building muscle

Tipping the balance

posted on September 1, 2005 - 3:33pm
During childhood and adolescence, the body's tissues grow, and the average child becomes taller and stronger at a rapid pace. Then, a long period of apparent stability prevails in adulthood, followed by a gradual loss of strength and increased tissue fragility as people age. In fact, all of life is characterized by the constant competition between anabolism, or tissue building, and catabolism, or...

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