As a beginner, you may ask yourself what in fact is a steroid cycle. In short, it refers to a period of time in which an individual use anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) for improving physical appearance, whether this is building up muscle mass, increasing strength or burning fat. Each cycle lasts between 4 weeks (in the case of oral steroid cycles) and up to 14 weeks (injectable steroid plus an oral). But there are other factors that influence a cycle length too, such as user experience - beginner, intermediate or advanced user - and goals that are wanted to be reached.
As for bodybuilders, Stanozolol has one interesting peculiarity demanded among them. It consists in the profound ability to lower sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) level resulting in efficiency growing of other steroids in stack with it. In particular, it raises the amount of biologically active free testosterone circulating in the blood. For this reason it is advisable always to use Stanozolol in stack with testosterone. Another one reason for this is as follows: Winstrol may be more prone than other anabolic steroids to increasing tendon brittleness. This happens due to Winstrol`s possibility to dry out the joint fluid, which can lead to joint pain and damages. Also both Stanozolol forms: tablets and injections have been noted to provoke adverse changes in cholesterol levels. Hence, monitoring of the lipid profile of the body (blood works) during cycle is advisable.