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Happy Monday. Make it count and start strong into the week. Be grateful and thank the people around you who have helped you to come so far. Say it at least to one person today. Now go outside for a run or workout. 😎 @inpulsstudio#inpulsworks#inpuls#inpulsstudio
Credit to @smurray_32 - TAG someone who still thinks you can turn fat into muscle?
Let me keep this post short & sweet. Fat tissue & muscle tissue are two completely different things and the myth that one can simply “convert” one into another is completely WRONG. Body compositional changes involving fat and muscle do NOT occur as a result of CONVERIOSN of the two, instead they occur as a result of INCREASES/DECREASES of the two.
Yes, while it is not uncommon in the literature to see overweight participants lose fat while still being able to build a sig. amount of muscle (Demling & DeSanti 2000, Iglay et al 2007, Joseph et al 2001), this is NOT as a result of their excess fat being converted to muscle
Adipose tissue is a metabolically dynamic organ that is the primary site of storage for excess energy (Coelho et al 2013). Therefore, as we know that muscle gain requires energy, EVEN in the absence of a surplus, the stored energy within a fat cell can act as a fuel supply by supplying free fatty acids to be used as an energy source for LBM growth
Following on from this, as the energy from the adipocyte is used, it shrinks/decreases in size (MacLean et al 2015) meaning that you’ll start to look better/leaner as the diet progresses while ALSO looking bigger from having built new muscle tissue. This is where the myth must have stemmed from so can you convert fat to muscle? Well, can you convert poop to $? No, otherwise I’d be a millionaire lol
One day this pain will make sense to you!! 💪🏻💯🏋🏻♂️
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