I’m new to training, about 8 months in, and have been reading everything on this site to try to become as informed as possible. I’ve been lifting 3x a week and taking whey after and Metabolic Drive before each session, as well as Flameout everyday. So far I’ve lost 20 pounds (from 185 to 165) while gaining lots of muscle and becoming much stronger.
I was talking to my sister, a doctor, about keeping your body in an anabolic state to induce muscle growth. She asked why the catabolic state was so undesirable (besides the obvious point that I want more muscle), and if I was confident that my body never needs to be in a catabolic state. I wasn’t. Now granted, considering the fact that I’ve lost 20 lbs clearly I’m not always in an anabolic state.
But still, is there any scientific evidence out there addressing the positive side of catabolism? Is there a positive side? Is being anabolic all day safe in the long term?