5 lbs of fat VS 5 lbs of muscle

  • ESL_Asian

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    Feb 18, 2013 9:56 AM GMT
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    Now I understand the reason of some guy doesn't look fat but heavy. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:27 AM GMT
    Can I get an extra copy of my Nutrition 101 syllabus? I seem to have misplaced mine...
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:51 AM GMT
    I think they make great paper weights. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:32 AM GMT
    nom nom nom
  • calibro

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    Feb 18, 2013 1:04 PM GMT
    Nabisco saidCan I get an extra copy of my Nutrition 101 syllabus? I seem to have misplaced mine...


    just go to the back building
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    Feb 18, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    Nabisco saidCan I get an extra copy of my Nutrition 101 syllabus? I seem to have misplaced mine...


    Exactly!
  • vintovka

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    Feb 18, 2013 2:17 PM GMT
    Does anyone else find both of those images revolting? Where did they cut that out from? Is that human?
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    Feb 18, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    vintovka saidDoes anyone else find both of those images revolting? Where did they cut that out from? Is that human?


    Lol does it matter? muscle is muscle and fat is fat.. :p It's a no-brainer that fat is larger and.. fatter than muscle lol
  • Havenjock80

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    Feb 18, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    some of you guys are POMPOUS.... and yes. I am talking about you if you feel offended.
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    Feb 18, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    Yeah, to bad it's not taken into consideration when figuring basic Body Mass Index or that of some arbitrarily perceived: H/W proportionate??
  • SkyMiles

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    Feb 18, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    lol, good graphic!
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    Feb 18, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    Oh why did I look at that before breakfast! Aaarrrggghhhh
  • Medjai

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    Feb 18, 2013 4:39 PM GMT
    This is news?
  • Montague

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    Feb 18, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    Now I crave banana pudding and steak.
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    Feb 18, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    Um... that is not five pounds.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Feb 18, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidOh why did I look at that before breakfast! Aaarrrggghhhh
    LOL! I am glad I ate breakfast
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    Feb 18, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    I'll take the fat, comes with complimentary pen! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Zinc

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    Feb 19, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    How come bacon fat is always white?
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    Feb 19, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    So what weighs more ... 5 lbs of fat or 5 lbs of muscle?














    KIDDING!!!
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    Feb 19, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    Zinc saidHow come bacon fat is always white?
    Because pigs are racist.
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:39 AM GMT
    This definitely explains alot.

    I remember my High School Bilogy teacher had these in her class. The kids loved playing with them.

    Moving on.
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidSo what weighs more ... 5 lbs of fat or 5 lbs of muscle?

    5 pounds of feathers. The pile is WAY bigger.
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    Feb 19, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    Shenanigans. That's five pounds of muscle?
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    Fat does displace more volume for its weight than muscle does. It's why overweight people actually are more buoyant in water than muscular, lean ones. It's the basis for determining body fat by immersion in a large water tank (and also why when my fat percentage was less than 10% I would sink like a rock in water).

    But fat isn't all concentrated in a big slab, like that photo above. It can be marbled all throughout the muscle tissue, like a fine cut of steak. And that can lead to some false assumptions about the amount of fat we're carrying.

    When I taught college phy-ed I would do a body fat analysis on my students at the beginning of each semester, as well as a strength test. And I was astonished to discover that trim-looking young men, some with nice muscle definition and 6-packs, no love handles or anything, actually had fat percentages into the mid-20s, which is far from ideal for that age group. And their strength tested below-par, too.

    Their muscles, though still nicely shaped following their growth into adulthood, were in fact riddled with fat. Outward appearances can be deceptive regarding the fat we carry inside us, until it begins to concentrate in obvious places we can observe like the abdomen, which is why I encourage doing a fat analysis. I know the BMI methodology is heavily criticized, but I believe a basic fat analysis remains a useful tool for good health & fitness.
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    Zinc saidHow come bacon fat is always white?


    Guys can't help but to uncontrollably ejaculate all over its baconey goodness.