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Correcting Broscience: Fat Turning into Muscle
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.

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Hmmmm. I can't really say. I know general things about fitness, health, and nutrition but I can't say what would work for you personally. I think it may really depend on several factors. I know for me personally, it was easier for me to lose fat first, and then build up muscle (I was MUCH larger). As far as leaning and building mass, sprinting and lifting was golden for me, especially when I started doing the pyramid training. @richardtoth
@richardtoth If you want an intense cardio+strength workout, I recommend giving Shaun T's Insanity Max 30 workout! It's just 30 minutes of intense work everyday!
@mchlyang always killing it with the workout recommendations, dude! Haha @alywoah I love this "broscience corrected" collection. Followinggggg <3