Why is a running magazine publishing incorrect information and fueling a myth? MUSCLE does NOT weigh more than FAT!! A lb of muscle and a lb of fat is a POUND!! Surely some people can remember their school days - weighing a pound of feathers against a pound of something else!! I'm disappointed!! see this article on weight watchers website:
Ask the Personal Trainer: Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat? We resolve the controversy once and for all. Article By: William R. Sukala, MS, CS 'Muscle does not weigh more than fat, any more than lead weighs more than feathers. A pound is a pound is a pound. Where the misunderstanding often comes in is that muscle is much more dense than fat, so that, by volume, it seems to weigh more. That is, a pound of muscle occupies less space than a pound of fat. In addition, because a pound of muscle burns more fat than a pound of fat, even at rest, by increasing your lean muscle tissue mass, you're helping your body burn more calories.' Please RW check your facts before publishing rubbish!
Posted: 05/06/2013 at 07:56