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christina56

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 06:22
What weighs more?...muscle or fat?...answer to be revealed later...
Helewis

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 06:46
Muscle
Gabbie1018

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 07:37
They weigh the same...5lbs of fat just takes up more space than 5lbs of muscle. 5lbs whether it is muscle or fat is 5 lbs..right?

Bodicea

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 07:44
I'm with Gabbie1018 - 5 lbs is 5 lbs, no matter if it's muscle or fat or bricks and feathers... Joyce
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Helewis

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 08:24
Great answers. Makes sense
helenvan

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 11:08
Okay, if fat takes up more space than muscle than by that logic a piece of fat with the same physical dimensions as a piece of muscle will weigh less.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 11:14
It's like asking if bananas weigh more than oranges! A pound of each = a pound of each!!
christina56

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 13:08
Thanks to everyone who answered. Here is a great explanation from WeightWatchers.ca

Muscle does not weigh more than fat, any more than lead weighs more than feathers. A pound is a pound is a pound. Where the misunderstanding often comes in is that muscle is much more dense than fat, so that, by volume, it seems to weigh more. That is, a pound of muscle occupies less space than a pound of fat. In addition, because a pound of muscle burns more fat than a pound of fat, even at rest, by increasing your lean muscle tissue mass, you're helping your body burn more calories.
christina56

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 13:22
thanks everyone for answering...seems that my original answer has gone for a review...perhaps because I quoted someone...hopefully everyone will get to read the explanation to my question...in the meantime though just know that it doesn't matter...a pound is a pound is pound. A pound of feathers = a pound of lead and so on...
Hoser

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 13:30
The answer to this question is that the question is worded badly.

One cubic inch of muscle weighs more than one cubic inch of fat. One pound of muscle weighs exactly the same as one pound of at. Or, put another way, muscle is denser than fat.
christina56

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 13:38
if my original answer does get posted, it addresses the issue of volume
Hoser

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 13:53
What do you mean by "get posted"? Where? You can post it here any time you want.
christina56

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 13:57
apparently not; a message came up saying that it's gone to "moderation" or something to that effect; I've never seen that message before but then I have never quoted anyone before and never did the "copy/paste" either; not sure...
Ingria

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 14:36
Try to send a message to support, there is a link at the bottom. It happened to me several times, and I did not see much difference between the posts that were moderated, and the ones that were not. All were posted after I sent an e-mail.
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christina56

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 14:40
ok, last comment on my question...it was a little bit of a trick question in that had I asked "what weighs more a pound of muscle or a pound of fat" everyone would have thought I was nuts. In any case, it was supposed to be just a little fun excercise.
christina56

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 14:47
Thanks Ingria
christina56

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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 18:59
just noticed that my answer has been posted...the explanation from Weight Watchers is very good.



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