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.
For the female athlete we can make an exception as this can be a fairly decent bulking agent; as you recall women are more sensitive to the hormone. No, it will more than likely not put on piles of lean tissue but it can with enough calories present in the diet bring about a nice lean tissue gain. Further, as water weight is of no concern with this steroid every last pound of tissue gained will be that of 100% pure lean muscle mass. As was with cutting Anavar dosages 10mg per day will be the place to start; if the woman really wants to put on some size 20mg may prove to be fine here but she needs to have a good understanding of how her body reacts first before attempting such a dose. Further, as Anavar dosages are so low for most women, while the hormone isnt cheap, because they need so little it proves to be much more efficient on a price to benefit ratio.