37 Secrets of a Clenbuterol Cycle - And how to get Fast Results
Clenbuterol, also known as clen or buterol, is an asthma drug that's highly coveted by bodybuilders for its amazing ability to burn fat while maintaining muscle mass. And you don't have to be Mr. Olympia to realize why this is huge to anybody in pre-contest preparation or who’s on a clenbuterol cycle looking for a ripped body. Given the intriguing fat-burning properties of clenbuterol, let's discuss 37 secrets that you should strongly consider before beginning a clen cycle.
1. What is clenbuterol?
As alluded to in the introduction, clenbuterol is an asthma drug used to treat breathing disorders. Specifically, Wikipedia describes clen as a decongestant and bronchodilator that can make breathing easier. But this only scratches the surface because this drug also has some incredible fat-burning and muscle-building properties (more on this later).
2. What is a typical clenbuterol dosage?
There's no set clen dosage because this varies based on your experience with the drug, gender and specific goal. Take a look below at the following examples for how to approach clenbuterol dosage:
Beginning clen-using bodybuilder - 20mcg per day, then gradually increase to between 60mcg and 80mcg per day.
Experienced clen-using bodybuilder - 60mcg-140mcg per day; your clen dosage should NEVER exceed 200mcg.
Woman on cutting clenbuterol cycle - 10mcg-40mcg.
As with any drug that you put into your body, it's best to research the specific dosage you'll need based on your experience and type of clenbuterol cycle that you're doing. Furthermore, it's really important to consider the potential clenbuterol side effects before using it.
3. What does a clenbuterol cycle look like?
Speaking of cycling, this is just like dosing where it's dependent on goals, gender and experience. Furthermore, you can find hundreds of different clen cycle variations, and this is again an area where independent research is your best friend. But just to give an example, here are two cycles from the EliteFitness.com forums, and you're encouraged to check out the threads to see the feedback on them:
Cycle 1: Just Clen and T3
Ancillaries: Creatine, Magnesium
PCT: Not Specified
Goals: Weight Loss, Preserving Muscle
Click to view the full thread on the forums
(taper to 40mcg)
(taper to 40mcg)
Cycle 2: Clen stacked with Anabolics
Ancillaries: Arimidex, Liv 52
PCT: Planned, but not specified
Goals: Sheer Hardness and Vascularity
|Week||Testosterone P||Winstrol||Clenbuterol||Cytomel (T3)||HgH|
|1||100mg EOD||25mg ED||2 UI ED|
|2||100mg EOD||25mg ED||2 UI ED|
|3||100mg EOD||25mg ED||80mcg (max)||2 UI ED|
|4||100mg EOD||25mg ED||80 mcg (max)||50 mcg||2 UI ED|
|5||100mg EOD||50mg ED||50 mcg||2 UI ED|
|6||100mg EOD||50mg ED||120 mcg (max)||50 mcg||2 UI ED|
|7||100mg EOD||50mg ED||120 mcg (max)||50 mcg||2 UI ED|
|8||100mg EOD||50mg ED||120 mcg (max)||50 mcg||2 UI ED|
4. Where can you find clenbuterol for sale?
The question of where to buy clen is complicated by the fact that clenbuterol is not legal in the United States; you can read about the legal situation regarding buterol on this U.S. Department of Justice page. Despite the U.S. government's outlook on this drug, many bodybuilders still find clenbuterol for sale on various websites. This enables people to buy clenbuterol without even having a prescription. However, the one catch if you buy clenbuterol online is that you have to be careful not to get burned by bad product or caught by the feds!
5. What countries can you legally buy clenbuterol in?
Not every country is so draconian on their outlook on clenbuterol. People can buy this drug in the European countries of Bulgaria and Russia as well as China. But regardless of where one is from, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and major sports leagues have banned athletes from taking clen.
