“From my point of View the drug is useless in every respect. There are no appreciable side effects in conventional doses of Winstrol. In any dose there is no appreciable gain in size nor strength. It is of no more use with women or men. I don’t even think it’s effect as a placebo is effective, a pink aspirin might be a better choice for a placebo drug.” (The Practical Use of Anabolic Steroids with Athletes by Dr. Robert Kerr.)
‘’I do not find Winny V injection to be an effective steroid. No matter how it’s used.”
“Underground Steroid Handbook 2 by Daniel Duchaine.”
“In Germany there are places where this medication is considered as poisonous as a rat poison.” (Anabolic Handbook by Michael Hagenbruch.) “
“Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid. Since 1984 in high-performance sports have seen increased use. Until 1984 they regarded Stanozolol as infected by several underground publications.”
“Hormonelle Regulation und Psychophysische Belastung im Leistungssport by R. Hacker and H.De Marees.”
These statements are in clear contrast to the well-spread use of Winstrol in several sports disciplines. Winstrol is one of the favorite steroids as confirmed by many positive doping cases. Stanozolol, for example, was one of the substances which enabled Ben Johnson to achieve his magic sprints. It also gave this exceptional athlete a distinctly visible gain in hard and defined quality muscles. Possibly making quite a few bodybuilders envious. During the first doping tested professional bodybuilding championships, the Arnold’s Classic 1990, the winner, Shawn Ray, and the enormously massive Canadian pro, Nimrod King, tested positive on Winstrol (stanozolol), (FLEX, July 1990).
Athletes using Winstrol
The Track and Field World Championships 1993 in Stuttgart also brought two positive stanozolol cases to light. To make a long story short: Winstrol is a very effective steroid when used correctly. It is important to distinguish between the two different administration methods of stanozolol. Injectable Winstrol Depot is distinctly more effective than the oral Winstrol. Most athletes prefer depot.
What is special about the injectable Winstrol Depot? It’s because the substance is uncommon. Most other steroids are oil-based.Winstrol is water-based. Although almost every steroid-experienced bodybuilder knows this difference, the practical application of this knowledge rarely occurs. The injection intervals of Winstrol Depot must be shorter than with the other common steroids. This means that Winstrol Depot (50mg/ml) should be injected more frequently than the oil-based steroids (e.g. Primobolan, Deca, Sustanon 250, etc.).
The reason for this is the relative short half-life of this steroid. Users should inject water-based steroids at least every second day. Observation shows best results at a daily injection of 50mg. The substance stanozolol is a precursor to the dihydrotestosterone. It prevents Winstrol Depot from aromatizing into estrogens with water retention occurring only rarely. Based on these characteristics, it clearly defines the main application of Winstrol in bodybuilding: preparation for a competition. Together with a calorie-reduced diet rich in protein Winstrol Depot gives the muscles a continuously harder appearance.
During dieting, Winstrol Depot is combined with other steroids. Based on its low androgenic component, it does not reliably protect the athlete from losing muscle tissue. The missing, pronounced, androgenic effect is balanced by a combined intake with Tren. The combination of Winstrol Depot 50 mg/day and Finaject 30 mg/day, until a few years ago, was THE competition stack.
Depending on the athlete’s performance level, the athlete usually takes 50 mg Winstrol Depot every 1-2 days and Parabolan 100 mg/every 1-2 day. Scientific proof does not show any combined action between Winstrol Depot and Parabolan. Based on several practical examples, a synergetic effect seems likely. Other steroids which athletes successfully combine with Winstrol Depot during the preparation for a competition include Masteron, Equipoise, Halotestin, Oxandrolone, Testosterone propionate, Primobolan, and HGH.
Winstrol use is suitable during competition preparation, but also during the bulking phase. Since it does not cause water retention rapid weight gains with Winstrol Depot are rare. However, a solid muscle gain and an over-proportionally strong strength increase occurs. Usually remaining after use. Bodybuilders who want to build up strength and mass often combine Winstrol Depot with Dianabol, Anadrol 50, Testosterone, or Deca. A stack of 100mg Anadrol 50/day, 50mg Winstrol Depot/day, and 400/mg Deca/week the user slowly gets into the dosage range of ambitious competing athletes.
Older athletes and steroid novices can achieve good progress with either Winstrol Depot/Deca, or Winstrol Depot/Primobolan Depot. This is quite a harmless stack which normally does not lead to noticeable side effects. This leaves steroid novices with enough room for the “harder” stuff which they do not yet need in this phase. Winstrol Depot is mainly an anabolic steroid with a moderate, androgenic effect. It can especially manifest itself in women using doses 50 mg/week and in men using higher quantities.
Female athletes begin experiencing problems with quantities of 50mg injected twice a week. The effect of Winstrol Depot decreases considerably after a few days and thus an injection at least twice weekly is used. However, an undesired accumulation of androgens in the female organism can occur, resulting in masculinization symptoms. Some deep female voices originated with the intake of Winstrol Depot. A dose of 50 mg Winstrol Depot every second day in ambitious female athletes is the rule. Rather than the exception.
Other non-androgenic side effects can occur in men and in women. Manifesting themselves in headaches, cramps, changes in the HDL and LDL values, and in rare cases, in high blood pressure. Injected Winstrol has little chance of causing liver damage. However, in large doses an elevation in the liver values is possible. The injections are more painful than oily solutions. This is because it’s water base.
When injected daily Winstrol Depot can become a very expensive compound. It also has the disadvantage that, because of the frequent injections, the already mentioned scar tissue will develop in the gluteal region (buttocks) which leads many athletes to inject Winstrol in their shoulders, arms, legs or even calves.