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HeidiK 06-06-2012 01:58 PM

muscles to fat
 
I have heard that if you do decide to stop training, your muscles you have will turn to fat. Is this true?

bruteforce 06-06-2012 01:59 PM

Nope. Two very different types of tissue. Muscles can shrink and grow, and so can fat cells, but one cannot change to the other.

5kgLifter 06-06-2012 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by HeidiK (Post 248625)
I have heard that if you do decide to stop training, your muscles you have will turn to fat. Is this true?

A qualified doctor once told me that...but it's biologically impossible, as Bruteforce has explained.

Off Road 06-06-2012 02:49 PM

If you stop working out, then you have to adjust your diet accordingly. Otherwise your muscles will shrink but your fat cells will grow, thus giving the apperance of turning muscles to fat.

Trevor Ross 06-06-2012 05:32 PM

Muscles and fat are two different entities entirely. Apples and watermelons to compare them respectively.

DanB 06-17-2012 08:32 AM

The myth that muscle turns into fat is preached far too commonly.. its quite irritating..
As 5kglifter stated above he was even told this by a qualified doctor.. I was also told this by a tutor when doing fd sport & exercise science. Shows that alot of "professionals" often know a little about alot of things rather than the specific science needed for in depth explanations of specific areas..

No, muscle does not turn into fat. :)

BendtheBar 06-17-2012 09:14 AM

I wish fat turned into muscle.

Off Road 06-17-2012 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 251669)
I wish fat turned into muscle.

Not me. I would look funny carrying that much muscle around my mid-section.

DanB 06-17-2012 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 251669)
I wish fat turned into muscle.

x2!

Tannhauser 06-17-2012 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by DanB (Post 251654)
As 5kglifter stated above he was even told this by a qualified doctor.

Just for future reference, 'he' is very much a 'she'. :)


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