Winstrol - Stanozolol is a very commonly used anabolic steroid for cutting cycles. While many people will attempt to use Dianabol or even Anadrol for cutting cycles, Ive really never heard of anyone using Stanozolol for anything except a cutting cycle. Its a bit of a one-trick-pony in this respect. Let me repeat that: Stanozolol is a cutting drug. Not many people will argue for its use in a bulking cycle. Its certainly not a very effective compound for treating anemia (1) and thus, one could rightly assume that its role in bulking cycles is very limited. One novel use for Winstrol in any cycle (perhaps even bulking) would be to use it at a very limited dose, in order to lower SHBG. (2) One of the properties of Winstrol is its profound ability to lower SHBG much more than other steroids. A dose of .2mg/kg lowered SHBG significantly, which would in turn, raise the amount of free testosterone circulating in the body. As with 99% of steroids, however, its important to note that suppression of your natural hormonal levels will occur (though perhaps not to the extent that it will with many other steroids).(10) As with running virtually any compound, testosterone supplementation (i.e. running test in a cycle containing Winstrol) is warranted to avoid possible sexual dysfunction.
Winstrol & Stanozolol Side Effects
Adding it to a heavy bulking cycle could be problematic, as Stanozolol is a 17aa compound, meaning that its been altered to endure the first pass through your liver without being destroyed. This makes it an orally active compound; so many people choose to take the pills which are available from both legitimate pharmaceutical companies as well as Underground Labs. Unfortunately, since it is 17aa, it is also liver toxic& in fact; Stanozolol has one of the worst hepatoxicity (mg for mg) of any steroid.
This is the reason its addition to a bulking cycle could be problematic; generally a bulking cycle will be very heavy, dosage wise as well as toxicity-wise. It also has undesirable results on Cholesterol, and a mere 6mgs/day of Stanozolol can lower HDL by 33% and raise LDL by 29% (3). Cardiac Hypertrophy, even at lower doses could be a concern with Winstrol as well (4) Thus, many people limit their intake of Stanozolol to precontest or Summer-cutting types of cycles. Its generally accepted that due to the toxicity issues of Stanozolol, its use should be limited to 6 weeks& as with anything though, many people have run it for up to 12 weeks with no problems.
Winstrol & Stanozolol Use Effects
winn50,winstrol,steroids I ran Winstrol for about 3 months (12 weeks) at a dose of 100mgs Every Other Day (along with Test prop at 125mgs, every other day) and I suffered no ill-effects. My joints felt fine, and I can say that the only thing which was undesirable about that cycle was the injection pain. Generally, people report a "dry" and less lubricated feeling in their joints when on this drug (fluid retention is nil with Stanozolol), and also a "dry" overall look as regards contest prep. This could be due to a sort of "reverse-osmotic" effect...of course this is speculation, but people do look "dryer" on Winnie, and some even look dryer in the site they inject (more on this later). There are many conflicting reports on tendon strength and Stanozolol, even in medical journals. Some reports state that it weakens tendons, others that it strengthens them (and some speculation on the internet among many "gurus" is that it strengthens them unevenly, leading to possible injury). For this reason, it may be best for athletes in explosive or high-impact sports to stay away from this drug. It has certainly been shown to be beneficial in some bone ailments induced by glucocorticoid induced stress (5) as well as having collagen producing properties (11), but with all of the anecdotal problems athletes have suffered with their joints while on Stanozolol, I simply can not recommend it with confidence to strength/speed athletes. I can say that personally, it was an effective compound for me and did not cause joint duress, but I can do without the discomfort of the shots, and have found other DHT based compounds to be far more effective (Masteron springs to mind).
As previously stated, this compound is unique, as it is available in both an oral form as well as an injectable form. Both forms contain the exact same compound, but injecting this compound (and yes, you can drink the injectable version, and no you shouldn't) is superior to ingesting it orally in terms of nitrogen retention (6), and thus one would also imagine, for overall anabolism. Injecting it also has the advantage of avoiding the "first pass" through your liver, and thus places your liver under less stress.
