Likewise an antiestrogen is not necessary when using stanozolol , gynecomastia not being a concern even among sensitive individuals. Since estrogen is also the culprit with water retention, instead of bulk produces a lean, quality look to the physique with no fear of excess subcutaneous fluid retention. This makes stanozolol a favorable steroid to use during cutting cycles , when water and fat retention are a major concern. This steroid is also very popular among athletes in combination strength/speed sports such as Track and Field. In such disciplines one usually does not want to carry around excess water weight, and may therefore find the raw muscle-growth brought about by stanozolol quite favorable over the lower quality mass gains of more estrogenic agents. Stanozolol is often combined with other steroids depending on the desired result. For bulking purposes, a stronger androgen like testosterone, Dianabol or Anadrol is usually added. Here stanozolol will balance out the cycle a bit, and give us good anabolic effect with lower overall estrogenic activity than if taking such steroids without it. The result should be a considerable gain in new muscle mass, with a more comfortable level of water and fat retention. For contest and dieting phases we could alternately combine stanozolol with a non-aromatizing androgen such as Parabolan or Halotestin . Such combinations should help bring about the strongly defined, hard look of muscularity so sought after among bodybuilders.