Typically, any exercise that is aerobic is a catabolic process. These include swimming, jogging and cycling, and other exercises that induce a conversion from using either glucose or glycogen as an energy source, to burning fat to meet the increased energy requirement 18 . Time is crucial in inciting catabolism, as it must burn through glucose/glycogen reserves first 19 . While both are key to a reduction in body fat mass, anabolism and catabolism are contrasting metabolic processes that result in either an increase or decrease in overall body weight. A combination catabolic and anabolic exercises allow the body to reach and maintain ideal body weight.