Stanozolol (Winstrol) and Women
Stanozolol is also one of the few compounds that women can take safely, as its anabolic:androgenic ratio is quite skewed towards anabolism. Its generally accepted that women can tolerate around 5-10mgs a day of this compound. Men, on the other hand can dose themselves in the .5-1.5mg/kg range. I find 100mgs injected every other Day to be sufficient, but of course, even with the injectable form, every day dosing is optimal. I tend to favor DHT based compounds, and have enjoyed great success with a Winstrol/Masteron/Testosterone cycle, but I suspect that replacing the Masteron in that cycle with Trenbolone would prove more beneficial for most bodybuilders seeking to get ripped.
Although the anabolic ratio of this product is very high as compared to its androgenic actions, not many people report huge weight gains off of Stanozolol. Also, interestingly, it has a relatively weak AR binding ability (7), which is quite unusual for a "cutting" steroid. Many of the effects of this drug, as relates to building muscle, are probably from its very high protein synthesizing ability (6) (8). In addition, since this compound is derived from DHT, it tends to promote a very nice, "quality" look to the users muscles, with little or no water retention. Winstrol does not aromatize at any rate and has even been speculated to have anti-progestenic properties (in at least some cases, where it may "block" that receptor) (9). If one were to run ancillary compounds with Stanozolol, perhaps Tamoxifen would be appropriate for its beneficial effects on blood lipids, but an anti-estrogen (in its classic sense) would be unwarranted; proper post cycle therapy is still needed, though.
Most underground labs produce Winstrol at very reasonable prices, in both an oral as well as injectable form. Unfortunately, production value differs vastly due to the varying size of the Stanozolol powder used to make the injectable version; the finer the powder, the smaller gauge needle it will fit through, and the easier the injection will be. Of course the opposite is also true& In any case, you should be paying under $100 for a 10ml bottle of 100mg/ml concentration, and roughly the same for 100 or so 10mg tablets.
Winstrol Profile (Stanozolol)
Molecular Weight: 344.5392
Molecular Formula: C22H36N2O
Manufacturer: (Originally) Sterling
Effective Dose(men): 50-100mgs/day
Effective Dose (women): 2.5-10mgs/day
Detection Time:3 weeks (oral) to 9 weeks (injectable)
Winstrol (Stanozolol) is one of the more popular anabolic steroids of all time. Well-suited for the dieting athlete or contest bodybuilder during his actual contest prep Winstrol is perhaps best known for its ability to increase athletic performance by way of strength and speed. All-in-all we have a fine anabolic steroid, while it has very little use in a bulking cycle a good Winstrol cycle can do wonders for a physique both visually and physically. Further and important interest, a Winstrol cycle is not only useful to men but it can be very useful to women as well; in-fact, this is one of the few anabolic steroids many women can tolerate quite well when used responsibly.
Winstrol Cycle Injectable or Oral Tablets:
As you are aware Winstrol comes in both an injectable and oral tablet form; the tablet form known simply as Winstrol and the injectable solution as Winstrol Depot. In either case you have the same hormone, Stanozolol and 1mg of either form is simply 1mg of Stanozolol. This is one of the few steroids that is available in both oral tablet and injectable form where both are nearly equally as powerful and effective. For some who plan out their Winstrol cycle they will always choose the Depot form for it is true, the potency is slightly stronger but were talking about a negligible amount. Some bodybuilders have reported harder physiques when the Depot form is injected but this could be a mental factor as there is not enough strong evidence beyond this simple testimony to lend to this being fact. In the end, when planning a Winstrol cycle simply go with the form you get the best deal on and know is 100% assured pure Stanozolol.
Female Winstrol Cycle:
As alluded to above, Stanozolol is one of the few anabolic steroids that can be tolerated fairly well by many women; no, there is no guarantee but if the dose is kept low the odds are in your favor. Some women even at a low dose will experience virilization symptoms and if this occurs simply discontinue use and the problem is solved; its when you ignore the symptoms and let them set in that real problems occur.
Many women, from track and field to bodybuilding and even fitness and figure have planned and completed numerous Winstrol cycles and for many it remains a staple. For the strong majority of women who run Winstrol cycles oral tablets will be used. Stanozolol tablets are generally found in 10mg and 50mg strength with 10mg every other day generally being the optimal female beginning dose. While 10mg every other day is a good starting point some women will find a daily dosing to be needed; assuming they can handle it without virilization. Beyond 10mg per day you really open the door to some possible harsh affects and when any woman plans a Winstrol cycle we cannot advise going above the 10mg mark.
