Originally Posted by davidhdunn
but you hear people say that "muscle weighs more than fat." Any idea how much? Of the extra 10 -12 # I am carrying, how much could reasonably be muscle?
those people are wrong. A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat, not matter how you look at it. However, a pound of muscle will take up a lot less space than a pound of fat b/c it is more dense. In other words you can cram more weight in muscle into a pillow case than you could fat.
Also, the more mucle mass you have the more cals your body will burn, so in essence mucle can help you burn fat. So would you rather have less muscle and weigh mid 170's or more muscle and weight 180?