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# Muscle weighs more than fat.

### Thursday, August 26, 2010

If I read this on one more website or forum, I just may have to scream. It couldn't be more inaccurate. It's insane to believe that a pound of anything weighs more than a pound of something else.

Let's see what's heavier...
A) A 10lb baby or a 10lb dumbell?
B) A 15lb block of lead or 15lbs of grass?
C) A \$100.00 bill or \$100.00 in pennies?

If you answered C that pennies are heavier than the bill, then you are correct!

Am I comparing muscle to the \$100.00 bill and fat to the \$100.00 in pennies? Sort of but not in terms of weight just yet. The point is that the value of the two monetary denominations are the same. The value would be the equivalent of weight. No matter which way you break it, \$100 is going to be \$100 just as a pound is going to be a pound. But, undoubtedly one will take up less space than the other.

Review:
\$100.00 bill vs \$100.00 in pennies (same value, but one fits easier into your pockets)
1lb of Muscle vs 1lb of Fat (Same weight but one takes up less space)