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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."