Clenbuterol Cycles

Clenbuterol popularly known as Clen has been around for three decades. It was developed to treat respiratory problems as it had the ability to remove the blockage of airways. However instead of a cure for asthma, this drug became very popular as a weight loss agent. It also displayed decent muscle building and muscle retaining properties. Stamina building was another aspect of this drug which made it extremely popular among sportsperson. Despite its outstanding properties, Clenbuterol is a risky drug and should be taken within recommended doses.  If taken in higher doses and for a longer period of time, the user may suffer from nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, dryness of mouth, high blood pressure, chest pains and nervousness. Stomach cramps and trembling of hands are common with Clen. Another thing which goes against it is that at a certain stage, it does not work anymore.

Types of Clenbuterol Cycles

Basically there are three types ofClenbuterol cycles; one is short cycle and is known as the “bursting cycle”.  In this cycle the users take Clenbuterol for two days and then stop its use for another two days; this pattern can be repeated for months. The dosage is relatively high in this type of Clenbuterol cycle. When this cycle is followed the user can take this drug for a longer period of time then usually recommended.

Drawbacks: The experts found this type of cycle useless as it did not give any substantial results as little fat loss was reported and instead of yielding positive results, it caused more harm by being stressful on the body. Another factor which renders this type of Clenbuterol cycle ineffective is that a short break of 48 hours is too small and is not sufficient for the body to recover from the effects of a drug having an active half cycle of 36 hours. This is why the fat loss and other gains are not as pronounced with this Clenbuterol cycle.


Another Clenbuterol cycle extremely popular among user is the two weeks on and two weeks off cycle. In this kind of cycle, the user starts with a low dose and then increases it very alternative day till he/she reaches the first week; the dose is then reduced in the second week till the dose at which the cycle was started is achieved. The body is then given a break of two weeks. And then the user resumes from the same dose at which he had ended the cycle.

Drawback: The shortcoming of this type of Clenbuterol cycle was that it did not let the user reach the maximum dose and therefore the user could not benefit from its true potential.

The third type of Clenbuterol cycle is the three week cycle in which this drug is taken continuously for three weeks and then stopped altogether for three weeks. In this type of cycle too the user starts with the least dose and builds up the dosage to the maximum on reaching the middle of the cycle. The user then lowers the dose gradually finishing the cycle with the least dose. This is followed by a three week time out. This type of Clenbuterol cycle is highly effective as it gives enough time for the user to build and decrease the dose. It also gives time for the body to adjust to the doses accordingly.

Drawbacks: The possibility of side effects is also reduced with the two week and the three week cycles. Though experts suggest that the three week cycle is better; the needs of the individual and the way his body reacts count when choosing the correct Clen cycle.