Can muscle turn into fat?

February 6th 2020 at 6:11pm

No. Muscle and fat are two separate issues. The number one thing that makes you fat is eating too much food – more calories than you burn. If you stop lifting, you’re burning fewer calories. And lifters usually eat more to support their training. So it’s the combination of not lifting and not eating less that turns some muscular guys into fat guys.

But muscle can’t turn into fat, just like mud can’t turn into gold. If you quit lifting, your muscles mass will decrease over time because there’s no training to stimulate your body to keep it. And your body-fat level will increase if you don’t start eating less (since you burn less). The obvious solution when you stop lifting is to also stop eating so much.


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