Clenbuterol (or Clen, in many circles) has been called a miracle worker by bodybuilders and athletes for decades. This simple product makes all of your hard work come to fruition by boosting your metabolism and helping you shed pounds of body fat. With the right Clenbuterol cycle, you can lose between 1% and 2% body fat.
Diet and Exercise are Everything
The first thing to keep in mind is the fact that Clenbuterol cannot produce miracles on its own. You cannot dive headfirst into a Clen cycle, then decide to spend the next few weeks eating Twinkies and binge watching Netflix while you wait for the pounds to fall off. You absolutely must pair Clen with a low-calorie diet and strenuous workout routine in order to get the results you crave. After all, it is physically impossible to lose weight without burning more calories than you consume. What’s more, Clen is for active and fit bodybuilders and athletes who need to shed a few pounds of body fat to hone their physiques; it is not for those who need to lose a significant amount of weight.
Tapering the Clen Dose
Clenbuterol is a bronchodilator like albuterol or even ephedrine, and if you have ever used either of these products before, then you likely know how they can make you feel. You might experience sweaty palms, a racing heart, loss of appetite, and even a sensation that feels like your hair is crawling across your head. You might experience these side effects during a Clenbuterol cycle, but you can mitigate those risks by tapering or titrating your dose. Experts recommend starting out relatively low and climbing to a higher dose gradually. What’s more, you might also fare better by using Clen in short burst cycles.
Understanding Short-Burst Clenbuterol Cycles
Because your body quickly grows accustomed to the effects of this compound, using it in short burst Clen cycles can prevent that tolerance from developing. Most experts recommend taking Clen in two or three week cycles. Here is a perfect example using Winstrol in the stack:
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Notice how the user takes Clenbuterol for the first three weeks, then takes only the Winstrol for the next three weeks, and finally goes back to Clen for the last three weeks. This prevents tolerance and helps the Clen work more effectively. Remember that everyone tends to tolerate Clenbuterol differently, so if these doses seem too high for you, feel free to dial them back somewhat.
For women, the short-burst Clen cycle would look much the same, and women can add Winstrol to the mix, as well. However, women should use Clen doses of no more than 100mcg daily and Winstrol doses of no more than 20mg to 25mg daily to be on the safe side (keep in mind that these are maximim doses which are unusual). It is also worth noting that Winny could cause gains in women at this dose, so it’s vital to gauge the body’s response carefully with each passing week and adjust dosages as needed.
The “Even Shorter” Burst Clenbuterol Cycle
While Clenbuterol cycles that are on for two or three weeks and off for two or three weeks seem to work wonderfully for many people, there are still others who swear by using two-day bursts, instead. Essentially, these individuals use high doses of Clenbuterol from the start, but only for two days, and then take a two-day break. These individuals believe that using Clen in this manner is safer for them and provides the least possible opportunity for tolerance buildup. The results achieved with this cycle mimic those achieved with the longer two-to-three-week burst cycles, as well. Women should use a dose between 75mcg and 100mcg, and men should use anywhere from 100mcg to 140mcg.
Long-Term Clenbuterol Cycles
Of course, short-burst cycling isn’t the only way to take Clenbuterol safely and effectively. In fact, there are many people who prefer extended cycles for up to 16 weeks. To do it, simply start the cycle with a very low dose – 20mcg for women or 40mcg for men, for example, and gradually increase that dose every couple of weeks by about 20mcg. Over the course of the 16-week period, you will work your way up to the maximum dose, or the maximum dose you can personally tolerate without unwanted side effects.
Protecting Your Health during Clenbuterol Cycles
Of course, before you dive in and start taking Clenbuterol to shed fat, you should heed the following tips and warnings very carefully. After all, Clenbuterol is a powerful stimulant and can lead to significant health problems if you do not use it carefully.
- Do not use Clen cycles for more than 16 weeks each year. Studies have shown that Clenbuterol can cause heart damage when used for long periods of time, so limiting your use to 16 weeks out of the year can help to mitigate this. You can use Clenbuterol for 16 weeks in a row, for four 4-week cycles, or for eight 2-week cycles as long as you do not exceed the 16-week rule of thumb.
- Do not use other stimulants while on Clenbuterol cycles. It is vital that you avoid other stimulant weight loss drugs, ADHD medications, and narcolepsy medications while taking Clenbuterol. The interactions between the two can be fatal. Be sure to check with your pharmacist for possible interactions between Clenbuterol and any other medication you may be taking.
- Test your tolerance before you dive in. If it’s the first time you will use Clenbuterol, start with a very low dose and increase it every few days to see how you react. Some men can take 140mcg per day without a single side effect, but others feel incredibly uncomfortable with a dose of only 80mcg per day. Taking the time to discover your personal tolerance can save you plenty of discomfort.
Putting together a Clenbuterol cycle is not difficult as long as you understand that you need to titrate your dose somewhat and use it in short bursts. This way, your body does not develop a tolerance to it and it can continue to help you burn away fat.