Anavar has a well-tolerated nature and that makes it very popular steroid.
As the Oxandrolone hormone does not aromatize, any weight gained due to use will be lean muscle mass.
Water retention is impossible due to the use of this steroid. However, massive gains often associated with steroid bulking cycles should not be expected with this steroid.
Clearly, Anavar is a great all around steroid.
Male bodybuilders will typically use Anavar in doses of 50-100 mg a day for 6-12wks.
Anavar has a relatively short half life of about 8 hours.