It might seem like a silly question to ask, but once you start thinking about it, you start questioning yourself.
See, if Anavar is meant to boost your performance, why would you take it on days when you don’t perform? Or, more likely, you’re looking to save a few bucks by skipping rest days. Should you? Ideally, no, Anavar should be taken every day.
Anavar should be taken every day, even on no-training or rest days, as its half-life is 8 hours and it needs to stay in the body to increase protein synthesis. Ideally, it should be taken away from meals with omega-3 fatty acids for increased bioavailability.
Yes, a big, full-bodied yes. The reason you take Anavar is to allow your body the means to either build muscle at an increased rate or the ability to retain more muscle mass regardless of the fact that you’re dieting well below your caloric maintenance.
Since the half-life of Anavar is only about 8 hours, it becomes pretty ineffective after around 24 hours since your last dose, and the concentration in your body becomes too little.
Seeing as you need some in your body to allow for the increase in muscle protein synthesis, yes, you should take on days that you do not train. Remember, you do not grow while training, you grow while resting.
There is no perfect time of the day to take Anavar, however, as an athlete using Anavar as a PED, there might be a better time to take Anavar. The better time in question would be:
- Away from food, at least 60 minutes from or before your next meal. Food can lower the bioavailability of certain oral Steroids
- Take it with Omega 3 Fatty Acids as this can increase the bioavailability
- Take it at a time of the day when hunger is not important as all oral Steroids will downregulate hunger
- Ideally, take it at the same time daily
Do you need rest days on steroids?
Yes. The notion that steroids make you invulnerable or somehow immune to fatigue is complete nonsense. While on steroids you’ll probably be training harder than ever before, so, your rest days are earned.
That said, your need for deload weeks is significantly down. You have the ability to recover from a lot more than the average lifter, especially your CNS. Thus, your need for a whole week of ‘chilling’ goes down significantly.
Can you take steroids and not work out?
You can, but why would you? While there are plenty of people who have probably done this in the past, one has to think why this would even cross your mind. See, Steroids have some pretty severe side effects, most of which can be aided by exercise:
- Decrease in blood pressure and hematocrit levels
- Decrease in LDL and overall cholesterol
- Improve cardiovascular fitness
- Improve heart health
Not only would you be wasting your money, but you’d also be doing some serious damage to your body for no reason whatsoever.
If you can afford it and it doesn’t cause you severe side effects, yes.