Clenbuterol is one of the most powerful cutting compounds in the world…and it’s becoming increasingly popular amongst women thanks to its powerful fat burning qualities.
Clenbuterol is basically a stronger version of ephedra. And the reason it’s so effective is because it increases epinephrine (adrenaline) in the body. Higher adrenaline levels result in a few things, being:
- A spiked metabolism (helping you burn fat)
- More energy
- Increased endurance
How Clenbuterol Works
Clen increases your metabolism by stimulating your central nervous system, which then speeds up your heart rate. Because your heart is beating faster/working harder, your body burns more calories as a result.
Extra adrenaline will also enhance your energy levels and increase your motivation throughout the day.
…Hence why most of the world drink energy drinks and are addicted to tea/coffee. It’s due to the caffeine content, which is also a stimulant.
Clenbuterol for Women
Some believe that clenbuterol actually works better for women than it does for men. This is because women naturally have a slower metabolism (on average) compared to men; thus women often find this extra calorie burn more beneficial.
Clenbuterol also does not convert into testosterone and affect male hormones in any way shape or form.
Each woman has a small amount of the male hormone – testosterone. And as you can imagine, when women take testosterone-boosting steroids, they start to experience hair growth, deeper voices, clitoral enlargement and hair loss (on the scalp). Some of the steroids which can cause these effects are: dianabol, anadrol and trenbolone.
Because clenbuterol won’t cause women to experience develop male characteristics, it’s a highly coveted fat burner. It’s not just female bodybuilders and athletes who take clen, but also average-Joes who simply want to lose fat and look better.
Clenbuterol Side Effects in Women
Clenbuterol’s side effects are the same for both genders. It’s important to point out that many people get on okay with clenbuterol hence how it’s so popular, however negative side effects are possible and they include:
- Increase in body temperature (sweating)
- Higher blood pressure
If you do experience any of the above side effects, they will discontinue once you stop taking clen.
Thus if you’ve got heart disease or you have regular panic attacks due to anxiety – it wouldn’t be wise to take clen. Also if you have trouble getting to sleep at night due to racing thoughts, clen won’t help this situation get any better.
These are POSSIBLE side effects. There are people who take clen without noticing any adverse effects. Due to its popularity, many believe that clenbuterol’s pros far outweigh the cons.
How to Maximize Fat Loss on Clen
Clenbuterol will spike your metabolism enormously, but that doesn’t guarantee fat loss by itself.
If you take clen, but binge on McDonald’s and Twinkies…shoveling in 4,000 calories a day; it’s possible you won’t see any results from clenbuterol.
For maximum fat loss, eat in a deficit of calories. This doesn’t mean that you have to cut out junk food and eat 100% clean and boring. But instead, simply monitor your calories and consume less calories than what your body burns in a day.
The best way to know if you’re in a calorie deficit is if your stomach feels empty. If it does, congratulations you are in a deficit. If you feel full and satisfied, the chances are you’re not in a deficit. And if you’re really starving, this is a sign that you’re in a BIG deficit.
…In which case you can eat a little more if you want.
For RAPID fat loss, regularly perform intense cardio on an empty stomach in the morning whilst taking clenbuterol. When you do intense exercise on an empty stomach, your blood sugar levels are low; which means your body cannot use glycogen (sugars) for energy.
So instead the body taps straight into fat stores as its main energy source…and that’s why so many sing the praises of HIIT (high intensity interval training).
…Add clen into the mix and you’re going to be melting fat faster than you can blink!
Stack With Anavar for Better Gains
Anavar is another cutting steroid that is very female-friendly and when stacked with clen; it will help you burn even more fat.
Anavar will also help women increase their strength in the gym. So if you lift weights, you’ll be able to lift a lot more weight than usual…pretty cool huh?
Anavar will help you preserve muscle whilst dieting but it’s not likely to result in significant amounts of muscle mass. So a woman on anavar doesn’t have to worry about looking too bulky.
Llewellyn, William (2011), Anabolics. Jupiter, FL: Molecular Nutrition. pp. 376-386, 899-904.
O’Connor M.D, Thomas (2018), America on Steroids: A Time to Heal. Cheshire, CT: Metabolic Promotion LLC. pp. 23-25.
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Dr O'Connor's the author of the book: America on Steroids - A Time to Heal, and has worked with many elite bodybuilders. He's also been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, whilst appearing in the bodybuilding film documentary Generation Iron 3.