Male Winstrol Cycle:
In most cases a good Winstrol cycle will run for approximately 6-8 weeks at a dosing of 50mg every day. Some will find 50mg every other day to be all they need but as this anabolic steroid has a very short half-life, especially in tablet form daily administration is generally best. 50mg per day appears to be perfect for most any man regardless of his level of experience and we do not recommend going beyond the 8 week mark as this steroid is rather liver toxic. Winstrol is one of the more hepatic anabolic steroids we will ever use but thankfully if used responsibly the liver will return to normal values very quickly after use has been discontinued. The only exception we might make regarding the dose of a Winstrol cycle is for the competitive bodybuilder towards the very end of his contest prep cycle. Many bodybuilders find 100mg per day the last 10-14 days before a show to be very useful in-terms of really hardening them up before they step on stage; however, 14 days is the maximum recommended duration for such a dose due to the toxicity of this steroid.
In order to maximize our anabolic steroid use we must have a plan and part of the plan should revolve around the stacking itself. The individual does not want to arbitrarily throw a bunch of steroids together, that would defeat the purpose and one of the primary purposes is effectiveness as well as efficiency. With that in mind when we supplement with the powerful DHT steroid Stanozolol we need to understand how best to dose it, where to place it in the cycle and what to stack it with; consider this your Winstrol Stacking 101.
Winstrol Stacking for Growth:
Winstrol stacking during your off-season period of growth will generally prove to be useless to most men. As an addition to an off-season cycle it can create a synergetic effect with other steroids, similar to the way Proviron does but it will do very little in-terms of directly promoting growth. There is however an exception and it is with the female steroid user. Off-season Winstrol stacking can be useful to the female athlete as the Stanozolol hormone is often well-tolerated by females and will provide a bit of a bump in tissue promotion. Many females may find a cycle of Winstrol and Primobolan Depot to be useful during their off-season period of growth and if they couple this with human growth hormone then they will really have a worthwhile venture. A solid off-season Winstrol stacking plan for the hardcore female athlete might look something like this:
Week 1-14 HGH 2iu every day
Week 5-8 Primobolan Depot 100mg per week (50mg 2x per wk)
Week 8-12 Winstrol 10mg every day
Winstrol Stacking for Cutting:
Winstrol stacking during the dieting or cutting phase will prove to be far more useful to the dieting athlete; in this instance were referring to competitive bodybuilders and gym rats looking for a well-toned physique of a bodybuilding nature; the gym rat is the most common Winstrol stacking individual. We have broken down two separate Winstrol stacking examples, one of the newbie (first time user) and one for the advanced hardcore:
Newbie Winstrol Stacking:
Week 1-12 Testosterone 500mg per week
Week 1-8 Equipoise 400mg per week
Week 7-12 Winstrol 50mg every day
Hardcore Winstrol Stacking:
Week 1-8 Equipoise 200mg every other day
Week 9-16 Trenbolone 100mg every other day
Week 9-15 Winstrol 50mg every day
Week 1-16 Testosterone 200mg every other day
Week 1-16 HGH 4iu every day
Week 1-16 Arimidex 0.5mg every other day
Winstrol Stacking for Athletic Performance:
For the majority of athletes who supplement with the Stanozolol hormone they are not doing so for a visual affect but rather one that is functional. In this case their cycles will generally be of a milder nature and it is not uncommon for Stanozolol to be the only hormone used; common plans are often 50mg every other day to every day depending on the athlete. However, such use will suppress natural testosterone production to a degree and for this reason many athletes are urged to supplement with some form of exogenous testosterone. As many athletes are worried about testing they may find Testosterone-suspension at a dose of 25mg-50mg every day to suffice along with their Winstrol. Yes, you can still fail a test but the detection time of Testosterone-Suspension and Oral Winstrol tablets is rather short:
Testosterone-Suspension: approximately 3 days
Oral Winstrol: 3 weeks