6. What exactly does clenbuterol do to bodybuilders and athletes?
Given that clen is banned by the IOC, it's certainly worth covering how this drug provides a competitive advantage. Often compared to ephedrine, clenbuterol stimulates beta-2 receptors by performing as a beta-2 agonist, meaning your body prefers to burn fat over muscle. Other important clenbuterol results include increased aerobic capacity, improved oxygen transportation and more muscle mass.
7. What are some clenbuterol side effects?
As with most great things, there are downsides to running a clen cycle. Like SuperSkinnyMe.com points out, some of the clenbuterol side effects include high blood pressure, increased heart rate, headaches, anxiety, overheating, dry mouth, sweating and insomnia. These side effects can be rather harsh so don't go into clen usage lightly.
8. How do I avoid or minimize these side effects
Clen side effects will differ from person to person, but the sides hit some people really hard and it's definitely best to have support on a clenbuterol cycle. Specifically, take 3mg-5mg of taurine daily during a clen cycle because taurine levels get depleted in the liver, thus preventing the conversion of T4 to T3 in the liver. Also take magnesium and potassium, and drink plenty of water on cycle to stave off muscle cramps and keep yourself from overheating. Finally, make sure that your clenbuterol dosage matches your experience level with the drug.
9. Is post-cycle therapy necessary after a clen cycle?
The nice thing about this is that you don't have to do post-cycle therapy after running a clen cycle. However, if you stack other drugs along with it, do your research on each drug and what on-cycle support and (possible) PCT are needed.
10. Is clenbuterol a steroid?
No, clen is not a steroid, but rather a Sympathomimetic amine that stimulates your body and has thermogenic (heat-producing) properties. Thanks to its non-steroidal properties, you don't have to run PCT to keep clenbuterol results.
11. Should you taper off clen?
Some bodybuilders do taper towards the end of a clenbuterol cycle to lessen their body's shock when coming off. However, many consider this a personal choice that's up to the individual.
12. What forms does clen come in?
You can find pill form, spray and liquid clenbuterol available. Most bodybuilders appreciate that they don't have to use a needle to inject this substance, unlike many other bodybuilding drugs.
13. What's better: liquid clenbuterol or the pill form?
This is actually an ongoing debate in the bodybuilding community, with people taking both sides. Those who like liquid clenbuterol often say that it's more-easily absorbed and really powerful. Fans of the pills like that they can easily measure doses and simply pop a tablet(s) into their mouth.
14. Why do some bodybuilders bash clenbuterol?
Look across the internet and you'll see plenty of clenbuterol reviews that rip this drug, while claiming that it's for women and pretty-boy underwear models. Many naysayers are concerned with bulking and stick to drugs like testosterone, deca-durabolin, anadrol and trenbolone. However, don't let this alone turn you off from clen because it's a highly effective cutting compound and also has some muscle-hardening benefits. Once again, though, be aware that the side effects are nothing to scoff at.
15. What does clen stack well with?
The nice thing about clen is that you can add it to a variety of cycles. Many like to create a clenbuterol cycle that revolves around cutting and add another fat-burning compound like cytomel (T3) for fast results; they also use other supplements to stave off clenbuterol side effects. Others will alternate cycles with fat-burning drugs so that they can use clen and other drugs off and on throughout the year. Below, you can see a good clenbuterol before and after picture to get a good idea on what one of these cycles can do.
This drug is also popular to stack with non-aromatizing steroids like anavar to provide a harder, more-ripped physique. Additionally, clenbuterol results include reduced water retention and more muscle retention. But due to its lack of anabolic effects, buterol isn't really popular to stack with mass-building drugs.
16. Can women safely use clenbuterol?
Of course, and women can get some excellent fat-loss results through this drug. However, promoting clenbuterol for women doesn't mean that every 300-pounder who considers Burger King a food group should use this drug. It's important for women to nail their diet first, then look to clen to give themselves that extra push. In order to lessen the potential side effects of clenbuterol, beginners should start with 10mcg-40mcg of this drug, then progress from there.
