Clenbuterol, also known commercially as Clenbulol or Clen, is not a steroid, but a prescription medicine for asthma treatment. It is also used in veterinary medicine as a decongestant for horses. Bodybuilders take Clenbuterol in oral form (tablets), dosed in micrograms (mcg). The half-life of the drug is generally 36-48 hours. This means concentrations in the body may remain elevated in the body ever after several days of stopping using it.
What is Clenbulol used for in bodybuilding?
It is used to burn fat, in order to achieve the “ripped” physique everybody wishes to have. Clenbulol is a powerful drug that intervenes in various ways on the body. it works by stimulating the central nervous system and the heart, this amplifies the metabolism by up to 10%. It also thins the blood and widens the airways, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. A Clen user will feel more excited than usual. Heartbeat will be higher than normal. And a sense of being focused and determined will accompany the workout. With Clenbuterol, even normal walking or mild exercises will help buring fat.
Clenbuterol is not a weight reduction drug, but that’s what people use it for. However, Clen works in burning off the remaining amounts of fat covering the muscles, but without proper dieting and exercise it won’t work. For this reason it is useless to overweight people.
What are Clenbuterol side effects?
Most users see results with short cycle of 20 mcg. Increasing the dosage will increase the risk of visible side effects. The most common is a nervous tremor, similar to the one created by amphetamines. It may last many hours and usually vanishes once the drug is discontinued. Insomnia is also common, but only for heavy dosages. A more painful side effect is muscle cramps, as Clenbulol depletes potassium levels in the body. Many bodybuilders counter this by eating bananas or taking potassium supplements.
Clenbuterol cycle for beginners
The cycle below works on a 2-weeks on, 2-weeks off schedule. Clen is used daily for 2 weeks, then stopped completely for another 2 weeks, then started again for 2 weeks The below amounts are listed as daily dosages.
Day 1-2: 20 mcg
Day 3-4: 40 mcg
Day 5-6: 60 mcg
Day 7-8: 80 mcg
Day 9-10: 100 mcg
Day 11-12: 120 mcg
Day 13-14: 140 mcg
At the end of the 2 weeks the cycle is stopped at its highest level. After the 2 weeks break, the new cycle will start at the highest level and will continue at the same level for 2 weeks, unless the side effects are too strong. The above cycle is for an athlete using Clenbuterol alone to burn residual fat.
Clenbuterol cycle for intermediate/experienced users
Clen can be also used with different steroids in a cutting cycle. The following example is based on a 8-weeks cycle.