I don’t believe that the body can grow strong due to tendon/CNS adaptations as you keep asserting. That may work for a few weeks when you begin a new exercise & improve motor skills and structurally adapt, but it will not last long. You will never get strong in the long run if your muscles are not also growing. But I think many people have vastly overestimated the impact on your appearance that gaining muscle actually has. Gaining 5 lbs of fat will make you appear much sloppier, but gaining 5 lbs of lean muscle will not make that much visual difference while wearing clothes
I remember reading old MuscleMag magazines and doing the training the pros supposedly used and then wondered why my results were so much less. Of course I was pretty young then too lol. If someone wants to use steroids that’s their prerogative but one thing that is annoying is the trainers who then hawk the programs the celebrity/pro/whatever used as if their program was the reason for the 50 lb weight increase. And yeah the steroid use in college is bad. But even worse I remember kids on my high school football and wrestling teams who used steroids and had no idea what they were doing. Sure they got pretty big but they had no concept of how it could screw them up in the long term.
Winstrol will also drastically reduce HDL cholesterol levels and increase LDL levels which will bump up your blood pressure. Testosterone levels won't shut down completely from taking winny, but some bodybuilder like to combine it with testosterone because your natty production of test will be low after your cycle. To prevent yourself from experiencing low T, it'd be ideal to run testosterone as your coming off winstrol to keep this muscle-building hormone high. This will also help cement your gains, helping you hang on to the muscle you've gained on winny.