The term anabolic has routinely been used in the past to describe hard-core training targeted for bodybuilders. This belief has put off many individuals from adopting its use as the goals of many gym-goers is to tone and define muscle rather than build. Also anabolic steroid use is also associated with “illegal drugs” used to synthetically enhance muscles so its overall global condemnation has encouraged health-conscious people to eliminate the term anabolic from their vocabulary.
What few athletes forget, however, is that it is possible to switch your body into anabolic mode without the use of drugs and in a natural and safe way. Anabolic simply means building muscle derived from protein sources, usually ingested through normal foodstuffs, such as poultry and fish produce or protein powder, as a supplement. Catabolic on the other hand, is the breaking down of such protein.>