Truth about fat, muscle and body size

12 March 2018 Author: Peter Rana

Why it is that two individuals of a similar height and weight can have very different sized bodies?

The most probable answer is body composition – one has more body fat and way less muscle than the other. But who do you think would look bigger; the one with more muscle or more fat?

Most people associate having greater muscle mass with being ‘bigger’, where in fact volume comparisons of fat and muscle reveal that, on a kilogram to kilogram basis, fat takes up approximately 20% more space than muscle.

So if you’re worried that whole body strength training for weight loss will make you ‘bigger’, don’t! Without question, strength training will positively improve your body shape – especially around your hips, thighs and waist –changing your body composition from fat to muscle. Plus the confidence you’ll gain will certainly impact you physically, emotionally and socially. And that’s the truth.