Q: “How do I time my use of oral anabolic steroids during the day or week?”
A: For anabolic effect, it’s most efficient for levels to be as sustained as possible across the day, within reason. We could compare, for example, taking Dianabol as 50 mg once per day or as 10 mg five times per day.
On the once-daily dosing, you’d have about a 5 or 6 hour period with blood levels as high or higher than in the multiple-dosing case. But for the rest of the day, levels would be lower, usually far lower. For the last 10 hours or more, they’d be uselessly low.
Now that might work fine if the very high levels of the first few hours multiplied the effect during that period, but that’s not the case. Ongoing 10 mg dosing already about maximizes the effect of Dianabol.
During the earlier part of the day the two dosing plans give about the same activity as with the frequent lower dosing, but for most of the day the once-daily plan gives less activity.
It doesn’t take a full 5 times per day to give a good result. For Dianabol, I think 3x/day is reasonable as a minimum, though personally I prefer 4x or 5x/day.
Oxandrolone (Anavar), oxymetholone (Anadrol), and stanozolol (Winstrol) all have longer half-lives than Dianabol does. As a result, they may be dosed less frequently. For these, 2x/day is a reasonable minimum, though I prefer 3x or 4x/day.
As for which days of the week should receive orals, again sustained levels are the most efficient, where the only purpose is anabolism. Using orals every day is best. However, some like taking orals pre-workout and relying only on injected steroids for the rest of the week. Where the choice of injected anabolic steroids is sufficient and suitable by itself, then this is fine.
But if the steroid stack depends on the orals, then use the orals every day. It’s entirely acceptable though to shift timing of orals to pre-workout and/or post-workout if you wish, or to add orals at those times. When adding orals at these times, total daily dosage should still be kept within typical amounts.
In some cases the purpose of orals is increased training aggression. When used for this, make sure the rest of the steroid stack will work by itself as intended, and then use orals for best effect pre-workout.