Does Muscle Weigh More than Fat?

How many times have you heard someone say, “don’t worry about the scale, muscle weighs more than fat?” I don’t know about you but, if I had a dollar for every time someone said that, I’d be rich by now! So, let’s answer this question once and for all! Does muscle weigh more than fat? If you said “No” then you’re right on the money!

One pound of muscle = one pound of fat, which also equals one pound of cotton and one pound of rice. Get where I’m going this? One pound = one pound regardless of the material. Muscle, however, is more dense than fat, which is why there is a misconception that muscle weighs more. Muscle will take up less space in your body, which is why many people add weights to their workout regimen. If you are not already doing so, consider adding weights or resistance bands to your workouts as well and watch the changes that your body makes as you build muscle; and please let me know how it goes. I’d love to see your results!

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