Winstrol Discussion

If you’re looking to take your training to the very next level, you might be considering the use of an anabolic steroid to either add bulk, cut fat or both.

There’s a great range of different steroids to choose from, all of which have different benefits, but Winstrol is one of the most popular.

Here’s a brief overview of Winstrol and what you can expect from a cycle.


Well established drug

Winstrol was one of the very first anabolic steroids to hit the market, being released in 1959. This means that there’s been plenty of opportunity to study the actions of this drug.

Originally given a license as being safe for use in humans, it was prescribed to treat conditions such as dwarfism, anaemia and osteoporosis. This latter two are of particular interest to the body building community because of the implied effect in increasing circulation and protecting bone strength.

It can currently no longer be purchased as it’s no longer manufactured but the FDA have not removed the license for it to be prescribed.

Winstrol can be found in veterinary circles as it’s used to help improve muscle growth and increase the red blood cell count in animals.

Uses in bodybuilding

WinstrolOne of the most beneficial effects of Winstrol is its ability to help promote weight loss, stripping away surplus fat and water and defining muscles. This is why it’s often used as a very powerful cutting agent and used in cycles for this purpose.

Winstrol will also preserve lean muscle tissue during a cutting cycle helping the individual to keep gains while shedding fat. This quality means it can be a useful component in a bulking stack too as it removed some of the potential for puffiness without impairing the amount of bulk which can be added.

An incidental effect is its ability to strengthen the bones, as well as boost the red blood cell count thus improving the flow of oxygenated blood to the body.

You can find more about the uses and benefits of Winstrol at

Harsh on the body

Although the benefits of Winstrol are without question, it’s one of the harsher anabolic steroids and not easy on the body.

It is available in both an oral and injectable form, both of which have a short half life. For those who carry the  gene for male pattern baldness, hair loss can be a side effect and in these cases it is best avoided. Acne can also be a problem too.

The biggest potential issue by far however is liver toxicity as it is a C17-alpha-alkylated drug. This means that cycles must be short and guidelines strictly adhered to in order to avoid overloading the liver.

Winstrol is a powerful drug

Providing you get your cycles right, you can use Winstrol either on its own or in a stack to great effect. Click here for more info and to check out the free library of other guides to anabolic steroids and bodybuilding drugs.