is defined as the breakdown of bigger molecules into smaller ones primarily in
bodybuilding when our body is utilizing our protein content to fulfill energy
needs. so it is a kind of dis- integration of large molecules. Catabolism has both
useful as well as harmful effects on body. But as far as bodybuilding is
concerned catabolism heads up to much big harms.
talk about its benefits, catabolism
basically lead to breakdown of molecules means protein to amino acids, lipids
to fatty acids and adipose tissue and carbs into glucose, fructose monomers. As
it break down and release energy so it is useful at this extend.
about its harms, due to the excess breakdown of molecules, it lead to muscles
breakdown which basically provide space for fat accumulation, loss in strength,
muscle fatigue etc.
Causes of catabolism
Most of the beginners do the same mistake of overtraining their guns in
excess which lead t them in the stage of catabolism and their muscles keep on
diminishes instead of any improvement.
· Lack of good nutrition
Friends, other mistake is done by most of us is in the quantity and
quality of nutrition taken by us. The person who is training his/her body in a
right manner but not taking the good nutrition also lead them in the fog of
Vice versa if we take Vitamin C ( in excess amount lead to kidney stone, head ache, vomiting)
Excess Salt (sodium), and the
eatables like lemon, citric acid in high quantity it will lead to catabolism.
Some time we belong to such a profession where our mind is over stressed.
And this is being scientifically proved that our growth hormone become inactive
due to over stress and lead to catabolism.
Lack of rest
Rest plays a major role in proper growth of our body so due to
insufficient amount of rest our pituitary gland functions slowed down and couldn’t
help our body to fight against the inhibitors which are the cause of muscles
· Lack of rest