If you want to use clenbuterol (clen) to burn fat and gain lean muscle tissue, safety should be your primary concern. Just like with any medication, you’ll have to follow the right dosing protocols to prevent any potential side effects when taking clen.
Just so you’re aware, clenbuterol isn't a magical fat burner which you can take and expect to see results when you wake up the next morning. To get the best results on clen, you’re required to take the supplement over a certain period of time…otherwise known as a clenbuterol cycle.
Clenbuterol cycles typically consist of a set number of days/weeks, when a user takes the drug continuously; followed by a break where supplementation is discontinued.
The basic idea behind a Clenbuterol cycle is to spike your metabolism. Since the metabolic rate often differs from one person to another, tolerance levels also fluctuate depending on a user's sensitivity. This simply means that no individual responds to clenbuterol in the exact same way. Some people will burn more fat, whilst others may experience more side effects than the average Joe.
So every person will have a completely unique clenbuterol cycle, depending on his/her genetics and natural metabolic rate.
In this article I'm going to show you how to safely, properly and most effectively plan a clenbuterol cycle.
Best Clenbuterol Cycle for Beginners
When getting started with clen, the general recommended daily dose for a male is 40 mcg, and 20 mcg for females. It's not advised to start on a higher dose than this as you run a greater risk of experiencing unwanted side effects. Basically, your body will need to adapt to the effects of clen, so it makes sense to start with a smaller dosage and increase it gradually throughout the cycle.
For best results, take clen in the morning or afternoon if you’re working out later that day. Taking this supplement after dinner could give you insomnia as it stimulates your nervous system; resulting in an overactive mind.
A typical clenbuterol cycle length for beginners is 2 weeks, though some individuals may use a week, 3 weeks, 4 weeks or a ten-day cycle instead.
Protocol for Safely Increasing Your Dosage
Your dosage needs to be altered appropriately as you progress further into your cycle. To help with that, here are the most common, tried and tested strategies to make sure you're increasing the dose safely to achieve your bodybuilding goals.
With this approach, you’ll gradually increase the initial dosage by 20mcg every 2 weeks as needed. This cycle ensures that the body isn't caught off guard, allowing it to continue guessing and not fully adapt to the compound; making it effective throughout the whole of your cycle.
Some people however can go up to 4 weeks without ever raising the dose. Thus they'll have the same amount of clenbuterol in their system during their cycle, meaning their metabolism may not be firing as strongly as it could (from increasing the dose in stages). In fact, it's advisable not to cycle clenbuterol at the same dose for any longer than 6 weeks.
This is one of the most popular approaches used amongst bodybuilders. This method allows them to consume a higher dose of clen for a shorter period of time, which tends to give users better fat loss results. This method simply involves running clen for 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off with a steady, incremental plan.
You’ll start with a smaller dosage, preferably 40mcg for men and 20mcg for women, and increase the intake by 20mcg every 2 days. Be sure to reach the maximum dosage after 14 days of dosing. Following this, you should rest for 2 weeks.
As you move into the next 2-week clenbuterol cycle, make sure the dosage starts at the maximum, where it was left off. The dose will remain the same throughout the rest of the cycle.
What is the Maximum Clenbuterol Dosage?
The maximum daily dose for men is 140mcg, and for the female 120mcg. Also, users are urged not to use clen for more than 16 weeks in one year for long term health.
Always keep in mind that clen has to be cycled properly not only for safety (to avoid of side effects), but also for effectiveness. Although a user's gains from a clenbuterol cycle will vary from person to person; the approaches mentioned in this article have been proven to be the best and most effective in helping bodybuilders burn fat and retain muscle mass.
Note: It would be best to get a medical checkup before using clenbuterol.