Stanozolol is usually marketed under the brand name of Winstrol for the oral formulation and Winstrol Depot as the injectable formulation. It is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone with both anabolic and androgenic effects. However, the anabolic effects are much more potent than the androgenic ones. Winstrol is usually used as a performance enhancing steroid as opposed to bulk enhancing. It mostly benefits skilled athletes than physique athletes. For performance enhancement, the steroid is normally used during the cutting off phase, when there is need for fat loss and maintenance of already formed lean body mass. It is rarely used alone but as Winstrol stacks.
Winstrol stacks for performance enhancement include use of Winstrol with testosterone Propionate. The use of Winstrol alone is associated with suppression of the production of endogenous testosterone by the testicles. For this reason, concurrent use of Testosterone Propionate is important so as to replace the levels of testosterone in the body. 25 to 50 milligrams of testosterone are usually sufficient for this use.
The most common use of Winstrol is during the cutting phase of training. During this period, Winstrol is usually stacked with Equipoise and testosterone. Equipoise is the trade name of Boldenone undecylenate, an injectable anabolic steroid that mainatains balance in the physique. It can also be stacked with Trenbolone and human growth hormone which are necessary for muscle bulking and maintaining the lean defined look.
The other way one can stack is with Winstrol, testosterone and Deca Durabolin. This combination does not provide increased muscle gain. Because Winstrol reduces water in the body cells, there is joint dryness experienced with its use. Deca Durabolin alleviates this as it has water retaining properties. The two balance water loss and retention thus alleviating drying of the joints. This is one of the classic ways of stacking Winstrol.
Winstrol stacks can ideally be made from a combination of Winstrol and any other anabolic steroid. However, care has to be taken to avoid overdosage and cause overlapping of the side effects. The use of cycles, on and off cycles, reduces the occurrences and severity of side effects.