As an example, should you choose to run a cycle that includes both Dianabol and Anavar, you will need to be extremely careful when it comes to overlapping them. The two are both hepatotoxic, which means they will cause liver damage. You will need to consider this carefully when it comes to choosing cycle lengths. If you take Dianabol for four weeks at the beginning of your cycle, then make the switch to Anavar, you should limit your Anavar use to four weeks, as well. This reduces your entire cycle time to eight weeks, which helps to alleviate some of the risk of liver damage.
The efficiency of human muscle has been measured (in the context of rowing and cycling ) at 18% to 26%. The efficiency is defined as the ratio of mechanical work output to the total metabolic cost, as can be calculated from oxygen consumption. This low efficiency is the result of about 40% efficiency of generating ATP from food energy , losses in converting energy from ATP into mechanical work inside the muscle, and mechanical losses inside the body. The latter two losses are dependent on the type of exercise and the type of muscle fibers being used (fast-twitch or slow-twitch). For an overall efficiency of 20 percent, one watt of mechanical power is equivalent to kcal per hour. For example, one manufacturer of rowing equipment calibrates its rowing ergometer to count burned calories as equal to four times the actual mechanical work, plus 300 kcal per hour,  this amounts to about 20 percent efficiency at 250 watts of mechanical output. The mechanical energy output of a cyclic contraction can depend upon many factors, including activation timing, muscle strain trajectory, and rates of force rise & decay. These can be synthesized experimentally using work loop analysis .