Muscle Myths and Fat Facts
Did you know muscle weighs heavier than fat, but takes up less space. Muscle is toned, firm and tight where as fat is soft, lumpy & ugly. Fat will never turn into muscle and muscle will never turn into fat. The reason is simple. Body fat and muscle are two completely different tissues. They have different structures and functions, they react to training in different ways and one does not have the capability to turn into the other. It is important to recognize that when we consume any type of food in excess, whether it is carbohydrates, protein or dietary fat, it will be converted to body fat. Any form of exercise, at any intensity—aerobic training, resistance training, going out for a walk —burns calories and is, therefore, better than doing nothing at all. Muscle is very different from fat. Weight training is the easiest way to control and monitor the changes in your muscle physiology. By manipulating your sets, reps and weight lifted you can achieve various responses.Unlike fat, each muscle can be specifically targeted, so you can choose the specific area you would like to improve. With that said, realise that while you can work your abdominal muscles, for example, you may not see the enhanced shape and form if you have a thick layer of fat covering them up.For more information on the above why not call into the Maryborough Club and meet up with one of our Personal Trainers or call the club directly on 021 4918327 to speak to a staff member.