We recently read about this teenaged cheerleader who injected herself with Winstrol Depot because she was told that it would get her the six-pack abdominals that she always cherished.
Five weeks later, her voice had deepened, she had gained a few pounds of muscle and yet, the abdominals were nowhere to be seen.
Oh yes, she also felt suicidal and was put on suicide watch for 24 hours.
That’s a classic case of misinformation about steroids being peddled by unscrupulous dealers and it also shows why anabolics are extremely dangerous.
Personally, we’ve never felt suicidal on Winstrol. But hey, drugs affect people differently.
Any anabolic drug is definitely not to be used by anyone below the age of 25 without at least 5-6 years of serious lifting under their belt. Certainly not by teens.
Coming to the point at hand, Winstrol seems to be the subject of a lot of bro science.
Is it due to the name that makes it sound like a ‘Friendly’ drug?
When you are young and naïve, are you likelier to take something that’s named ‘Winny’ as opposed to something called Deca Durabolin or Trenbolone Acetate, which sounds mean?
Today, we will do some fact checks about Winstrol and also some myth busting along the way.
Strap in and enjoy the read.
#1 – Winstrol is not a fat burner
This rumor probably stems from the fact that Winstrol is used to cosmetically enhance a physique during the last few weeks of a competitive steroid cycle.
So, you have the pros adding Winstrol to the last few weeks of their stack and they swear that it makes them appear more ripped than they ever were.
But, Winstrol is not a fat burner. You have to be absolutely peeled before you take Winstrol for the cosmetic effects of the compound to shine.
In other words, if you are at 10% body fat and are looking to hone that down to say, 8%, Winstrol will get you there. It will cut you up like a diamond and those striations will really pop.
But if you are at 15 to 20% to begin with, you are only risking the side effects. You probably won’t even notice the effects of the drug.
#2 – Winstrol is not a mass builder
You are a casual lifter who’s seriously considering hopping on to anabolic steroids and the biggest guy in the gym tells you that you’ve got to try Winstrol if you are looking to pack on the mass.
Winstrol is not a mass building compound like Dianabol or Testosterone.
Although the anabolic rating of the drug is 320 on paper, which means that it should be three times as anabolic as test, the numbers hardly translate into results.
Sure, the increased protein synthesis and the quick recovery will help you gain lean muscle. But it will only be a tiny bit.
Definitely not worth the side effects that it can cause at any performance enhancement doses.
You can get much better results with just Test. Throw in some Dianabol as a kick starter and you will be ripping out of your seams.
#3 – Winstrol is twice as androgenic as Anavar
We are drawing this comparison because both these compounds have identical effects on the body and they are both oral compounds.
They will dry you up, give you great pumps and vascularity and some strength gains to boot. Like the finishing touch on a physique that is great to begin with.
But Winstrol is twice as androgenic as an identical dose of Var is.
So, you are twice as likely to suffer hair loss, acne, deepening of the voice, enlargement of the clitoris and any other androgenic side effects that it can cause.
#4 – Winstrol is harsh on your liver and on your lipids
It’s a 17C-AA oral steroid. What did you expect?
Having said that, Winstrol is typically considered to be one of the harsher orals on the liver. You can run NAC and Tudca during the cycle to negate some of the stress on the liver.
But you can bet that it’s going to skew your lipid values. Total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, everything is going to go haywire. So if you have bad cholesterol, you should definitely stay away from Winstrol.
Maybe Stenabolic or SR9009 can help negate some of the hyperlipidemia that Winstrol causes.
#5 – There’s no better muscle hardener than Winny
All said and done, if you know how to use the drug, then there’s no better muscle hardener. It’s even better than Masteron.
Run a Test and Dianabol cycle for bulk, throw in some Deca for the joints and towards the end, add Winstrol.
You will look absolutely ripped as the Winny will dry the water weight out.
#6 – The strength gains on Winstrol are dramatic
If you are looking for a compound that could dramatically increase strength without making you look like a silverback gorilla, it’s Winstrol.
The strength gains will be tremendous. It’s going to turn em weights into feathers. By week-3 of the cycle, you will be cruising through your lifts like it were a cakewalk.
If you are a non-professional athlete, then you will be running circles around the competition. Remember Ben Johnson?
#7 – Winstrol Depot gives quicker results than the Oral
Winstrol Depot, the injectable version of the drug that was used by the hapless teenager that we mentioned at the start of the article, is used by athletes who are looking for quicker results.
It gets absorbed sooner, works faster. The caveat is that it sticks around in the body for much longer.
So, if you are a professional, the oral version will be out of your system sooner.
#8 – It can make you aggressive
Winstrol is a DHT-derivative anabolic steroid and DHT derivatives stimulate the central nervous system which results in the infamous roid rage.
You will be more aggressive when you are on Winny. The extent to which this occurs varies from one person to the other though.
Some people like the aggression. Others just fly off the handle far too often.
There you have it.
Do you think that Winny is worth your time, money and your health?
Like we said, it does have rewards. But more often than not, athletes find that there are safer and gentler compounds that can produce equally good results.