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 Post subject: Does muscle weigh more than fat?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:54 pm 
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That's all I wanted to ask- thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Does muscle weigh more than fat?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:24 am 
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Yes, muscle does weigh more than fat!


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 Post subject: Re: Does muscle weigh more than fat?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2001 5:53 am 
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I sure hope so....LOL - that's my excuse.


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 Post subject: Re: Does muscle weigh more than fat?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2001 5:34 am 
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Does this mean that if I turn fat into muscle by doing cardiovascular work, I won't be losing any "weight" as such? Does losing body fat and replacing it with muscle result in weight GAIN?<BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Does muscle weigh more than fat?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2001 5:40 am 
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Yes, that is what I have been told. When you lose fat and gain muscle it weighs more. That is why you can't go directly by the numbers on the scale.


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 Post subject: Re: Does muscle weigh more than fat?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2001 12:21 pm 
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Yes, Dancelite, this is true, but your body composition will change. You will FEEl stronger because you have more muscle mass, and less fat. Your endurance will also increase from doing cardiovascular work, and your muscles may have more "definition". We shouldn't only use weight, per se, as a criteria for being "in shape". Remember, we DO need some body fat, too!! Teehee! Body fat insulates and protects our organs, and is an energy/fuel source, which we dancers need plenty of energy, right????!!!<BR>Also, fat doesn't "turn into" muscle. They are two different substances. Cardio burns fat; strength training work like dance class, working out at a gym, sit-ups, push-ups will build muscle mass. <p>[This message has been edited by trina (edited August 04, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Does muscle weigh more than fat?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2001 1:56 pm 
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Fat is also necessary for the manufacture and storing of estrogen, which is a very necessary hormone.


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