Winstrol (Stanozol) is amongst the most popular oral steroids used by fitness buffs who seek the ‘Natty‘, Instagram influencer look, that’s so popular on social media these days.
Even though it ranks right up there with Andarine, Anavar and Dianabol as the compounds that rank newbies consider for oral-only cycles.
A lot of them use Winny for their maiden steroid cycles.
Then, they end up with mediocre results and complete shutdown, feeling like shit. To make things worse, they lose all the gains that they made with the Winny-only cycle, going back to square one.
In fact that’s why it is extremely important to have a strong foundation before you use anabolics.
Also, it is crucial that you know how to use each compound correctly to minimize the risks that come with it and to maximize the results that you can get with it.
Remember this, there are no free rides in Anabolic steroids.
Therefore, this brief guide will show you how to use Winstrol correctly.
What is Stanozolol?
Firstly, Winstrol or Stanozolol or Winny, as it is often called by steroid users, is a DHT-derived anabolic steroid.
Secondly, there are two structural modifications made to the DHT hormone, which completely transforms it and gives it some very unique traits that make Winstrol so appealing to diverse categories of athletes and fitness buffs.
Just like Anavar, Winstrol is also an oral steroid that will be broken down by the liver.
Hence, an injectable version called Winstrol-Depot is also available in UG labs. But it is the oral one that’s more widely available and used.
Effects of Winstrol?
Winstrol’s popularity skyrocketed when Canadian Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for it.
Only, Johnson looked nothing like the big brutes of bodybuilding. He was lean, muscular and ribbed. More importantly, he was strong and fast.
Fast enough to beat the reigning fastest man in the world.
That sums up the appeal of Winstrol for you. It will cause a massive surge in your strength without adding a lot of bulk to your frame.
You will make lean muscle gains for sure. But it will not be sufficient to call it a bulking compound. It also allows your body to recover a lot sooner, both from heavy workout sessions and from injuries.
Some of the major A-list Baseball players who hold Homer records, have tested positive for Winstrol. They don’t usually use it to get jacked. It’s the healing and the strength that they seek.
In bodybuilding, Winstrol shines as a finishing compound that gives users the dry, striated look that they yearn for.
Professional bodybuilders add it to the last couple of weeks leading up to the competition as it flushes out the excessive water gained due to bulking compounds like Deca and Dianabol.
If they are at a low body fat percentage to begin with, it makes them appear even leaner and striated.
Vascularity will increase tremendously as well.
For fitness buffs, Winstrol is the perfect compound to get that ripped, lean physique that’s called the beach body these days.
How to use Winstrol
There are many ways to use Winstrol. There’s only a handful of ways to do it right though.
Using Winstrol Solo
The only people to run a solo cycle of Winstrol will be the ones who’ve never used an anabolic steroid before. They are misled or misinformed about the kind of results that they can get with it. Or they are too scared to pin Testosterone for the duration of the cycle. Will it get you results? Yes, probably a few pounds of muscle and some definition if you eat right and lift a lot. Are these comparable to the results that steroid users normally get? Not by far.
Stanozolol as compound
As shown above, this is where Winstrol is most effective. Firstly, run a testosterone cycle or Test and Deca cycle and add Winstrol to the last 6-weeks of the cycle. Secondly, During the first 8-weeks, you will make some great gains with Testosterone. Altogether you’ll also gain a fair amount of water and glycogen. Hence at the 8-week mark, your strength will begin to plateau. Usually Winstrol will kick it right back up and it will dry you out. Without delay flushing away all that excessive water making you look dry, ribbed and beach-ready.
Compounds work with Winstrol
Actually, The ideal Winstrol stack should be based on your goals from the cycle. It works very well with a wide range of anabolic steroids.
If someone is looking to gain a decent amount of muscle without gaining a lot of water and fat, then Test and Winny is a simple, but very effective stack. Equally you can run 400-500mg/week of Test-E or Test-Cyp for 16-weeks and add Winstrol to the last five to six weeks.
Dosage of Winstrol
Ultimately, The ideal dosage depends on how you react to the compound. From time to time some people have severe side effects with Winstrol.
Hence it is advised that you start with a low dose to gauge your tolerance to the compound.
Finally 25mg/day is a reasonably low dose to begin with. And If you find that you can tolerate it without too many sides, then you can increase this to 50mg/day.
Furthermore Hardcore athletes will use up to 100mg/day for up to 2-weeks. Hence it severely increases the risk of side effects.
Similarly if you are looking to completely avoid water retention, then it is not uncommon to run Winstrol with a very low dose of Test and a slightly higher dose of Trenbolone Acetate. Also Some of the athletes add Equipose to this. But this is an advanced stack that requires years of experience with anabolic steroids.
When not to use Winstrol?
Since a common misconception is that Winstrol is cutting compound. Ultimately No, it’s not.
To put it differently, it is a finishing compound. And, one that can be used for its functional traits (Strength and rapid healing).
Further, If you use it thinking that it’s going to burn a lot of fat and build a lot of muscle, then you are going to end up disappointed.
Ultimately, in a nutshell, do not use Winstrol unless, you are running it with a test base and are already at a low body fat percentage. In case you are more then 20% of body fat and you run Winstrol, then you are only wasting your money. Overall risking the serious side effects. Therefore, you won’t even feel the steroid.