To reduce weight in bodybuilding, drugs that were not originally intended for this purpose are actively used. In particular, Clenbuterol (informal name – Clen) refers to bronchodilators that reduce swelling in lung diseases. But bodybuilders take it to burn body fat during the drying phase. The absence of the characteristic androgenic effect of anabolic steroids allows the use of clenbuterol for weight loss in women. Girls usually combine it with intensive fitness programs, thereby losing up to 5 kg per class.
Clenbuterol for rapid weight loss: how it works
When ingested, the drug binds to β-receptors in muscle and fat tissue, triggering reactions that lead to the burning of excess pounds.
In addition, clenbuterol: promotes the production of adrenaline, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones which have a fat-burning effect; reduces the activity of the lipase responsible for fatty deposits, stimulates protein synthesis. As a result, the metabolic rate increases by 20-30%, leading to weight loss. The misconception that clenbuterol has anti-catabolic properties has nothing to do with it. Clenbuterol cannot suppress catabolism in the cutting cycle when training intensity is high in a calorie deficit. Growth hormone and anabolic steroids (AAS) have the best antikabolic effect, which should be used in the cutting cycle with growth hormone so as not to lose muscle during the drying process.
For those who do not want to use steroids and growth hormone, you can approach the use of peptides and supplements: Truibulus, Ecdysterone, D-carnitine and other amino acids. Clenbuterol in bodybuilding: side effects When using the drug, unpleasant symptoms of the cardiovascular, digestive and other systems of the body can be observed: heart palpitations; sweat; tremor of limbs, convulsions; insomnia, anxiety, irritability; increased blood pressure, headache; diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, dysbacteriosis. As a rule, adverse reactions develop at the beginning of the course and gradually disappear. Ketotifen, Bisoprolol, Metoprolol help to completely eliminate the unpleasant consequences of a fat-burning agent. Men taking clenbuterol should be aware of its toxicity to testicular tissue (in large doses). Abuse of the drug can be dangerous for the myocardium.
However, if taken on the recommended schedule, the health risk is minimal. The likelihood of developing unpleasant effects is higher when thyroxine, caffeine and other stimulants are used as part of the drug. Clenbuterol should not be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women, heart patients, patients with thyrotoxicosis, glaucoma, bronchial asthma and young children. A full list of contraindications is provided in the drug annotation. Clenbuterol for weight loss – instructions for use When buying a drug, you should not be guided by the attached recommendations. Since we are not interested in the bronchodilator, but rather the fat-burning effect of Clenbuterol, the diet will be different from that of the fight against lung disease.
A two-week individual drying course might look like this:
Day 1. 20mcg. Day 2 – 6. Increase the daily dose of clenbuterol by 20 mcg. Day 7-12. 120 micrograms Day 13. 80 mcg. Day 14. 40mcg. There is no point in continuing to take Clenbuterol, since the sensitivity of the β receptors gradually decreases. Therefore, after 2 weeks of treatment according to the above scheme, a break is taken.
The above dosage is recommended for men: they can take up to 120-140 micrograms of Clen per day. Women who want to build muscle or get rid of extra pounds should reduce the amount of the drug to 80-100 mcg per day. This is the maximum safe dose for girls. To achieve the goal as quickly as possible, Clenbuterol (CL) is combined with Ketotifen (CT). In this case, you can extend the course for up to 2 months. The reception scheme is similar in the first 4 days.
In addition, the following doses are recommended for men (for girls, the amount of drug is reduced): Day 5: 100 mcg CL + 1 mg CT Day 6 to 27: 120 μg CL + 2 mg CT Day 28: 80 μg CL + 2 mg CT Day 29: 50 mcg CL + 1-2 mg CT Day 30: 35 mcg CL + 1 mg CT Clenbuterol taken in the morning, Ketotifen at bedtime. After a monthly cycle, a 2-week break is required. Such a scheme increases the efficiency of drying by 10-20%, and also eliminates some of the side effects: overexcitement, tremors in the limbs, insomnia, tachycardia.
Better results can be obtained by using clenbuterol in combination with thyroxine and yohimbine. But such a combination is risky to health, so you can try it only under the supervision of a specialist.
Recommendations for the use of Clenbuterol in drying
Studies in the field of combining the drug with anabolics confirm that such a scheme is more effective for athletes engaged in bodybuilding. However, it should be noted that when taking steroids and clenbuterol, the risk of cardiac enlargement increases. Following a few rules will help reduce the risk of side effects: The dose of clenbuterol should be increased gradually during the first week (according to the diagram above). It is better to use the drug in the morning, so as not to suffer from insomnia and to increase its effectiveness.
Daily intake after increasing the dose is better to divide into 2 times: in the morning and in the evening. During the cycle, be sure to follow a diet that promotes weight loss. It is also recommended to supplement the course with proteins, complex amino acids and BCAAs, cortisol blockers, asparkam (to replenish potassium). Combining clenbuterol with alcohol can cause nausea, increase heart rate, reduce drying efficiency, interfere with muscle building, so it is recommended to avoid alcohol.