*Do Not Buy Winstrol Until You Read This 2019 Review
At the risk of sounding blasphemous, we now live in the era of mass monsters with disproportionate physiques.
The golden age of bodybuilding which was dominated by the perfect ‘symmetrical’ bodies has waned.
And time and again, we find ourselves revisiting that era to try and decode the ‘recipe’ behind those bodies.
Was it the workout routines they followed? Was it the diet or were it the anabolics?
If we were to talk about Anabolics, which undoubtedly were a large part of the bodybuilding game back then, then one can’t help but think about oral steroids like Dianabol and Winstrol.
Be it the famed shot in ‘Pumping Iron’ where Arnie pops those pills before grunting away and lifting a mammoth dumbbell, or the Ben Johnson scandal that finally bought down the curtains on the Anabolic steroid industry in America, oral steroids have always been the 70s and the 80s nectar.
Could it be that with the onus of faster, stronger and riskier steroids like Trenbolone, we are failing to appreciate the milder, but equally good orals? Like Winstrol, for example?
Today we will talk about Winny, one of our personal favorite anabolic steroids of all times.
Winstrol is the most popular brand name for Stanozolol, a hormone derived from DHT by making two alterations to the hormonal structure.
The 3-Keto group in the A-ring is replaced by a Pyrazol group.
The second modification of course, is the more common one at the 17th carbon position where a methyl group is added.
These modifications convert DHT into Stanozolol, an oral steroid with an anabolic to androgenic ratio of 320:30.
That sounds very desirable to any athlete or bodybuilder looking at performance enhancement.
But it’s not just Stanozolol’s anabolic rating that makes it a favorite. It is the action of the steroid on the body, which is unlike anything else.
Stanozolol has been marketed under various names with the most popular one of them all being Winstrol.
That’s the brand name that has been largely synonymous with the drug.
Some of the other names are Stanazol, Stanabolic, Sungate, Neurabol and Winstrol Depot for the injectable version.
Main Uses of Winstrol
Winstrol’s ongoing appeal at a time when more potent steroid concoctions are readily available, says a lot about its effectiveness in a performance enhancement setting.
There are a lot of purported uses of Winny. But here are the reasons that its mostly used for.
Strength without mass:
One of the most infamous instances that involves Winstrol is the Ben Johnson scandal. And that sums up the most beneficial effect of the compound. It can give you explosive strength that translates into power and speed for an athlete. And it can do it without turning you into a mass mountain. Most people around you wouldn’t even realize that you are on a PED. All that they will notice is enhanced vascularity and muscle hardness, which can be achieved with diet and exercise, cant it?
The Ripped physique:
Winstrol is often added to the last stages of a steroid cycle as it can dry the body, giving it the competition readiness that bodybuilders seek. In fact, even to this day, there are many who prefer using Winstrol over other drugs like Clenbuterol for this purpose. You will look more vascular and defined.
Lean muscle mass:
Despite being considered a mild steroid, Stanozolol ticks all the boxes that one looks for in a mass building compound. It increases nitrogen retention, boosts IGF-1, suppresses cortisol and increases RBC. However, it doesn’t retain water. The gains that you make, will be hard and dry.
Stanozolol is a fairly well-tolerated anabolic drug and most users should find it easy to adjust to, without the risk of too many permanent side effects.
Having said that, it is imperative that you be aware of what to expect and how to negate some of the sides.
- Cholesterol: Stanozolol is most severe on your cholesterol and will quickly decrease HDL while increasing LDL. You must maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to combat the cholesterol-related sides.
- Hepatotoxicity: The drug can be severe on your liver and you must avoid alcohol at all costs while you are on cycle. Liver protection is an absolute necessity. Add milk thistle and Ostazol (M1-MK) to your stack.
- Low Testosterone: Stanozolol will suppress you by almost 75%. It won’t shut you down probably, but that degree of suppression is enough to make you feel like a lactating woman. This means that we would never recommend a cycle without using exogenous testosterone supplementation.
Most users would be happy to know that Winstrol doesn’t aromatize and hence, the possibility of estrogenic side effects are slim.
Androgenic side effects though, are a possibility especially if you are genetically prone to it.
Winstrol Dosage and Stacks
For men: 25mg per day for 6-8 weeks is a low, but very beneficial dose for beginners. It should give you a good idea of your tolerance to the drug. You can increase this to 50mg/day as well if you don’t experience too many side effects during your trial run. Never extend 50mg unless you are a competitive bodybuilder.
For Women: 5mg per day for 6-8 weeks gives you some nice gains without the risk of virilization. You can increase this to 10mg if you are a seasoned user.
The simplest and most effective steroid stack that uses Winstrol is:
- Test E or Cyp for 12 weeks at 500mg/week
- Stanozolol at 50mg/ day from week 6-12
Another stack that is gaining popularity involves Testosterone, Winstrol and Deca Durabolin. Deca will ease out the ‘creaky joints’ that Winstrol causes in some users.
Winstrol vs. Masteron
Too close a battle to have any conclusive answer really. It’s more subjective than anything else. If you love Winny, you will probably find Mast too weak. But if Winny gives you the jeebees, Mast is a great alternative. Both will chisel your body. Both are most effective when you are at around 10% body fat or less.
This comparison is drawn often by females who are looking for steroids that don’t cause extreme virilization. Anavar any day as it is milder and is less likely to turn you into a man. Winstrol if you are looking for drier gains and better results.