Anadrol is arguably the most powerful bulking steroid in existence.
…Although dianabol might have something to say about that.
There’s no questioning anadrol’s results; you’ll build muscle faster than lightning and the number of the scales will increase each and every morning!
On anadrol, you’ll gain more weight than any other bulking steroid.
This is because anadrol causes a person to gain large amounts of muscle and water. You’ll gain more water on anadrol than other steroids. Some see this as a negative, however this extra fluid retention can help in synthesizing new muscle tissue (the same way creatine does).
It pushes more water inside the muscle cell, increasing strength and endurance. In turn helping you lift more weight in the gym and get more out of your workouts.
From an aesthetic point of view, your muscles will become a lot fuller from such water retention, making you appear bigger on a cycle.
Plus if you look a little smooth or bloated from a-drol, it’s not really a big deal, as many people take it in the offseason.
Aka the time where people are trying to pack on as much mass as possible (whilst wearing clothes)…instead of trying to look like Zac Efron on the beach in a semi-naked Baywatch scene.
Typical Anadrol Results
So you know that by taking anadrol you’re going to gain a huge amount of strength and muscle; but how much will you gain exactly?
From a 4 week cycle, you’re probably looking at 30lbs of weight gain.
From an 8 week cycle, you’re more likely to add 45lbs.
Again, these are just rough estimates based on other people’s experiences and yours might fluctuate slightly from this.
In terms of strength, get ready to smash some insane PR’s. Anadrol is arguably the best steroid on the planet when it comes to strength, so people will probably start looking at you like you’re Ronnie Coleman when they see how many plates you’ve just put on the squat rack…
“Aint nothing but a peanut!”
Generally the longer you run an anadrol cycle, the better gains you’ll experience. Equally, the longer you’re on a-drol the more you’ll be at risk from experiencing side effects, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Liver damage
Some of these symptoms are enough to put some people off anadrol. Whereas others believe anadrol’s side effects are over-exaggerated and have positive experiences when taking the steroid.
Moral of the story: everyone is different.
If you don’t want to chance experiencing any nasty side effects; you can try a milder steroid like testosterone or oral dianabol.
Anadrol Results: Before and After Pictures
A couple of famous bodybuilders who (look like they) have taken anadrol include: Phil Heath and Jay Cutler.
These guys have huge, smooth and sometimes bloated physiques.
Despite this temporary bloat, steroids like anadrol are one of the reasons why legendary bodybuilders are able to pack on such huge mass; helping them become Mr Olympia greats.
How to Maximize Anadrol Gains
As previously mentioned, if you personally tolerate anadrol well, you can increase the length of your cycle up to 8 weeks.
I wouldn’t run anadrol for any longer than this though, as additional gains will be minimal past this point and the potential for side effects will increase greatly.
Another way you can build more muscle whilst using anadrol, is to stack it with other bulking steroids.
Here’s some compounds that work well with anadrol:
- Testosterone sustanon
- Deca Durabolin
Testosterone works well with pretty much any steroid. With a-drol it’ll help you add even more mass, whilst keeping water retention at bay (as test is known for increasing muscle hardness).
Dianabol and anadrol in the same cycle will be ridiculous for muscle gains. You’ll also gain some water retention, but this is only temporary and will diminish post-cycle.
Deca durabolin is a very underrated steroid that will complement anadrol’s effects by helping you add even more muscle. Deca and anadrol taken together will make your muscles look ridiculously full – without causing much water retention or bloating.
Trenbolone can be used with anadrol, which will yield incredible gains; but this should only be considered by very experienced bodybuilders. Aka those have done a lot of cycles and know how their body responds to harsh compounds. Taking tren or/and anadrol as a beginner thus isn’t recommended.
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Llewellyn, William (2011), Anabolics. Jupiter, FL: Molecular Nutrition. pp. 357-367.
O’Connor M.D, Thomas (2018), America on Steroids: A Time to Heal. Cheshire, CT: Metabolic Promotion LLC. pp. 57-77, 103-106.
Dr O'Connor's the author of the book: America on Steroids - A Time to Heal, and has worked with many elite bodybuilders. He's also been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, whilst appearing in the bodybuilding film documentary Generation Iron 3.