Fat burners can be the difference between looking out of shape and looking ripped. There are hundreds of fat burners and cutting agents available to bodybuilders who want to get lean, but which ones actually work?
2 popular fat burners are clenbutrol and yohimbine. Both of these supplements have a great reputation for taking fat loss to the next level. Combining potent fat burners together is the fastest way to burn fat, when a person’s diet and workout regime are also on point.
So what are clenbuterol and yohimbine exactly? And how much fat can you expect to burn from taking both of these simultaneously?
What is Clenbuterol?
Clenbuterol was first created to treat asthma, helping to open up a person’s airways during an attack. It’s also been given to livestock to increase their lean body mass. Farmers do this to increase the meat on their animals so they can make bigger profits.
Although clenbuterol’s proven for building muscle in animals, it’s not quite as effective in humans when trying to bulk up. Clenbuterol has anabolic or muscle-sparing attributes – but it’s predominantly a fat burner and only effective for weight loss.
Clenbuterol’s effects come thick and fast. Firstly the sympathetic nervous system becomes aroused, stimulating the release of adrenaline. As a result, a person’s metabolism becomes elevated causing a person to burn more calories throughout the day. Some users may experience racing thoughts, impulsive behaviour and insomnia due to the stimulative effects that clen has. This all stems from it speeding up your heart beat.
How Does Clen Burn Fat?
Clenbuterol stimulates thermogenesis in the body, resulting in a higher body temperature. This rise in temperature is a natural side effect of higher adrenaline and blood pressure levels.
What happens then is the body works intensely at cooling your body temperature back down (trying to maintain a homeostasis), causing calories to be burned at rest.
Due to this effect, you’ll burn fat on clen even if you sit on your bum all day. However, if you undergo intense exercise whilst taking clenbuterol you’ll get even better results.
What Is Yohimbine?
Yohimbine is derived from the bark of several trees (including pausinystalia and corynanthe ). Yohimbine is very effective at burning fat, but the jury is still out when it comes to its safety over the long term.
Yohimbine is similar in nature to caffeine or clenbuterol in the sense that it’s a stimulant, however it also has antioxidant properties and dilates your blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow freely. It also stabilizes blood sugar levels and reduces cortisol, helping you to burn fat in stubborn areas. For men this is usually at the bottom of the abdomen and in women on the thighs and hips. These areas are usually the last places to lose fat, but yohimbine can speed this up.
Yohimbine’s also an aphrodisiac, effective at boosting a users libido and sexual performance.
…So you might want to warn your wife before you start taking it!
Clenbuterol and Yohimbine Together = Insane Fat Loss?
Yohimbine is an alpha receptor antagonist. Alpha receptors reduce fat burning, so when you combine a alpha receptor antagonist (yohimbine) with a beta receptor agonist (clenbuterol), you’ve just created a powerful chemical environment for burning fat.
The only downside to using both of these powerful cutting agents together, is there’s a good chance you’ll experience side effects. Like with any drug in bodybuilding, if it works exceptionally well, there’s always a catch. And that’s usually in the form of side effects.
When you take clenbuterol and yohimbine these side effects are common:
- High blood pressure
Everybody will get the following side effects to different degrees. However, people who have heart conditions or high blood pressure should stay well away from these supplements.
You could take supplements to counteract these side effects, however if you take away the stimulative effect then you also take away the fat-burning effects they’ll have on your metabolism. One supplement I recommend to keep your blood pressure under control however is hawthorn. This won’t calm your nervous system and reduce thermogenesis but it will keep your BP from going too high.
To minimize side effects, you can run short cycles that only last 2 weeks at a time. After this duration the risk of developing more severe side effects increases. Also clenbuterol’s effectiveness reduces after 2 weeks anyway, so there wouldn’t be much sense in running longer cycles as it wouldn’t give you any more fat loss.
How Much Fat Will You Lose?
There are a lot of variables to this. But if you take clenbuterol and yohimbine together and your kicking butt in the gym 4-5 times a week and eating in a calorie deficit – you may be able to lose 1-1.5% of body fat each week.
This may not sound like much, but this translates as 2-3% of body fat lost in just 2 weeks. These are dramatic results for just a fortnight of supplementation.