It depends on goals and personal preferences.
Winstrol (generic stanozolol) is a very popular synthetic anabolic androgenic steroid used by athletes, professional and nonprofessional bodybuilders for physique enhancement.
In the bodybuilding world, a cycle defines an on-again/off-again routine when it comes to using substances to accelerate muscle growth, physical performance enhancement, and body composition sculpting.
A cycle can last anywhere from one to two weeks up to two months or more.
For example, a cycle can involve the combination of a number of substances that accelerate and boost benefits and that help to reduce the potential of side effects such as:
Actually, because developing a Winstrol cycle is a matter of personal preference, potential Winstrol users researching online will a huge number of suggestions.
Bodybuilders and athletes have their own preferences as to how they want to build their Winstrol cycle.
Some use a Winstrol-only cycle, which doesn’t necessarily mean that Winstrol is used by itself; it can imply that only one testosterone such as Winstrol is used in that cycle.
Winstrol/stanozolol is extremely anabolic and provides excellent tissue growth potential.
At the same time, it does have some androgenic properties and has the potential to contribute to a number of female type side effects that include but are not limited to:
Men and women may use this steroid for different purposes.
Female bodybuilders typically used Winstrol in a bulking cycle to accelerate increased muscle mass and size, the effects for men are generally more appropriate for cutting cycles.
Winstrol is also popular because it’s relatively low in androgenic properties. Androgens are a type of male hormone. What does a male hormone have to do with estrogenic or female type side effects?
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and estrogen is the primary female sex hormone.
Men produce very small amounts of estrogen to aid in the balance of testosterone hormone levels.
The same applies to females; the female body also produces small amounts of testosterone to act as a sort of counterbalance.
The higher the levels of testosterone in men, the higher the levels of estrogen. That’s where the androgenic effects can get serious when it comes to anabolic androgenic steroid use.
Bodybuilders often incorporate a number of components as those suggested above into their Winstrol cycle to help reduce the potential for the androgenic/estrogenic side effects.
Every person taking anabolic androgenic steroids can have different reactions, both pro and con.
The same applies to other drugs incorporated into a person’s cycle; some substances work better than others, but a number of factors can influence the benefits of such components.
When developing a Winstrol cycle, you’ll find numerous suggestions on the Internet: bodybuilding websites, discussion group forum board threads, even Google images that display a number of charts, guidelines, and cycles submitted by users around the world.
Not all of these are safe. Some dosage recommendations can be extremely high, as can the dangers of mixing certain substances in order to create the “perfect” combination.
A Winstrol cycle might last anywhere from a few weeks to two months or longer. Most average six weeks.
One bodybuilding website recommends Winstrol 50 mg daily for six weeks.
Another suggests 20 mg a day for the first two weeks of the Winstrol cycle, and then to increase dosage to 25 mg a day for the remaining four weeks.
A chart on Google images recommends a nine-week cycle of:
The chart mentions the number of tablets to take every day and when to take them, but does not mention the milligram strength of the tablets. This results in guesswork, which can be dangerous.
Another Winstrol cycle found online lasts 18 weeks and combines (at specified times on a weekly basis):
Dosage recommendations for this cycle can be quite intense for a beginner. The more drugs taken, the increased risk of side effects.
Before developing a Winstrol cycle, know what it does and its potential side effects.
The same applies to testosterones, aromatase inhibitors, anti-estrogens such as Nolvadex and Clomid, and anything else incorporated into the cycle.
Winstrol cycle development can take a bit of time, but it pays to research. Watch for side effects and start at the lowest dosage possible for benefits.