Clenbuterol in strength sports - properties, uses, dosages

Clenbuterol is a rather interesting drug that has a bronchodilator property. Prescribed for people with asthma. The drug quickly came into bodybuilding and fitness, showing itself as an anti-catabolic and fat burner. It is also worth mentioning the increase in muscle contraction when taking the drug. Agree, a very necessary set for an athlete, especially during a calorie deficit. Let’s consider it in more detail.

Properties and features

Clenbuterol is used medicinally to widen the airways and reduce shortness of breath. Works as a beta-2 agonist, similar to ephedrine. When it is received:

Properties and features
  • release of fatty acids;
  • reduces adipose tissue by increasing the production of adrenaline;
  • the person’s temperature rises;
  • the metabolism is accelerated;
  • appetite decreases;
  • suppresses the production of the catabolic hormone cortisol. That is, it helps prevent muscle breakdown.

In addition, it has a weak anabolic property. But this is less pronounced than fat burning and its anti-catabolic properties.

All in all, clenbuterol helps you burn fat while keeping your muscles from breaking down. The perfect combination for drying!

Application in strength sports

The drug is actively used in fitness and bodybuilding. Many people take it even if they are not active athletes. Typically, the purpose of this application is to reduce weight. Clenbuterol is very popular among “phytonies”.

Its main application is:

Pre-competitive preparation of athletes who aim to preserve the gained muscle mass as much as possible, with a low-carbohydrate diet, as well as reduce the amount of subcutaneous fat.

After the end of the course of AS (anabolic steroids) to inhibit the catabolic phase and maintain strength indicators. Since the drug is able to reduce the production of cortisol, it prevents the processes of protein breakdown and the breakdown of glycogen (polysaccharide) stored in muscle cells to glucose. What makes the drug indispensable after the course, to preserve muscle mass.

Improving the quality of training. I mean improved blood supply to the muscles and an increase in strength indicators by quality. A small dose of clenbuterol before training (20-40 mcg) will give excellent results when using a pump.

10 mcg = 0.01 mg (manufacturers indicate the dosage in different ways).

Dosages and duration of administration

Dosages and duration of administration

Dosages and duration of administration
When taking the drug, you need to pay attention to the dosage. The average daily dosage is 40-160 micrograms, 200 micrograms are not uncommon, but 120 micrograms is an acceptable dose. There is another interesting property of this drug: it increases the level of fat burning from course to course. Typically, the athlete starts with one tablet per day and then increases the dosage by one tablet daily to achieve the optimal dosage. The main thing to remember is that the tolerance of the drug is individual. Listen to your body.

The drug should be taken for two weeks, followed by a break of 14 days, in order to restore beta-adrenergic receptors. Otherwise, due to the loss of receptor sensitivity, the effectiveness of clenbuterol will begin to fall. It is recommended to take daily, despite the high half-life of more than a day.

Side effects

Clenbuterol, like any drug, has side effects. These include:

  • nausea;
  • insomnia;
  • hyperexcitability
  • sense of anxiety;
  • violations of heart rate (heart rate);
  • increasing pressure;
  • tremor (shaking hands).

However, do not worry. As a rule, all side effects disappear after 5-7 days of admission. Personally, I practically did not notice side effects when used at a dosage of 120mcg. To reduce side effects and increase the duration of administration, clenbuterol is taken in conjunction with ketotifen.

Uses with other drugs

An excellent combination would be the combined use of clenbuterol at a dosage of 120-160mcg with metformin (2500mg). Thus, these drugs manage to enhance the actions of each other. Clenbuterol in this case helps to eliminate the negative property of metformin, in particular, the feeling of fatigue.

Anabolic steroids such as oxandrolone and testosterone also have the ability to enhance the effect of clenbuterol.

It is recommended to use the drug in conjunction with triiodothyronine only for experienced athletes.


Undoubtedly, clenbuterol is very interesting for fans of strength sports, fitness, bodybuilding, etc. According to the rating, the drug is in world demand, and this is not in vain. Many position it as an indispensable fat burner, but I would call this property secondary, after all, first of all, it is an anti-catabolic. The ability of the drug to burn fat cannot be compared with the use of ephedrine together with caffeine. Despite all the side effects that can scare people who decide to take clenbuterol, it justifies its use, and is used quite often during drying. I would call it an indispensable assistant in the fight against cortisol and body fat, while it has mild anabolic properties.