How do you gain weight?  What is a pound?  What does it look like?  Well, here’s a representation of what 5lbs of muscle looks like versus what 5lbs of fat looks like.  If you put them both on the scale, they are identical.  However, as you look at them, they are absolutely NOT the same, right? Muscle is SIGNIFICANTLY more dense than fat.  What that ultimately means is that it takes up significantly less space.  So, even though it’s still 5lbs, it is much smaller.  Therefore, if we make an application out of this, it means that as we workout we lose fat and build muscle, right?  So, if you lose 5lbs of fat and gain 5lbs of muscle, what does the scale say?  Nothing.  Same.  No change.  Frustration.  But what does reality say?  Clothes fit better, measurements are smaller and you look and feel like a whole new person.  It’s only 5lbs.

Fat vs. muscle