Some preliminary protocols for Winstrol dosing have already been laid out in the previous section, but I will now expand a little further on this. It is important to understand what kind of doses would be suitable for different goals and results, why these doses are described as they are, and for different gender types. I will concentrate almost solely on Winstrol here, and avoid getting into doses of any anabolic steroids that would be stacked with it. I have already covered that in the previous section.
First, it must be well understood that Winstrol is not known as a ‘mass builder’. Meaning, you cannot expect the dramatic mass gains and physique changes with Winstrol that you would expect from the heavier duty anabolics such as Dianabol, Anadrol, Trenbolone, etc. although Winstrol does have quite the anabolic rating to Testosterone, it is not generally used as such. One would be able to use it for a mass gaining cycle, but only if they were willing to take the risk of utilizing higher and potentially more dangerous dosages. I think it is also important to keep in mind that the less amount of a given anabolic steroid one can use while maximizing the gains, the better in the long run. This would also minimize the incidence of side effects. Most users, especially beginners, would typically utilize Winstrol at 50mg every other day (total 200mg/week) stacked with Testosterone to maintain normal bodily function. If someone is seeking typical lean mass gains at a moderate level, this dose is generally used. Generally if one wishes for a more dramatic physique changing result, they would stack another anabolic with the two (please see the section above for examples of these scenarios). Should one desire even more lean mass gains from Winstrol, I would recommend the dose be doubled to perhaps 100mg every other day (total 400mg/week) with of course a TRT dosing protocol of Testosterone. In such a case, one would expect more dramatic lean mass gains with minimal water retention. After this point, should someone desire even more from Winstrol, you would have to delve into even higher doses or stack a different anabolic steroid with it. In such a case, I would not recommend getting extreme with Winstrol doses, and at this point I would recommend moving on to a different more suitable anabolic steroid that would assist in your desired gains. Remember that almost every anabolic steroid is limited in what it can do, even at its highest doses. And some anabolic steroids can do far more than others, and are far more versatile than others in what it can do. Unfortunately, Winstrol is very restricted in this regard.
You will seldom see Winstrol doses rise above approximately 400mg/week (especially in combination with any other anabolic steroids) due to the fact that as I mentioned, its versatility is limited. It is limited mostly to lean mass gains and cutting/fat-loss cycles. In a fat loss situation, a dose of 50mg every other day (total 200mg/week) with a TRT dose of Testosterone is sufficient. It may even benefit the user to use even less than that. This is because in a fat loss or cutting cycle, we are primarily concerned with the maintenance of lean muscle mass while in a caloric deficit. It is generally extremely difficult to be able to add muscle mass onto the body in a caloric deficit, and therefore it would benefit the user to realize that we are only using Winstrol (or any anabolic steroid in this case) for its nutrient partitioning effect. What this means is that the use of Winstrolin such a situation results in more of the food you eat to be shuttled towards the muscles for the purpose of building/maintaining muscle mass, rather than be shuttled to fat cells for storage. When this happens, the effect of a caloric deficit is enhanced even more when one can control the body’s ability (through hormone manipulation) to promote almost total fat-loss and zero fat storage for the duration of the cycle he or she is on.
Winstrol is also beneficial in minor doses as I have just mentioned for other types of athletes other than bodybuilders or weight lifters. Many baseball players, Olympic sprinters, and all kinds of other athletes have been attracted to Winstrol for its lean mass benefits, providing almost no bulk that would slow the user down and potentially be a detriment to the user’s performance in whatever sport is in question. Case in point: Ben Johnson was originally tested positive for the use of Winstrol in the Olympics in 1990. In such a sport, a minor dose of Winstrol at 50mg every other day, or even less at 25mg every other day would benefit the user to build up fast-twitch muscle fiber with no water retention or fat gain, resulting in only ever faster speeds. Contrast this with anabolic steroids that are heavy mass builders and water retainers such as Anadrol-50 and Dianabol, and Winstrol becomes the top choice in such a situation.
The Winstrol doses discussed thus far have been mainly concerned with use in male subjects seeking performance and physique enhancement. The truth is that Winstrol is actually a commonly used anabolic steroid among women due to its nature as a more ‘mild’ anabolic steroid than compared to, say, Testosterone, Trenbolone, or Dianabol. However, because females comprise a far smaller group of users, there is not too much data on Winstrol doses for this particular group. We do know that for physique enhancement, doses of (orally) 5-10mg daily seen quite frequently and recommended for no longer than approximately 4-6 weeks. For the injectable format, a very miniscule dose of approximately 15mg every other day (60mg per week) is recommended. However, it is not very common (or recommended) for females to use the injectable preparation due to a lack of control over blood plasma levels of the substance. This is because females require far lower doses than males in order to elicit results, and with such small doses it is very difficult to maintain proper doses and scheduling surrounding them to maintain stable steady blood levels of the substance.