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5 lbs of muscle vs 5 lbs of fat PICTURE!

KissxxKissxx Posts: 99Member Posts: 99Member
fat-v-muscle.jpg

just to have an image of the phrase "muscle weighs more than fat"
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  • BellyrollBellyroll Posts: 316Member Posts: 316Member
    WOw thank you very much this is very helpful
  • GeminiStayFreshGeminiStayFresh Posts: 41Member Posts: 41Member
    cool and gross at the same time
  • gothicprophetgothicprophet Posts: 189Member Posts: 189Member
    Love it!
  • Heather75Heather75 Posts: 3,386Member Member Posts: 3,386Member Member
    So muscle DOES weigh more than fat?
  • KissxxKissxx Posts: 99Member Posts: 99Member
    @bellyroll wow ur profile pictures is cool too! ive lost around 15 lbs and im pretty sure that i havent lost ALL 15 lbs of body fat. thanks!
  • bunchesonothingbunchesonothing Posts: 1,015Member Member Posts: 1,015Member Member
    So, the fat, really looks like fairly real fat, minus some more blood interspersed. The muscle(obviously there for size only) doesn't look quite as real. But, the fat inside us does look quite a bit like that.
  • stc74stc74 Posts: 297Member Member Posts: 297Member Member
    muscle is more dense than fat.
  • blacktallonblacktallon Posts: 38Member Posts: 38Member
    Nice! Thats both helpful and interesting. I always wondered what it looked like in comparison.
  • UnawareCrayonUnawareCrayon Posts: 1Member Posts: 1Member
    Yes, muscle weighs more than fat because it takes less muscle area to equal 5 lbs than it does for fat.

    If you were to take the same surface area as that 5 lbs of fat - you'd probably have close to 10 lbs of muscle or more.
  • torregrotorregro Posts: 307Member Posts: 307Member
    So muscle DOES weigh more than fat?

    No, as shown in these plastic models, 5# of anything weighs the same as 5# of anything else. But.........muscle is more dense and compact, so 5# of muscles is much smaller than 5# of fat, hence the reduction in your waist size when you lose fat and build muscle even if the scale isn't reflecting a big weight loss.
  • JulieBoBooJulieBoBoo Posts: 642Member Posts: 642Member
    So muscle DOES weigh more than fat?

    No, they're both 5lbs. But muscle is way denser than fat, burns more calories than fat, is much better for you than fat and is also more aesthetically pleasing :)

    However, if you took the same volume of muscle and fat, you'd have more muscle and then it would weigh more than fat.
  • KissxxKissxx Posts: 99Member Posts: 99Member
    So muscle DOES weigh more than fat?

    No, as shown in these plastic models, 5# of anything weighs the same as 5# of anything else. But.........muscle is more dense and compact, so 5# of muscles is much smaller than 5# of fat, hence the reduction in your waist size when you lose fat and build muscle even if the scale isn't reflecting a big weight loss.

    ^this :)
  • JenalynJenalyn Posts: 17Member Posts: 17Member
    Thanks for sharing the picture - good to know!
  • minnie86minnie86 Posts: 187Member Posts: 187Member
    cool beans...but gross
  • kmshredkmshred Posts: 393Member Member Posts: 393Member Member
    WOHAAAAA!
  • bjohsbjohs Posts: 1,273Member Member Posts: 1,273Member Member
    1. Yes, pound for pound, muscle and fat are equal in weight but muscle will take up less volume (more dense or compact). This is why the scale may not move but your clothes continue to feel looser and your measurements become smaller.

    2. Volume for volume, meaning exactly the same size, muscle will weigh more than fat. Again, due to its density. But when comparing volume to volume, you would also weigh much more on the scale even if your measurements were exactly the same.

    The reason why number 2 is nearly impossible to achieve is due to the amount of time and dedication it takes to strength and weight train. Numerous hours in the gym and specific diets to increase muscle. So if you just started working out and your muscles are sore, or you have been working out for a week or two, it is most likely water weight gain and fluids building up in your body while your muscles heal. It is impossible to gain that much muscle volume (to replace the same volume of fat) in a week's or month's time.
  • angelicdisgraceangelicdisgrace Posts: 2,071Member Member Posts: 2,071Member Member
    Wow! That's actually a good reminder as to why I need to continue my healthy life style and exercise regime.
  • kstwkstw Posts: 52Member Member Posts: 52Member Member
    So our bodies sometimes reflect a loss of inches even when we don't lose 'weight'. While the fat is being reduced, we gain muscle in its place. Our bodies are more compacted...less loose fat...so even if the weight stays the same we can see the difference in losing inches!
  • bjohsbjohs Posts: 1,273Member Member Posts: 1,273Member Member
    So our bodies sometimes reflect a loss of inches even when we don't lose 'weight'. While the fat is being reduced, we gain muscle in its place. Our bodies are more compacted...less loose fat...so even if the weight stays the same we can see the difference in losing inches!

    Exactly.
  • DrHDLMDrHDLM Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    Muscle has Iron (a metal) inside i much bigger quantities than fat. that's the main difference in weight/Volume
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