Anabolism is a set of metabolic pathways in the body that synthesize complex molecules from simpler ones. While many different anabolic pathways in the body. The greatest impact on muscle growth involves the buildup of complex muscle proteins. From simpler building blocks known as amino acids, the accumulation of muscle protein ultimately drives muscle growth. In terms of diet, established that muscle protein synthesis increases considerably after consuming the right type of protein. Highlighting the need for high quality protein for maximal muscle growth. On the other hand, two other anabolic processes also influence muscle growth, yet in a more indirect fashion. The anabolic buildup of muscle glycogen polymers from simpler sugar glucose is incredibly important for muscle growth. Glycogen functions as the primary energy source during muscular contraction. Especially while lifting heavy weights. In addition, studies shown that lack of muscle glycogen promotes the catabolic breakdown of muscle protein.
While pretty straightforward that adequate muscle glycogen is important for optimal muscle growth. Consuming simple sugars like sucrose (table sugar) or glucose. Deleteriously influence muscle growth by rapidly increasing blood insulin levels. Surprisingly, tends to quickly desensitize the potency of a key biochemical process that promotes muscle growth. Simple sugars need avoided as much as possible.
Finally, the anabolic process that converts fatty acids into triglycerides also vitally influences muscle growth. Too much fat or fatty acids in your diet will increase triglyceride production and increase body fat. Studies shown increased body fat decreases muscle protein synthesis. On the other hand, certain fatty acids show to stimulate testosterone production for greater muscle growth. Taken together, ingesting the right amount and type of fatty acids promotes greater muscle growth. Making them a critical part of an anabolic diet.