17. Doesn't Britney Spears use clenbuterol?
Clen has actually developed a reputation for being quite popular among celebrities who are looking for the clenbuterol weight loss benefits. And, yes, Britney made almost as many headlines for taking this drug as she did for kissing Madonna. Lindsay Lohan also used clen, but it worked a little too well for her and she lost far too much weight - although other factors (recreational drugs) are probably at play here.
18. And athletes, don't they use this drug too?
Certainly. Any number of clenbuterol reviews can tell you that it offers plenty of athletic benefits, such as improved cardiovascular efficiency, increased strength, better metabolic activity and slight increases in muscle mass. Because of the competitive advantages that clen provides, the IOC and major sports leagues have banned athletes from using it.
19. Have any athletes been caught using clenbuterol?
With millions of dollars, pride and fame on the line, many athletes have used clen, with some actually being caught through drug testing. One of the first-famous cases of an athlete being busted with buterol was champion German sprinter Katrin Krabbe, who was banned from the 1992 Olympics.
In 2006, New York Mets pitcher Guillermo Mota was hit with a 50-game suspension for using clenbuterol; in 2012, he tested positive for the same drug and received a 100-game suspension. Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, winner of the 2010 Tour de France, is another athlete who tested positive for clen and was later stripped of his Tour de France title.
20. Have any athletes ever been absolved of their clen use?
In 2011, players on the Mexican national soccer team tested positive for clen; however, the World Anti-Doping Agency later cleared the players because they ate tainted meat. Mexico has some pretty bad luck with this subject because 109 players in the Under-17 World Cup event (held in Mexico) had clenbuterol in their bloodstream; FIFA quickly found that contaminated meat was the culprit.(1)
21. What's the half-life of clenbuterol?
Clen normally has a half-life of between 24-36 hours, and can still be detected in the bloodstream 48 hours after administering. Due to the relatively moderate half-life, this compound is very popular among athletes who need to pass drug tests.
22. What's better: 2-day clen runs or 2-week runs?
We covered how a typical clenbuterol cycle consists of 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off, for 6-10 weeks total. But there's a debate that cycles with 2 days-on and 2 days-off minimize side effects while still providing great results. However, the other side of this is that 2 days don't give you a solid chance to ramp up doses and get the full weight-loss benefits. Going further, clen has a fairly long terminal half life (2) and can continue producing results during off days following a 2-week cycle.
23. Why take a break after 2 weeks?
The beta-2 receptors that clen binds to eventually become saturated and down regulate after two weeks (or longer), thus diminishing results. Taking time off after 14 days allows the b2 receptors to clear out and get ready for another round.
24. What can I do during the 2 weeks off?
Some bodybuilders like to run Xenadrine, also known as ECA (Ephedrine, caffeine, aspirin), to fill in the two weeks off clen. Like buterol, Xenadrine is effective at reducing body fat while also helping to retain muscle. But others say avoid ECA along with clen because it also hits b2 receptors, and you want these completely clean before your next 2-week run.
25. Ephedrine vs. clenbuterol?
Speaking of ephedrine, since it's also a good fat-burning drug, many like to compare it with clenbuterol. In terms of pure performance, clenbuterol reviews suggest that it's a stronger fat-burner than ephedrine while also retaining strong anti-catabolic properties. However, those who can't stand the clen side effects often like ephedrine under the banner that side effects are more mild.
26. Is clenbuterol a great shortcut for losing weight?
Shortly after answering the question of what is clenbuterol, many beginners want to jump straight to using this drug. That's because - no matter their current fitness level - many want a magical pie-in-the-sky solution to getting ripped fast. And while clenbuterol weight loss is rather quick, it's better to do as much as you can naturally before going the drug route. This is especially the case when considering that high blood pressure and increased heart rate are possible clenbuterol side effects. So if you've just polished off a 20-piece Chicken McNugget by yourself, work on your diet and cardio before reaching for clen.
