The following cycle is for a woman who has never used anabolic steroids or performance enhancing drugs. However, this will often be the only style cycle a woman will use as it is all many will need. For the fitness minded women, the below can be used for bulking or cutting; the diet one follows will determine which way it goes. For the woman looking to gain more muscle tissue/mass, this will add the lean tissue she craves without a bulky look she doesn’t desire. If fat loss and shaping up is desired, assuming calorie intake is in a deficit, the following will help preserve her lean tissue when dieting while also hardening her up.
Type of Testosterone
Unlike male cycles, women will not use testosterone. The exception would be in some cases of advanced female steroid use. Testosterone carries a very high rate of virilization, meaning a deepening of the vocal chords, body hair growth and clitoral enlargement. These are side effects most women will not want, and for that reason, testosterone will normally need to be avoided. There are exceptions, there are times for women to use low doses of testosterone, but this is not one of them. Most women will find choosing steroids that carry the lowest virilization activities to be best, which is often steroids with lower androgenic ratings.
Anavar can begin at a lower dose, such as 5mg per day, but very few women will respond poorly to 10mg per day, which also seems to be the sweet spot for most. If at any time virilization symptoms begin to show, discontinue use immediately and they will quickly dissipate. However, if symptoms are present and are ignored, if use continues you may find the negative effects to become permanent. Ignoring such effects won’t normally cause irreversible damage after a 6-8wk run, but is normally associated with a few cycles where such effects are ignored. However, it is possible for ignored negative effects to be permanent in some cases.
B12, no this is not a steroid, but many items we add to our cycles are not steroids. As women are also necessarily a bit more limited to what they can use, we have to find other options. This is not a requirement to this cycle, we are simply providing you with quality options. If B12 is used, it is highly recommended that you choose injectable B12, specifically Methylcobalamin as it is by far the most effective. This will provide a massive boost of energy to your training and greatly improve recovery, which is the most important factor.
HGH: If this is your first cycle it’s unlikely you’ll add HGH but the above outline shows you where to add it should you choose to later on down the line. The cycle itself will be beneficial without it, but the HGH will make it worth ten times as much.
Aromatase Inhibitors (AI’s) are not needed in female cycles. Women, unlike men, are not going to need to worry about the dominating female hormone estrogen as men are. Further, no aromatizing steroids are being introduced into this cycle.
HCG: Women will not need to use HCG while on cycle as is often recommended for men. Men use it in order to keep testicular function alive, which is something of no concern to a woman.
Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is not needed for women as it is for men, as a stimulation of testicular activity is not a concern for women.
IU: International Unit
ED: every day