Though it is possible, it is very rare for Winstrol to be used in bulking cycles. With reference to the technique displayed, any anabolic steroid may be used as in bulking as in a cutting cycle, but more often Stanozolol is used only in a cutting cycle.
There are quite a few variations of Winstrol cycles a user may choose from. Since Winnie can be taken in a pill form, it is commonly taken by bodybuilders who do not wish to take needles of other steroids, like testosterone, Nandrolone Decanoate, etc. However, most experienced steroid users will recommend that all steroid cycles start with a base steroid of testosterone. Whether it be testosterone propionate, testosterone cypionate, testosterone enanthate, Omnadren, Sustanon 250, or any other form. Ideally, since Winstrol is used in cutting cycles, most users will recommend that Winstrol is stacked with testosterone propionate, or Anavar Oxandrolone. They recommend propionate because like Winni, it offers minimal water retention, which all bodybuilders who are cutting, try to avoid. A common basic steroid cycle with testosterone propionate and Winni would be:
Weeks 1-6: Winstrol 50mg per day + Testosterone propionate 100mg every other day.
Weeks 7-8 (or 10): Testosterone propionate 100mg every other day.
After the cycle is completed, proper post cycle therapy is recommended. Winni is only taken for 6 weeks because, as it is an oral 17AA steroid, it plays a toll on the kidneys and liver. If a user wanted to avoid needles, they could simply take the Winstrol cyle alone, and not include any other steroids. Clenbuterol or Cytomel are other options that could be added for those looking to get lean.
If a user wanted to make their cycle more complicated, they could add a steroid like trenbolone acetate, Masteron, Primobolan, or various other steroids commonly used for cutting. On top of that, the bodybuilder may also choose to run Stanozolol towards the end of the cycle, ie weeks 2-8, so when they come off the testosterone propionate and Winstrol tabs, they are at their ‘peak’.
A more complicated Winstrol cycle, using the previous technique, would look like the following:
Weeks 1-2: Testosterone propionate 100mg every other day.
Weeks 2-8: Testosterone propionate 100mg every other day + Trenbolone acetate 100mg every other day + Winstrol 50mg per day.
This is a very poplar cutting cycle, with what is considered to have relatively low dosages compared to today’s standards. Stanozolol can have some side effects, please check Winstrol side effects page for more detailed information on the side effects of Stanozolol.