27. What does clenbuterol look like?
The good thing about clenbuterol is that, due to the cheap cost of making it, this drug isn't counterfeited as much as other bodybuilding drugs. Even still, it's always good to check out some clenbuterol reviews just so you can see what the real deal looks like. Speaking strictly of the pill form, it's normally white or peach colored; you can see a picture of good clen above.
28. I found a product that's spelled slightly different than clenbuterol - is it real?
We already touched on the question of is clenbuterol legal, and the answer in many countries is no. Even still, there are shady websites claiming they have clenbuterol for sale, when really they're merely offering regular supplements. You can normally spot these bogus products by their slightly different spelling - i.e. "clenbutrol" or just "clen" - and an overly glossy label.
29. So is the clen I see at research chemical sites fake?
Don't apply what's written above to mean that the stuff sold at research chemical sites is fake. These places, which commonly sell liquid clenbuterol, offer products for research purposes only. But as you may have guessed, there are plenty of bodybuilders who uses these products on their "rats" and "horses."
30. How much does clen cost?
As alluded to before, you can buy clenbuterol online for a relatively cheap price. The cost per 20mcg tablet normally ranges between $0.40 and $1.00. Liquid clenbuterol normally costs around $60 for a 200mcg/ML bottle. Like anything else, it's always a good idea to shop around before you buy clenbuterol; when doing so, try to compare sites based on the cost per clenbuterol dosage that they're offering.
31. Some guy at the gym says clen is great for building muscle?
Years ago, when farmers began using clen to greatly boost muscle mass in animals, some predicted that it would become the bodybuilding world's most-powerful anabolic. Well, those predictions fell vastly short since clen is now known as a cutting/muscle retention drug. However, you'll still find the occasional know-it-all guy at the gym who hasn't spent the five-necessary minutes on Google to realize that clen doesn't build (any) much muscle.
32. Why does clen build mass in animals but not humans?
You won't find too many clenbuterol reviews out there with people claiming that they added lots of lean muscle mass thanks to this drug. Clen is a beta-2-receptor agonist and since humans are full of these receptors, they experience a thermogenic effect that helps burn fat. Animals, meanwhile, aren't as dense in beta-2 receptors and instead experience an anabolic effect at higher doses.(3)
33. Haven't people gotten sick from eating livestock dosed with clen?
Clenbuterol isn't supposed to be used in livestock that'll be eaten because, as covered with the clenbuterol side effects, uncontrolled dosages can make people sick. For example, in 2011, hundreds of Chinese people got sick because farmers were dosing pigs with clen to grow more lean pork faster.
34. How many pounds can I lose with this drug?
It's not uncommon for people to lose 10 pounds of fat or more on a typical 6-to-10-week clenbuterol cycle. And what's great is that, thanks to clen's anti-catabolic properties, you won't lose muscle along with the fat.
35. Should I let side effects keep me away from these incredible clenbuterol results?
Reiterating this again, clen side effects hit some harder than others. You might drop 10 pounds of fat in a 6-week cycle without any serious sides, while your buddy at the gym feels sick and sweats profusely, before eventually quitting his cycle. Supplementation and proper clenbuterol dosage the best ways to stave off these side effects.
36. Is clen good for cardio?
This is debatable because clenbuterol speeds up your heart rate and increases body temperature. For this reason, many bodybuilders hate doing cardio on clen and sweat profusely. However, this drug can also boost aerobic capacity (amount of oxygen used by the body during exercise) and is beneficial to the asthmatic.
37. What about lifting on clenbuterol?
Most bodybuilders don't have any problem with lifting while doing clen. So using this drug shouldn't affect the average person's weight training.
What are your thoughts? Here's a link to discuss 37 Must-know Secrets before starting a Clenbuterol Cycle for Fast Results on the EliteFitness.com forums.
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