Whats the rate of building muscle vs losing muscle?
Basically at what rate in a cut do you lose muscle vs add muscle in a bulk?
I know you can lose muscle fairly quickly and adding muscle takes time, but how much of a difference is it really?
Thread: Anabolic vs Catabolic
02-14-2010, 02:41 PM #1
02-14-2010, 02:46 PM #2
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If you are trying to build muscle: Catabolic=bad & Anabolic=good
Its very easy to be in a catabolic state. Just don't eat too often and you'll be in a catabolic state. Catabolic meaning muscle deteriating (or break down). This state is very easy to be in. It is a lot harder to be in an anabolic state (muscle building) due to the challenge of eating so often and getting in quality food at that.*Former* Jeep Brah Crew
02-14-2010, 02:49 PM #3
That's why as bb'ers we employ strategies to reduce catabolism as best we can.My secret?
Acai and the Ab Circle Pro.
But srsly, PM me for any advice
02-14-2010, 02:56 PM #4
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I read something the other day that I found interesting.
If you gain 1 inch on your arm size in 6 months by weight lifting, it should take 12 months with no exercise for you to lose that inch. Basically go back to your regular arm size with a regular diet and no exercise.
But then comes the question of what If I am a Pro who trained for 10 years, would it take 20 years for me to lose everything?There is no easy way out.
Intensity Builds Immensity
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