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This Is Everything You Need to Know About Clenbuterol

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This Is Everything You Need to Know About Clenbuterol

If you want to know what clenbuterol is, how it works, how effective it is, and if it’s dangerous, then you want to listen to this episode.

Hang around in the gym long enough and you’re going to hear about clenbuterol.

Like steroids, “clen” is extremely popular in the world of bodybuilding and is the “go-to” cutting drug for many of the people that step on stage.

Thus, it’s not surprising that it’s also a hot commodity among the general fitness crowd.

If you want to shred fat as quickly as possible without losing muscle, the pitch goes, then you want to hop on the clenbuterol train.

Or do you?

Poke around on the Internet and you’ll find people that think otherwise.

Clenbuterol, they say, isn’t actually all that powerful of a fat burner and is bad for your health to boot, and for your heart in particular, even when used in moderate doses.

Who’s right?

How much can this drug really boost your fat loss? Should you take warnings about side effects seriously, or are they exaggerated? Is there anything else you should know before deciding for or against clen?

Well, you’re going to get answers to all of those questions and more in this episode.

By the end, you’re going to know exactly how clenbuterol works, how effective it really is, how likely it is to harm your body, and more.

Let’s get to it.

TIME STAMPS

4:28 – What is Clenbuterol and how does it work in the body?

6:32 – Does Clenbuterol boost physical performance?

9:29 – What are the side effects of Clenbuterol

13:42 – Is Clenbuterol legal?

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23844963/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7711351

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23844963

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1133617/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1973194

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/clenbuterol.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1768675/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16627048

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8258663

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3596001/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22633759

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9733668

https://www.cdc.gov/features/dssleep/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8388847

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8065051

http://www.espn.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/7115036/clenbuterol-found-most-players-17-world-cup

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22446673

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  • Liz MacAskill

    Hi Mike! *LOVE* your content – After 10 years of a consistent training routine with minimal muscle gain, I’m finally seeing exceptional progress – lift heavy, eat CARBS! Was on the dumb-ass low carb train for years :(… I’m sitting at about 17% bf right now (hydrostatic) and have started a lean bulk based on the calculator on your website. All going well.

    Two questions.

    1.) I train 90 minutes 6x/week, rest one day a week. I’m relatively inactive outside of my training, but my training quality is very intense. I suspect I’m burning 600 calories during my training sessions, but that’s speculation. 🙂 So, on rest days, should I eat fewer calories?

    2.) Are you particular about the types of carbs you eat? I primarily eat complex, low glycemic (think whole grains, beans, etc), but have been thoroughly enjoying a lot of berries… Some folks (misinformed perhaps) online imply that the higher sugar content can be a problem and is more likely to cause fat gain. Is this bullshit?

    Thank you!

    • Hey Liz! Great to hear it’s going well and you’re making gains 🙂

      1. I wouldn’t bother eating fewer calories on rest days. You’re still recovering on the rest day, so getting in enough calories to repair and grow is important.

      2. A healthy diet with lots of unprocessed, whole foods (fruit, veggies, whole grains, lean meats, etc.) is going to naturally be pretty low on the GI scale. I wouldn’t avoid berries due to sugar. Plus, most berries are actually pretty low GI. Check these articles out:

      https://www.muscleforlife.com/glycemic-index/

      https://www.muscleforlife.com/sugar-facts

      I hope this helps!

  • Austin

    According to the macro calculator, after inputting my info, I’m supposed to be hitting 400 carbs a day for bulking. It’s hard to hit that sometimes without going over my recommended fat. Should I ignore the fat intake and try to hit the recommended carbs and calories anyway?

    Thanks.

    • It shouldn’t be too hard if you pick low-fat, high-carb foods like rice, oats, beans, fruit, etc. That said, as long as you hit your protein requirements, there’s some wiggle room between the carbs and fats.

  • Matthew

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for your great articles and work.
    Have you read about Constrained Total Energy Expenditure? Basically, your body fights to maintain an upper limit on total energy expenditure – and the more physical activity you do – the less you burn in other areas (NEAT and/or RMR)
    In light of this theory, what are your thoughts on: 1) how to reasonably estimate energy expenditure? and 2) how to best apply this information to our lives (if you think it is vaild or has merit)
    Thanks!

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