Anabolic Music?

If you’re anything like most people, when you hear the word “anabolic” it’s in reference to anabolic steroids. The majority of people don’t properly understand the meaning of anabolic, and it’s opposite, catabolic. Well, I will give a quick definition of each before I twist the meaning a little. Anabolic, in the body is simple substances being made into complex substances, requiring energy (such as using proteins and such to build muscle). Catabolic is the opposite, breaking complex substances down into simple ones, creating energy (such as digesting food or breaking down fat). When most people go into the gym, they go to get bigger, stronger and faster. They want an anabolic effect afterwards to recover from the catabolic workout. However, did you know that this anabolic response most guys want is actually considered the “female” part of the whole process? And the part where they break down the body in training (catabolic) is actually considered the “male” part? I can’t remember the name for this, but it has to do with the anabolic building up and nurturing (female) and the catabolic being powerful and destructive (male).   What has this got to do with music? Now comes the time where I twist the meaning a little. Although the labeling of male and female for catabolic and anabolic comes from the Yin/Yang philosophy or something (first heard this idea from Elliott Hulse), I won’t be talking primarily from there. However, I will still use the labels because I like them. … Continue reading