Winstrol and clenbuterol are 2 cutting compounds that are very popular among gym rats looking to get ripped.
Evidence suggests that Zac Efron could’ve used winstrol when getting into shape for Baywatch. And there’s suggestions that Hugh Jackman’s also used clenbuterol to get shredded for Wolverine.
The whole fitness world knows that winstrol and clenbuterol work incredibly well for burning fat, but how do they differ and do they work well together in a stack?
With winstrol being a secondary steroid, many people believe that it’s not very effective when taken by itself. Clenbuterol on the other hand can be taken on its own and almost guarantees significant fat loss.
Now I’m going to discuss the benefits/risks of both clenbuterol and winstrol individually so you can learn a little more about both of these compounds. Then I’m going to tell you what you can expect to happen when you run these drugs at the same time.
Benefits of Clenbuterol
As previously mentioned, clenbuterol aids in burning fat. It does this via the process of thermogenesis, which means it causes the body’s core temperature to increase. This added heat spikes a person’s metabolism and causes fat loss.
Many gym-goers who are lean still take clen to reduce stubborn fat regions and to increase muscle definition. Clen increases levels of oxygen in the body too, increasing endurance (which can be advantageous to those who do cardio). Being able to exercise for harder and longer will indirectly result in more fat loss.
Clenbuterol is a stimulant, thus it’ll give users a surge of adrenaline which will increase energy levels. This can keep your mood high during a cutting phase where you could otherwise become moody or sluggish due to low calories.
Clen’s also known to suppress appetite and helps to curb cravings…so if your guilty pleasures are stopping you from achieving your dream body, clen might be what you need to resist them.
Risks of Clenbuterol
Clenbuterol however has some risks and side effects associated with it. In some individuals it can cause high blood pressure. Thus it’s advisable to monitor your blood pressure from home (via a kit you can buy on amazon) or to make regular appointments with your doctor.
Your heart rate is also likely to increase, which can lead to anxiety in sensitive individuals. Clen also leads to cardiac hypertrophy, thickening the walls of the heart and reducing blood flow. This regulates back to normal when a person comes off clen.
Benefits of Winstrol
Winstrol is a steroid (unlike clenbuterol) and is generally used for cutting – despite it having some anabolic effects. One of the main attributes that sets winstrol apart from other steroids is that it doesn’t convert into estrogen, which has many advantages.
Firstly it greatly reduces the risk of gynecomastia (male breasts). It also causes the body to flush out water, creating a dry and ripped-looking physique. This can often increase vascularity, harden the muscles and enhance muscle definition.
Despite losing a significant amount of water weight on winny, because it spikes DHT levels – it’s effective at increasing strength levels. This elevation in male hormones and increased strength contributes to a user adding lean muscle mass. Although winstrol-users ARE likely to build muscle, this won’t be as much compared to taking bulking steroids, like anadrol or dianabol.
Not many steroids in the world can build muscle and burn fat at the same time, but winstrol is more than capable of doing this.
However, winny isn’t all sunshine and rainbows…like with any other steroid, there are side effects.
Winstrol is quite hard on the joints, as it flushes out water which helps to cushion the joints during weight training. This can often result in soreness/pain during a cycle. Winstrol will also increase LDL cholesterol levels as it spikes testosterone during a cycle. If you have any issues with cholesterol stay away from winny and steroids in general.
Winny’s also be taxing on the liver, especially in tablet form.
On winstrol your testosterone levels will eventually become suppressed, thus it’s often stacked with testosterone to keep your T levels high. If you choose not to combine test with winny, once a user comes off winstrol their hormone balance will stabilize back to normal after a few months. Natural test boosters can speed up this process if used during post cycle therapy.
Winstrol’s also considered as a toxic steroid, meaning it can cause strain to the liver; thus taking this AAS will increase the risk of this organ failing.
Clenbuterol & Winstrol Stack
So, the benefits of clenbuterol and winstrol individually are quite impressive but what happens when you stack them together?
Winny and clen complement each other very well. Many bodybuilders combine these two together when trying to burn fat and hold on to muscle mass. Although winstrol/clen is used predominantly to burn fat, a user can often look like they’ve gained a significant amount of muscle after a cycle.
Here’s 3 typical clen/winny cycle protocols:
- Two days on/two days off
- Two weeks/two weeks off
- Three weeks/three weeks off
The length of the above cycles will prevent the body from building a tolerance to either of these cutting agents. Once a saturation point is reached the effectiveness of winny and clen is significantly reduced – meaning your gains will tail off. Thus it’s important to keep your cycles short if you want to continue making gains.
The benefits of clenbuterol and winstrol alone are impressive, but when stacked together they’re a force to be reckoned with.
The main benefits of taking them together:
- Shred fat faster
- Retain/build muscle mass
- Increased muscle tone
- Increasing energy levels
- Curb cravings
However, it’s essential to be aware of the side effects of these drugs and take the necessary precautions to avoid serious health issues in the future.
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