3 years ago5,000+ Views
Hey my bros, fat cannot convert into muscle, or vice-versa. It's physiologically IMPOSSIBLE. Fat (adipose) and muscle are two different tissues. It's the same as how coal can't turn into gold. Coal is coal, gold is gold. This is the same concept with muscle and fat.
Another cool fact: fat cells can grow or shrink in size, but the number of fat cells stay the same. Researchers concluded that the fat cells didn't last forever, but died and were replaced by new fat cells at the same rate, resulting in a stable number of fat cells. (Webmd)
When you are weight training, you can both build muscle and cause fat loss, but they are two separate results from lifting. You're gonna see a lot of articles that shout in obnoxious print, "turn fat into muscle!" It doesn't really work like that. But hey -- I guess it's great for marketing.

Oh heyy Homer. Hey.

@mchlyang always killing it with the workout recommendations, dude! Haha @alywoah I love this "broscience corrected" collection. Followinggggg <3
leaning up but still building mass
ooh I see. But it's true that fat fuels muscle growth, right? so it doesn't turn into muscle, but it's like food for muscles?
I also agree with @Mchlyang -- circuit training helps.
@VinMcCarthy I know you wanted to know about fat turning into muscle...
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