Anabolic vs. Catabolic Training

We did not really pay attention to how we were losing weight when we first started exercising, however, as time goes on, our needs begin to change and we might have different weight/body goals that we may want to achieve, so in order to do that, we have to change our exercise routines accordingly. There are mainly two different types of training, namely anabolic and catabolic training. Some people choose to stick to only one type of training, while some people might use a combination of the two. We will be further explaining the two types below so that you get a better understanding of what each of them actually do.

Anabolic training is best done through weight training. You basically have to use weights in exercises that create resistance, the act of which breaks down tissues to a certain extent, and while you are resting or sleeping, new muscle fiber is built and replaces the area instead. Anabolic training is best suited for people who are looking to increase their muscle mass. It helps you burn a lot of fat more quickly since it speeds your metabolism as well. You can check out for firsthand accounts by people who have already gone through anabolic training.

Catabolic training helps you lose fat and burns a lot of calories. These are more intense workouts that stimulate your cardiovascular system like running, biking, swimming and so on. They do not build muscle, instead they actually break down proteins and you lose your body mass in general. Catabolic exercises are great for people who are just starting out to lose weight and they can later switch to anabolic exercises. However, you can also do a combination of the two in order to build muscle and to push your stamina as well.