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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.

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Exercise in the morning

 

The best workout is the one you get done. It doesn’t matter if research says you’ll get better results working out in the afternoon, or you will burn more fat in the morning. If you do not actually get up and get it done, the fat is going nowhere.

Get up, get it done, and stop figuring out new ways to skip your workout.