Winstrol is the brand name of the anabolic androgenic steroid Stanozolol. It is available in both oral and injectable forms. It has more anabolic effects and minimal androgenic effects this is why it can be used by females as well. Winstrol is relatively safer than other anabolic steroids and is perfect for beginners. It however has less potency in muscle gain. Winstrol can be taken in cycles by both men and women. Winstrol cycles are either oral based or injection based.
The usual dosage for the oral based cycle is 40 to 80 milligrams daily for 5 to 6 weeks. People new to steroid use are normally safer taking the lower dosage for a shorter period. For the injectable cycles, Winstrol depot is injected intramuscularly at a dosage of 50 to 100 milligrams per day for the same duration as for oral formulation. Winstrol has a longer half life of 48 hours and therefore the daily dosage can be administered once instead of in divided dosages.
The female Winstrol cycle usually begins with a dosage of 10 milligrams every other day. For the women who can handle a higher dose without virilization, the dosage can be increased or made more frequent. The male Winstrol cycle on the other hand requires 50 milligrams of Winstrol daily for a duration 0f 5 to 8 weeks. The use should not be exceeded beyond 8 weeks as this poses more risk to the liver. In the last few days of the male cycles, some athletes increase the dosage to 100 milligrams daily for 10 days. This provides the hardening needed before a competition.
Winstrol is mostly used during the cutting phase, when the goal is to reduce body fat while maintaining lean body muscle. It is usually stacked with testosterone by those who wish to gain muscle mass. During the cutting phase, it is combined with Trenbolone, diet and exercise for maximum reduction in body fat while maintaining the hard defined look.
Winstrol cycles are not without adverse side effects. However, if the dosages and duration are not exceeded, it is relatively safe for both men and women.