I'm sorry to do this, guys. I've searched for an answer on so many forums and haven't found my answer. It's a simple fact, when someone asks about a standalone Anavar cycle people tend to stray from the topic and often forget the original question. I will try to be as specific as possible to avoid this happening yet again.
2 years lifting history.
No history of steroid use.
I will be using it with creatine. (By standalone I meant as the only AAS I will be taking.)
For the record:
My diet and training are in check- I experience regular strength gains through conventional methods, so I'm not going to be using var as a plateu buster. I simply want to lean out while hopefully gaining 5lbs. of lean mass. I don't want to use any androgenic steroids. It is not my goal to gain vast quantities of muscle in as short a time as possible. I would, however, like to get a bit of an "edge".
As I said, my strength increases on a regular basis, which in turn obviously brings some mass, but I just feel that this mass doesn't come as easily as it should. (A member of staff at my gym told me a rule of thumb, that for every 4kg you gain on your bench press you should gain 1kg in body weight. Since then, my bench has gone up almost 10kg but I haven't gained mass worth ****. In hindsight he was probably talking BS. Or maybe his rule doesn't apply to everyone?)
My reasoning is that if I increase my strength at a quicker rate that my body is used to, it will be shocked into growth.
-40mg ED for 8 weeks.
If so, would OTC varieties suffice? (LG's Formadrol etc.? I'm kind of reluctant to spend money on 100 tabs of Novaldex as it is my understanding that only half this amount is required as PCT. If not, please correct me.)
-What should my diet be like on Anavar?
I eat for a clean bulk all year round. My BF never goes up, only my lean mass increases. If I eat more will it improve the strength/mass properties of it or merely dampen the fat loss aspect? (I am aware that this steroid will cause appetite suppression. Trust me, I force feed myself to get those extra calories most of the day as it is anyway.)
I train for mass. 8-12 rep range.
Thank you in advance, guys. I appreciate all the help. I'm sorry for going so in-depth.