Muscle Vs Fat

23 Oct


Contrary to popular belief muscle does not weigh more than fat, no two things of the same weight, can then be different in weight. 1lb is 1lb the old joke of what weighs more 1lb of feathers or 1lb of bricks should jog a few peoples memories. However 1lb of bricks would take up a lot less room than 1lb of feathers wouldnt it.
The truth is muscle is smoother and firmer, more dense than fat. Therefore takes up less space and appears smaller. Fat is bulky and uneven and take up more room. So the correct term to explain this would be muscle is heavier by volume than fat.
Two people can weigh the same but if the bodyfat percentage differs so will their appearance. This is why knowing the bodyfat percentage is so important and the scale weight alone is so misleading.

One Response to “Muscle Vs Fat”

  1. L-Jay Health October 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    great post

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