Catobophobia doesn’t exist, medically speaking anyway. But you’ve probably run in to someone who displays the symptoms.
The word is used to describe being constantly afraid that you are catabolic, or to put it another way – losing muscle. Continue reading →
When you age, one of the first things that occurs is a loss of muscle mass. This is due to an imbalance in the muscle breakdown/muscle synthesis relationship.
In other words your muscles are breaking down at a faster rate than they are growing, the opposite of what happens when training for hypertrophy. Continue reading →
If you ask around in your local gym whether cardio is good for muscle building or not, you’ll get two answers.
Either you’ll be told that cardio has no effect on muscle size or you’ll hear that cardio will have the opposite effect and “kill your gains”. Continue reading →
We’ve all got that friend on facebook who just started a fitness journey and clearly has access to a fancy weight scale which tells them how much muscle they have gained. “Wow it’s only been 3 weeks and I’ve already gained 4lbs of muscle” they exclaim before adding in mini emojis of a bicep curl.
But all you can think of is that 4lbs of muscle seems like quite a lot of muscle to add within such a short time frame. Continue reading →