Every body is unique and individual results may vary. Most athletes use small amounts of Anadrol at the starting stage of a new mass gain cycle or during off-season to ensure an even weight. This is referred to as kick-starting and it usually ensures a slow but even weight gain. This has to be backed up with a cycle that continues with base steroids like Nandrolone or Trenbolone. Anadrol can also be used mid-cycle if you have plateaud out on your weight gain. This is referred to as plateau-busting and it ensures that you continue to gain weight while on the same workout regimen. Anadrol can also be used in cutting cycles at the end of a pre-competition workout regimen. It provides a fuller stage look due to the rapid weight gain and ensures excellent overall shape.
Dianabol is not an extremely androgenic steroid, its androgenicity has been structurally reduced, but androgenic side effects are still possible. Such side effects of Dianabol use include acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. Most men should not have a problem with such effects, response will be the final dictator, but most will remain clear. Although the odds are in your favor, such effects are brought on by Methandrostenolone being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This is the same enzyme responsible for the reduction of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, but the overall conversion here will result in very low amounts of dihydromethandrostenolone. This tells us 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride that are often used to combat androgenic side effects will have very little if any affect on Dianabol.
Despite its reduced androgenicity, Dianabol can promote virilization symptoms in women. Such symptoms include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. It is possible for some women to use this steroid without virilization symptoms with extremely low doses, but the odds are not favorable. Most all women should choose anabolic steroids with less translating androgenic activity to meet their needs.