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    Adrenaline has catabolic effects... Interesting...

    So I'm reading about anabolism/catabolism on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catabolism and find this
    # Classic anabolic hormones include

    * Growth hormone
    * IGF1 and other insulin-like growth factors
    * Insulin
    * Testosterone
    * Estrogen

    # Classic catabolic hormones include

    * Cortisol
    * Glucagon
    * Adrenalin and other catecholamines
    * Cytokines
    Adrenalin is catabolic? Makes sense scientifically though. I think I'm gonna think twice about slamming on the gas and flipping a guy next to me at the red light

    Do you guys/gals think it has a very significant impact?
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    If you're stressed out all the time, it's going to really hurt your gains - no doubt about it.
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