In some cases, bodybuilders and athletes may choose to use Winstrol for a short time without using any other compounds. This can increase the risk of some side effects while decreasing the risk of others. For example, failing to use testosterone alongside your Winstrol may lead to some unwanted side effects associated with low testosterone, such as fatigue or a lowered libido. However, if you choose to forego testosterone, there’s no need to add an AI to your stack, which can make things simpler and save you money. You should be sure to weigh the benefits of using a Winstrol cycle with stacks and the risks of running a Winstrol-only cycle before you make a decision.
Winstrol does not convert into Estrogen and has no Estrogenic activity on its own right, and so the gains expected from Winstrol should be that of lean, hard, quality lean mass muscle gains with no water retention at all (provided other aromatizable anabolic steroids are kept under control with an aromatase inhibitor ). Totally bodyweight and strength gains are not known to be as dramatic as the stronger more aromatizable anabolic steroids such as Dianabol , but gains resulting from Winstrol should always leave a measure of satisfaction in the individual at the end of a cycle, provided nutrition and training are both properly set.