It has to be said that many people can’t tell the difference between muscle and fat, not only visually but also functionally. So a lot of people will say “how do you look so strong, but have no strength, empty long a muscle” “so-and-so to exercise after their fat into muscle, good fierce” and so on.
The problem is, muscle and fat don’t convert to each other. Fat is simply energy, muscle is simply the power of your body. Fat sources in the body are usually synthesized from carbohydrates in the diet or supplemented directly from fats in the diet. Muscles are based on proteins, and proteins are based on amino acids. They’re completely different things, and they don’t convert to each other.
But why do many people get the illusion that “fat turns to muscle” after exercise? This is because you already have muscle (crap, you’re dead without muscle), but it’s just hidden under a thick layer of fat. Wait until after reducing weight successfully, the muscle below adipose show, make you have adipose unavoidably the illusion that becomes muscle.
For the same mass, the ratio of muscle to fat is about 1:1.4. But the body USES much more energy per day to maintain muscle than fat does, so people with more muscle have a higher basal metabolic rate and are less likely to gain weight. (your basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy you need to burn off each day.) why are so many muscular men still covered in fat at the gym? That brings us to the question.
Gain muscle and lose fat
The distinction between gaining muscle and losing fat seems to be a very simple one. But there are still a lot of misconceptions.
Many people think that building muscle is nothing more than training equipment to increase strength and muscle dimensions. Fat loss is running on a treadmill and riding a bike with a trainer. Indeed, this cannot be mistaken. But it completely misses the point.
The essential difference between gaining muscle and losing fat is diet.
The essence of fat loss is that you consume more calories per day than you consume. Therefore, besides, to exercise to burn calories, control the calories of the diet, but also the necessary means to reduce fat.
The essence of building muscle is to maintain your “positive nitrogen balance.”Positive nitrogen balance means your body is consuming more nitrogen than you are consuming, which means your body is producing more protein than it is breaking down. Because when you exercise, your training will cause the muscle to be destroyed, and the protein you take home is used to replenish the damaged muscle, during the process, the original muscle fibre will gradually grow. Only by maintaining a “positive nitrogen balance” can your muscles grow. But to maintain a “positive nitrogen balance,” you have to take in enough amino acids and proteins, not enough of them, but enough of them, and for the body to take in these amino acids and proteins, you have to have enough carbohydrate support. Therefore, the diet that increases muscle, must be high carbohydrate, high protein.
So back to the question above, do you remember why so many muscular men at the gym still have a thick layer of fat on them? Because they’re building muscle.