There are also some who complain of joint pain when using Winstrol. As a steroid that does not aromatize there will be no water retention but the “dry feeling” may not be what many think it is. Most who use the steroid will be physique athletes or gym rats during a cutting phase. They will also typically add it into a plan late in the diet once they’re already lean. Typically, when you become very lean, bodybuilding lean, this makes the joints a little uncomfortable. With or without Winstrol this discomfort could potentially exist. As for pro athletes who have nearly every last steroid at their disposal, remember, if Winstrol weren’t effective in competitive sports so many athletes wouldn’t make it a primary and favorite choice. In fact, the combo of Winstrol with low doses of Nandrolone is a very common stack among many athletes, and this stack will greatly eliminate any potential joint discomfort should it exist.
Fifty 2- to 16- yr old pony stallions were randomly assigned to one of five treatments: Group 1, controls (no treatment); Group 2, mg/kg stanozolol weekly for 13 treatments; Group 3, mg/kg stanozolol every 3 wk for 5 treatments; Group 4, mg/kg boldenone undecylenate every 3 wk for 5 treatments; and Group 5, boldenone undecylenate weekly for 13 treatments. Mean plasma testosterone levels for Groups 2, 4, and 5 were elevated over controls (P<) at 2, 8, and 9 wk, respectively. Testosterone levels for ponies in Group 3 did not differ from controls (P>). There were no differences in mean plasma luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels among groups (P>). Daily spermatid production per gram of testicular parenchyma (DSP/gm) in Group 5 was lower than in controls (P<), whereas DSP/gm was not different among groups 1 to 4 (P>). There were no differences among groups (P>) in the percentage of Stage 8 tubules or relative number of Leydig cells. The mean diameter of Leydig cells was less for Group 5 than for controls (P<), but was not different for Groups 1 to 3 (P>).