fat vs muscle in weight

4 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
117 Posts
Nov 25, 2014 1:10am
via Android

so the first 5 months I've been using this my weight went down 5 pounds ... making me 5'2 and 120 lbs . then I really got into weights and formed definition and was 126 lbs. i hit a plateau haven't changed routine still eating healthy but I'm now on month 9 and 130 lbs. could that really be muscle mass or is it fat coming back since I don't do cardio anymore.

if your willing please share your progress so others will know we're not alone in the number game.

25 Nov
So you started at 125 and now the scale says 130. There could be any number of reasons for small fluctuations with our weight. Its great you're toning but don't read to much into this difference. How do you look? Feel? and in the end a pound is a pound whether its fat or muscle..muscle is just more dense (less mass needed to equal a pound) you may have added some muscle but you'd have to lift some serious weight to pack on 10 pounds of muscle, not that it's impossible
Image_thumb
364 Posts
Nov 25, 2014 1:23am
via Android

Muscle is heavier than fat.

25 Nov
Muscle is leaner than fat you may weigh more but you will feel better in your clothes
Image_thumb
817 Posts
Nov 25, 2014 2:34am
via Android

9 months to gain 10 lbs of muscle is definitely realistic. Even more so since it's your first 9 months. If your jeans still fit don't worry about it lol.

Image_thumb
384 Posts
Nov 25, 2014 12:47pm
via Android

Throw away the scales, they dont lie but they don't tell you the full story...

They will disheartened and demotivate you...Let the mirror be your guide...the changes will push you further!!

Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,181 topics, 38,202 posts

Motivation & Support

8,527 topics, 41,862 posts

App Updates

4 topics, 29 posts

Ask the Pros

701 topics, 1,791 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,871 topics, 12,161 posts

Trainer Tools

3 topics, 13 posts

Featured Training Programs

March Madness

March Madness

Intense Time 2 Weeks
At-Home Bootcamp

At-Home Bootcamp

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Weight Loss 1

Weight Loss 1

Casual Time 4 Weeks
Kettlebell: Stabilize

Kettlebell: Stabilize

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Cross Training with Yoga

Cross Training with Yoga

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Ring in Spring

Ring in Spring

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 6 mins  
Chest   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Rings
Muscle Into Spring

Muscle Into Spring

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell
Cardio Keen

Cardio Keen

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 13 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Cardio Machine
Leg Blaster

Leg Blaster

Intense Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Lower Body  
All About Balance

All About Balance

Casual Ic_time_32x32 12 mins  
Legs  
Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Casual Ic_time_32x32 7 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Wall