Does muscle weigh more then fat?

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2008/09/08 16:38:27 (permalink)

Does muscle weigh more then fat?

Does muscle weigh more then fat? I keep looking at that darn scale,I should throw it in the garbage!!!!

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    Andelyn
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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/08 16:50:55 (permalink)
    Hey Dawn.  :)  They had a segment or something on the news once where they had one pound of fat and one pound of muscle.  (just plastic "fake" fat and muscle - I guess it was plastic material).  Anyway, it was obvious from that demonstration that the one pound of muscle looked WAY smaller than the one pound of body fat.  They were each one pound in terms of weight, but the fat was much bigger in size, and the muscle was much smaller in size.

    Does that make sense?  So people all the time are arguing about whether muscle weighs more than fat.  And although "a pound is a pound" - the fat does take up more space than dense muscle, which takes up less space.  So, two people could have the exact same height and weight, but the one with more body fat would look bigger and the other person with more muscle would look smaller and slimmer.

    I hope that helps.  That is my understanding of the fat vs. muscle debate.

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    Dawn
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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/08 16:58:04 (permalink)

    I think I understand, like I said in a past post of mine, my measurements are pretty close when I was 120,but I weigh more cause its muscle and water weight right? Im 128-130 it goes up and down, so I look then 120 cause of my measurements? 

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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/08 17:07:14 (permalink)
    Yes, I'd agree that if you have similar measurements to when you were 120 pounds, that you are only weighing more because of your muscle gains.  :)  If you gain muscle, you will gain some "weight" in pounds, but it's the good kind - muscle and not fat.  :)

    Be happy - you look great and so tiny and thin!  I can see your muscles and they look beautiful and healthy, but yet you are still very tiny!  (I checked out your links to the 2 pictures on the other post).  You still look like a teenager.  It's inspirational - I want to look like you.  I need to go running like you :)

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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/08 17:15:14 (permalink)
    Dawn - I agree with Andelyn your muscle gains are making you weigh more.  Don't focus too much on the scale.  Consider how your clothes fit and how you look and feel!
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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/08 17:20:40 (permalink)

    TY! girls You made me feel alot better!!! I need to focus more on measurements and not the scale!!

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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/08 20:25:01 (permalink)
    As Covert Bailey once said - throw out the scale.  If you ever have the opportunity to purchase any of his books in the Fit or Fat series, you will be very enlightened!
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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/08 20:46:18 (permalink)

    TY! I will check out my library! This will really help me and focus more on my measurements

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    Re:Does muscle weigh more then fat? 2008/09/12 16:53:13 (permalink)
    I have some Charlene Prickett workouts (It Figures was on tv) and she says that on one of her workouts.
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