Cell tech is a good product but its overpriced for what it is. There are a ton of comparable products for much cheaper. Go to vitamin world or your local pro shop and tell them you like cell tech but you'd like something a little cheaper. Muscle Tech is the company that makes CT and they have multiple pro bodybuilders on $Million + contracts which are passed on to the consumer. I know Aftershock is very very similar and works well and its a lot cheaper but there are so many cell volume, post workout drinks. Its basically just a creatine with some sugars, and amino acids to get your body the nutrients it needs to recover as soon as you're done training.
If you use cell tech incorrectly it will make you fat. its got a good amount of sugars in it. If I remember its about 75g per serving. If you're trying to grow then this isn't too much but since you're running a lot and trying to cut down try using only 2 scoops as opposed to the 3. (I may be wrong but whatever the serving I think 50g of sugar post workout is plenty). It will help you work harder in the gym lifting weights and help you recover more quickly so I do think its a worthwhile supplement for you.
1. Ephedra which was considered WAY too strong to sell, raised your metabolism about 3%(of course this will vary slightly with each person but 3% is what youre getting with a good dose of ephedra).
2. Hydroxycut is no different than zantrex, ripped fuel, super fat blaster, etc etc etc whatever they're called. now that ephedra is gone they are all just caffeine pills with some other exotic crap mixed in. In short: save your money. Straight boring green tea will burn more fat than those expensive fat burners. So dont feel bad that you dont respond well to fat burners you aren't missing much.
SNair is right losing the love handles and showing the abs is just a function of leaness. Even fat ass people have abs they're just covered up. The unfortunate thing for guys is the love handles are usually the very last thing to come off and abs are the second to last so you have to be pretty lean to see much (on most people).
Dont overdo your abs. Hit them hard 3-5 hard sets 10-25 reps 1-2 times a week. Anymore and its just pain for the sake of pain you wont get anything from it except burning a trivial amount of calories. And dont do all those twisting oblique workouts for christ's sake. I see all these girls and guys working obliques like its going to help them trim down their waist. well obliques are an interesting muscle. They grow easily and they never shrink. This is why you see bodybuilders lifting in a belt ALL THE TIME, because they are trying to keep their obliques from working so they maintain as small a waist as possible. Trust me even using a belt if you do any squatting, any overhead pressing, any rowing your core will get plenty of stimulation. (ok ok i'm aborting my core strength revolution rant)
Your diet+moderate cardio will get you on your way. if yoiu're doing 20 chins you're a strong dude so your giving your body a good whipping in the gym. this will get the love handles loosened up and before you know it they'll be off you just have to be patient. The magic number is 16-20 weeks. Even if you're around 20%bf you can be down below 8% in 3-4 months.