Busting the Muscle Mass Myth
Why "Muscle is Heavier than Fat" is a
Everyone has heard it said, at least once in their lifetime, that “muscle is heavier than fat.” Oddly, while there is some strange truth to that statement, the
fact remains that a pound is a pound is a pound. Therefore, a pound of muscle really just weighs exactly the
same as a pound of fat, the only difference being the amount of mass. A pound of muscle takes up less space than
a pound of fat. So why is this ‘myth’ always being perpetrated? Here are some thoughts on that!
|Muscle is heavier than fat myth is being
perpetuated as another excuse
to avoid facing the truth about one's fitness and body shape.
Muscle Is Heavier So I Am Not Really that
The one ‘excuse’ many overweight people will use is the old, “Muscle is heavier than fat, so since I exercise
regularly and am very strong, I’m not as fat as the scales would lead you to believe.” Actually, the unfortunate
reality is you are probably heavier than even you care to admit! Yes, muscle is more compact and you can actually
gain a bit of weight when working on those muscles. But it is unlikely that you will accomplish much in terms of
weight loss or increasing your muscle mass, without a proven effective workout regimen like the Arnold blueprint to mass workout.
It Only Takes Looking in the Mirror
If you doubt that your fat cells outweigh your muscle cells, take a long and honest look in the mirror. If you
don’t see ultra-defined muscles at key locations on your body, then you are probably just fooling yourself. If you
find that you are dieting yet gaining a bit of weight, you should ask yourself if you are truly dieting or are you simply eating less but of foods with a higher
caloric content? Some dieters find that they are losing inches yet gaining weight and so they get frustrated and
stop dieting altogether. This is a huge mistake!
|By combining a good nutrition plan with
a regular exercise and bodybuilding program,
one can build a muscular body for better fitness and health.
The Recipe for Success
If you are one of the millions of US residents seeking to shed pounds so that you can look and feel your best,
there is a recipe for success that you are probably aware of but haven’t had the ambition to try as yet. Not only
can you take weight loss supplements to curb your appetite but you can also increase the amount of physical
exercise you do each day. Aerobics is good but have you considered working out to build strong firm muscles?
A Combined Attack on Fat
If you look at combatting fat like fighting in a world war, you will see that you need to attack it from a wide
range of different directions. Not only should you curb the amount of carbs and fats you eat daily, but you also
need to increase the amount of foods containing antioxidants that are beneficial to weight loss because they help
cleanse the body of those impurities that eventually lead to fat. Combine aerobic exercise with those that help build specific muscles and you will have a formula for
success. Various diet aids along with a good exercise and workout regimen will be the key to success each and