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One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle

Oct 7, 2013

Many people say that muscle weighs more than fat, but in reality, a pound is a pound. One pound of fat is going to weigh the same as one pound of muscle – just like one pound of bricks is going to weigh the same as one pound of feathers. The difference is, muscle and fat differ in density. Muscle is about 18% more dense than fat. One pound of muscle occupies less space (volume) within the body than one pound of fat.

Benefits Of Having More Lean muscle mass:

Having more muscle mass in your body will:

  • Create a leaner physique
  • Reduce your risk of injury
  • Increase strength, stability, power and endurance
  • Improve balance and mobility
  • Improve the way you feel about yourself
  • Increase energy and vitality
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Create metabolic reserve in times of traumas such as (car accidents and burns)
  • Increase your metabolic efficiency
  • Improve insulin sensitivity and improve blood glucose control


Schedule a complimentary fit evaluation so we can get to know you and your goals and build you a customized training program to reach them.