Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fitness myths- Fat weighs more than muscle

“Fat weighs more than muscle! That’s why you are so big!”

If I had a nickle for every time I saw this comment or a variation of it I’d be hanging on a nice tropical island, sipping a frosty adult beverage. It’s a regular comment in fitness circles among those looking to lose weight.

Myth: Fat weighs more than muscle

Fact: A pound is a pound is a pound. A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat which weighs the same as a pound of feathers.

What you really mean: A pound of fat takes up more space than a pound of muscle. This is what leads to you not fitting into your favorite pair of pants.

In order to reduce the size of your posterior assets, you need to combine a healthy diet containing quality foods, reduce portion sizes as needed, train with weights, use interval style cardiovascular training, and increase your overall daily movement.