• Muscle is denser than fat. Obese people have no trouble floating in water!
  • Muscle weighs more than fat, That is why people that go on proper nutrition and work out often do not lose a lot of weight but change body shape.
  • Fat is less dense that muscle; it weighs less per unit volume. Put another way, you'd need a larger volume of fat to equal the mass of a smaller volume of meat.
  • Apparently, you never watch shows like "The Biggest Loser". Many times they "plateau", and it's usually when their muscle-mass increase replaces their fat-loss. Muscle weighs more than fat.
  • Muscle weighs more than fat :)
  • Your boyfriend was wrong.
  • Muscle weighs more than fat b/c it is more dense.
  • Thats true. When my dad started loosing weight and gaining muscle I think he weighed a bit more, if not the same, then he orginally did when he was overweight.My guess is that muscle is more compacted, and you nede alot more of it...fat is kinda like body juice and the muscle is like lean meat of a cow.
  • Edited: I thought AB ate this answer but I guess it got regurgitated. :p
  • I heard that muscle is 7 times as dense as fat, so that a cubic centimeter of muscle weighs 7 times as much as a cc of fat.
  • Here is a simple way to show your boyfriend that you are right. Get a steak with a nice size bit of fat on it. The fat should be big enough that you can cut it off. Do so. Now you have separate chunks of fat and muscle. Drop both in a sufficiently big container of water. The meat will sink and the fat will float. Then ask your boy friend which is heavier. ;-)
  • I am confused, I think a lb of fat weighs the same as a lb of muscle but I am not sure how that works with conversion tables. I think a lb of fat weighs 453.59 grams. If you take those grams and multiply them by the square root of a cube of fat, (I puked while trying this) then you will discover that those grams turn into 154,564.8 ounces. You take those ounces of fat and compare them to the inverse of the same lb of muscle, you get a slightly different figure. It gets a tad tecnical from here on out but basically when you follow this thought process out to full circle, it turns out that muscle does actually weigh less than fat. Sorry, gotta side tith the BF on this one. (The metric system is a tool of the devil.)
  • Perhaps you should rethink your choice of boyfriend. He is wrong. He's probably the know it all type which if he is and he's wrong about that, he's probably wrong about all the other stuff too.
  • Muscle weighs much more than fat.
  • Muscle is DENSER than fat. This means that for a given volume, muscle will outweigh fat. This is why people with a low body fat will tend to sink in a swimming pool and those with a high body fat will tend to float better.
  • Muscle fat is part of body weight. If you have a fat head that is also, part of body weight. This is just an example.
  • Are you talking about density? Fat is less dense than muscle, that's why fat people float and skinny people sink. +5
  • Muscle weighs more than fat.
  • he's wrong. As far as size goes muscle weighs MORE than fat.

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