by Craig Titus
Question: Could you please give a detailed report on a specific steroid and your professional experience using it?
The last Anabolic Androgenic Steroid (AAS) I discussed was Oxymetholone, more commonly known in the bodybuilding world as Anadrol 50. This time I’ll give a detailed report on the AAS Stanozolol, better known under its trade name Winstrol. This is the second anabolic steroid introduced to me early on in my career back in 1988. In fact, I was introduced to injectable Winstrol V about 8 weeks before stepping on stage in my very first bodybuilding competition…
The 1988 Huston Bodybuilding Championships. I can remember training at Bally’s President & First lady in Huston Texas when a novice bodybuilder approached me letting me know Winstrol V was available at a good price. Keep in mind I was preparing for my first show very much eager to implement any steroid I could find. As a totally green novice bodybuilder and having already experienced the effects of using Anadrol 50, I was more than ready to ensure myself a good placing by using one of the most recognized steroids offered to me. From what I understood back in 1988, Winstrol was an AAS typically used for contest preparation primarily for is ability to promote muscle growth while speeding up the reduction of fat without water retention. I’d already been training and contest dieting the approximate four weeks when I began using 50mg. Injectible Winstrol utilizing only one 50mg. injectable a week. The first noticeable enhancement was that my skin dramatically thinned and took on the appearance of being very dry and grainy. My strength increased slightly as did my appetite while using a high protein low carb diet. There were drastic changes with my physique in that I became significantly leaner without losing strength. Over all muscle mass seemed to stay the same while my separation and condition drastically changed for the better at a startling rate. I was pleased to say the least. Shortly after winning the over-all title, I noticed a lump underneath my right arm pit that became increasingly sore to the touch. I assumed it was a swollen lymph node resulting from introducing a foreign substance into my system. Despite the swollen lymph gland and its implications, I was not detoured in my contest preparation or the continued use of Winstrol during my career. Fortunately the enlarged lymph node returned to normal following my first show and Winstrol became a typical steroid ultimately used during contest prep cycle throughout my career. It is my professional experience that I feel both oral and injectable Winstrol is an essential and vital anabolic steroid to be applied during contest prep cycle f or both male and female athletes. That being said, let me tell you more about the compound. Stanozolol is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone but has been slightly altered to its anabolic properties far out way its androgenic occurrences. However, there is still a possibility you’ll experience androgenic side effects despite the fact stanozolol is extremely low in its androgenic properties. Men can still suffer from acne, oily skin and increased male pattern baldness. Women can suffer from an enlarged clitoris, deepening of the voice, facial hair and irregular menstrual cycles, all of which are associated with using much higher dosages. The female athletes I’ve coached have had much success without any undesired side effects using no more then 70-100mg a week. I’ve never experienced any of the fore mentioned side effects using Winstrol, despite the fact I would typically use 100 mg every other day. Winstrol is an excellent steroid in several aspects. Not only is it highly anabolic and posses low androgenic properties, but it also is not estrogenic. Anti estrogen agents such as Arimider, Clomid ect. Are not required with Stanozolol eliminating the possibility of gynecomasti. Keep in mind water retention can be caused by high estrogen levels. Being that Stanzolol is not estrogenic, the drug produces a ripped, graining and extraordinarily conditioned physique. The advantages if using this steroid is certainly not limited to bodybuilders, fitness, figure or physique athletes’. I’ve consulted many professional athletes in other sports arenas such as baseball, football, MMA, motocross, track & field and even tennis. Using Winstrol to enhance athletic ability in other sports is much desired because it can be used discreetly. Unlike bodybuilding, a baseball player for example can utilize Winstrol without visible distinctions. Keeping his use a secret simultaneously greatly enhancing his performance. A track athlete uses 50 mg of Winstrol three days a week and he or she has little or no concerns of water retention or other negative side effects. A suggested application of Stanozolol for a female physique athlete is one 10 mg tablet daily or one 50 mg injection once a week for no longer than 6 weeks. The suggested dosage in male bodybuilders significantly increases due to men having naturally occurring testosterone. A suggested use of Stanozolol for men is a 100 mg injection every other day for the last 8 weeks leading up to a competition. Winstrol is manufactured and available in both human and veterinarian uses in several countries, but is currently unavailable in the US.
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Craig Michael Titus was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on Jan 14, 1967. The eldest of Michael and Sandra Titus’ three children. In high school, Craig wrestled for his school team at 132lbs. After graduation, decided to put on some muscle via weight training. When Craig graduated from high school he was 5’6″ and 140lbs. By the age of 21, he was 5’9″ and 185lbs. Once he started weight training and seeing results, he was hooked. Craig’s first bodybuilding show was the 1988 Houston Bodybuilding Championships in which he won the Men’s Open middleweight class and the overall title.
2002 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2002 Night of Champions XIV – 5th
2002 Southwest Pro – 7th
2001 British Grand Prix – 9th
2001 Mr. Olympia – 12th
2001 Arnold Classic – 6th
2001 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX – 2nd
2001 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL – 5th
2000 Toronto Pro – 1st
2000 Arnold Classic – 10th
2000 Night of Champions – 11th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational – 8th
1996 NPC USA Championships — 1st Heavyweight and Overall
1995 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC National Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1993 NPC USA Championships — 4th Heavyweight
1991 NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden — Overall
1990 NPC Tournament of Champions — 3rd Heavyweight
1990 NPC Western Cup — Overall
1989 NPC Houston Bodybuilding Championships — Overall