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Definition of "catabolic" [catabolic]

  • Of, or relating to catabolism. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "catabolic" in a sentence
  • "So he's really looking at this from a whole different perspective, looking at your lean mass versus your fat and saying that if you go into a starvation mode, which he is claiming is every three hours, and that might be a little bit an overstatement, that you get into what's called a catabolic state, and you're breaking down your muscle mass, which is what keeps burning at higher calorie levels."
  • "And cardio does nothing to increase muscle mass, and in fact can decrease muscle mass cardio is catabolic, meaning that it breaks down tissue, including muscle; weight training is anabolic, meaning that it builds tissue."
  • "In a word, "catabolic" explains why long-distance running and muscle-building are counter-productive to one other."