What’s the difference between fat and muscle?
Well, fat simply takes up a lot more room per kilo for starters!
Muscle is dense and shapely. Fat is bulky and shapeless.
You can actively contract muscle. Fat jiggles.
After genetics, muscle is 100% determined by activity (type, severity, and frequency of the stimulus).
After genetics, fat is 100% determined by long-term fuel balance (fuel absorbed – fuel expended).
After puberty and initial training growth, muscles do not increase or decrease dramatically in a short period. The exceptions are injury or steroid use.
Fat can increase or decrease dramatically in a short period.
Muscle burns around 5-6 calories per pound. Fat burns around 2-3 calories per pound.
Muscle gives you power. Fat is dead weight.
Muscle is proportionately distributed throughout the body if you’re following a balanced training program. Fat is stored mostly around the middle.
Muscle makes physical labor easier. Fat makes physical labor harder.
You can isolate and train specific areas of muscle. You cannot isolate specific areas of fat (i.e. spot reducing).
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