Best Cutting Steroids for a Vascular Physique
Anabolic steroids do two things – they either help you add muscle (bulk up) or they cause you to burn fat (cutting.) They often do both at the same time or do one or the other.
It is not uncommon to take anabolic steroids to drop fat only to find that you are gaining muscle rather than dropping fat.
This is because none of the anabolic steroids are going to cause your body to burn fat unless you pair them with the appropriate exercise and diet plans.
So, which are the best cutting steroids for bodybuilding? Let's explore.
1. Winstrol – Winstrol – or Winny as the bodybuilders love to call it – is probably the most popular and most available anabolic steroid for cutting. It is dubbed the “kinder” anabolic steroid because it does not produce the harsh side effects that other anabolic steroids do.
It does have side effects and they are significant should they appear. Winstrol is favored by bodybuilders because it works well to cut fat while not significantly causing the body to drop muscle.
We've talked about the bulking/shedding cycle before and if you don't use it you lose it. That is a problem with many steroids because, in the cutting cycle, exercise is not as strenuous.
If you exercise too much, then you switch from cutting to bulking and that ratio is different for everyone. We also mentioned that you must pair a cutting steroid with an appropriate diet.
This means low, low fat, lower carbs, and lean protein. With this, you must also exercise.
The idea is to cause an energy loss so that your body must substitute available energy for stored fat. When that happens, your body starts to burn fat deposits and you “cut” fat.
Winstrol is very good at helping your body convert stored body fat into energy and that is why this is the preferred anabolic steroid for cutting.
One problem with Winny is that it can make your joints hurt. If you use Winny and your joints hurt, it is difficult to exercise. People who experience “Winny knees” often switch to the number two anabolic steroid, Anavar.
Some of the benefits from Winstrol Include:
- Increase lean muscle mass
- Helps increase strength
- Improves muscle hardness
- Helps improve vascularity
- Increase endurance and stamina
- Reduce water retention
2. Anavar – Often called “Var” by bodybuilders – could rival Winny in results, but it is a bit more difficult to get and it will cost you a lot more.
Like Winny, Anavar helps you drop fat without losing muscle bulk. It also requires that you pair it with an appropriate exercise program and smart diet.
One benefit of using Anavar over Winstrol is that Anavar helps you gain that chiseled and sharp look. The Anavar cycles are also shorter by two weeks, though you must also take a break between cycles too.
Add it all up and the cycle times are about the same with the 4-week cycle plus two weeks off for Anavar compared to the 4-6-week cycle for Winstrol. Like we said, though, Anavar is costly, but if Winny is causing your joints to hurt, this is likely the best alternative for you.
Benefits of Anavar:
- Increase nitrogen retention in the muscles
- Increase red cell blood count
- Enhance cardiovascular endurance
- Burns fat
- Does not aromatize
- Wors better for women than it does men
3. Masteron – drostanolone propionate – is another good anabolic steroid for cutting. Masteron helps provide extra power so that you can work out more while on your cutting cycle.
It is also a steroid that is well-known to not cause water weight (added fluid in the cells.) It is not as popular as Winstrol or Anavar due to the fact that it can enhance catabolism (muscle shrinkage) when the exercise level drops for the cutting cycle.
Benefits of Masteron:
- Significantly helps increase strength
- Helps improve muscle recovery
- Helps eliminate fat
- Not recommended for women due to its virilization effects
Remember that balance that your body wants to find and if you don't use it you lose it – well, that is true with Masteron. The trick is to find the best balance between exercise and diet so that you drop the stored fat without losing muscle mass.
These are the best three cutting steroids for bodybuilding and like everything else in bodybuilding, you must find what works best for your body.
These are all used in stacks and each stack is different. Expect to tweak the stack to fit your needs and your body's reaction to the stack.
Other steroids that can help with cutting include, Tbol (Turinabol) and Trenbolone. The important thing to think about is finding a balance that works for you.
This includes a cutting agent, exercise routine, and diet that all three support cutting fat without adding bulk.