Your pro bodybuilder friend is correct. I was a male 123/132lb powerlifter in the late 80's. Back then Searle Anavar was the only thing I cycled on. I would cycle up to no more than 15mg. This was the standard with us lower weight class nationally ranked lifters. Strength and vascularity incredible. I can't imagine the ugl dosages today don't raise a flag with anyone...I tried several times from different ugl's over the last 15 years and I know each time not var. Strength gains yes but slower. Nothing on vascularity. I would definitely guess dbol each time..
I could go to the lengths of explaining the full chemical breakdown of each, but I am not going to, there’s plenty of that online already. No, I just want to give you my honest experience of using both and what I feel works best. There’s chat all over forums but this could be littered with armchair warriors, trolls, the high and mighty, moral critics…whatever, but I never find them to be the most helpful. If anything it can become downright confusing. I want to try and clear the fog a little based on actual use and real world results.
In either case, both men and women, Anavar can be used for far longer than most oral anabolic steroids due to its low liver toxicity rating and further as it does not appear to taper off in benefit as fast as many other oral anabolic steroids. The majority of Anavar users will supplement for 6-8 weeks but longer durations of 12 weeks are not uncommon, especially during female contest preparation time. Keep in mind, the leaner you are the greater the results will be, meaning, they will be far more pronounced; for this reason most women will choose Anavar during the latter half of their diet to reap the greatest reward.