these preexisting conditions, which are listed below.

  • Heart conditions – An Anadrol cycle can cause increases in blood pressure and edema, both of which are dangerous for individuals who have preexisting heart conditions.
  • Liver or kidney problems – Anadrol does have the potential to cause liver damage and interfere with the renal system. While otherwise healthy people can often mitigate this risk with the right supplements, those who have (or have had) liver or kidney problems should steer clear.
  • Problems with cholesterol – Anadrol has been clinically shown to lower your “good” cholesterol, known as HDL cholesterol. When this number is low, your risk of cardiac events skyrockets. If you’ve experienced cholesterol issues, or if you’re currently making lifestyle changes or taking medication to improve your lipid profile, you should not use Anadrol.
  • Diabetes – Many anabolic steroids can interfere with the production and release of insulin, which can be detrimental for those who have diabetes.
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding – Anadrol can cross the placenta and it will also find its way into breastmilk. It should never be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Expected Results from Anadrol Cycles

Anadrol CycleThe results you’ll experience from your Anadrol cycles will vary significantly based on factors like your dose, your workout regimen, your diet, and any other supplements you take.

These may include Protein, creatine, or others. Remember that compounds like Anadrol work best when combined with healthy lifestyle changes that facilitate Muscle Growth, as well.

Many bodybuilders have experienced gains upwards of 30 pounds in just six short weeks, but this is atypical. It’s far more likely you’ll experience gains of roughly 15 to 20 pounds.

Anadrol gains aren’t as difficult to maintain as gains from other products, such as Dianabol, but there are some simple tips you can follow to hold on to your gains after your Anadrol cycles end.

  • Use proper PCT. By far, the best way to maintain your gains after a cycle is with extensive PCT.
  • Use a bridge. In some cases, bodybuilders and athletes “bridge” between cycles, which simply refers to using low-dose AAS consistently, usually in twice-weekly doses.
  • Meet your caloric needs. Once your cycle ends, it’s important that you continue to consume enough calories to maintain your current mass.
  • Continue your workouts. Strength and resistance Training year-round will help you keep your gains, as well.