Aggression may also become very pronounced with this drug. This effect is often desired by users looking to "harness" this in order to increase the intensity of workouts or a competition. Clearly Halotestin is a strong androgen. Although Halotes appears to be more androgenic than testosterone, the anabolic effect of it is slight. This makes it a great strength drug, but of little use for gaining serious muscle mass. The predominant effect seen when taking Halotes is a harder, more dense look to the muscles without a notable size increase. it is therefore very useful for atheletes in weight-restricted sports like wrestling, powerlifting and boxing. The strength gained from each cycle will not be accompanied by a great weight increase, allowing most competitors to stay within a specified weight range.
Halotestin also makes an excellent drug for bodybuilding contest preparation. When the competitor has an acceptably low body fat percentage, the strong androgen level (in absence of excess estrogen) can elicit an extremely hard and defined ("ripped") look to the muscles. The shift in androgen/estrogen ratio additionally seems to bring about a state in which the body may be more inclined to burn off excess fat an prevent new fat storage.