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Turn Flab Into Muscle

I have been into strength training and fitness for almost 20 years. Started working out when I was 15 years old. Throughout the years, I have heard numerous times the saying "turn fat into muscle". It doesn't work that way. Regardless how often you workout or how much you can bench press, there is no way to turn fat into muscle.

Fat and muscle are two entirely different things. They are made up completely different and you just Cannot turn one into the other. Muscles are fibers that your body uses for movement. If we had no muscle fiber in our body, we could do nothing, we would have no motor skills. We couldn't breath, our heart couldn't beat. We wouldn't exist.

Fat on the other hand is left over calories stored in our fat cells. The more calories we store, the flabbier we get. When we eat 3000 calories in one day and only use 2000 for energy, the remaining calories are stored in our body for later use. Where is it stored? In our fat cells, and it just so happens that the mid section is the main storage area. So if we can't turn our fat into muscle then what can we do?

What we can do is build muscle and use the calories that we have stored for energy. As you build muscle, your body actually has to burn more calories in a day. The more muscle you have, the more calories you are going to burn off. However, in order to tap into the fat stores your already have and decrease the amount of fat on your body, you have to use more calories than you are taking in. If you are consuming 1000 calories a day that you aren't using for energy then even if you are working out, the fat isn't going to go away.

Diet is the key player in this scenario. It's not easy to plan your meals and calculate how many calories you should take in. It's a daunting task, trying to cut calories while making sure you are still getting all of the nutrients that you need. But, if you want to lose the belly flab, it's something that you are going to have to do. Period!

It is possible to lose fat without exercise, however, exercise will make the process a whole lot faster. Doing 30 minutes of cardio exercise in the morning will have your body burning more calories all day long. There are also many products on the market that really do work at speeding up the process. I will talk about some of these in other articles that i will write. I will talk about supplements that I have tried myself such as Creatine, protein shakes, weight loss pills and metabolism boosters. Some of the products can help with the process but they won't do it for you. It will take time and effort on your part. The body you want, isn't going to be given to you. If you want it, you have to work for it.


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