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N0T0RI0US
01-14-2015, 04:00 AM
If i was to lose 12lbs of fat and then pack on 12lbs on muscle would my joints recognize the difference ? Im thinking that 12lbs of muscle would be easier on joints/body then 12lbs of fat but im not entirely sure...

jamiesays
01-14-2015, 12:05 PM
i'd imagine that 12lbs of weight is 12lbs of weight no matter what it is

NorthernMusicia
01-14-2015, 03:28 PM
Muscles only do one thing. They contract. They don't push. That means your joints will be subject to the same weight, however, connective tissue is also strengthened with exercise and so the joints are more likely to be held in a proper position meaning less joint problems.

BigNattyBiceps
01-23-2015, 09:33 PM
If i was to lose 12lbs of fat and then pack on 12lbs on muscle would my joints recognize the difference ? Im thinking that 12lbs of muscle would be easier on joints/body then 12lbs of fat but im not entirely sure...


well as long as u take care of your joints, 12 lb is 12 lb.

SocksOfEinstein
01-26-2015, 09:27 PM
This is just a halfass guess, but atrophied muscles can be associated with low bone density and weak joints from poor nutrition, and the opposite for hypertrophied muscles. So in a manner of speaking, high muscle is easier on the skeletal system than high fat.

mo7amad94
02-06-2015, 12:17 AM
no difference

Raggi108
12-30-2015, 03:02 PM
probably not

Ashe133
01-11-2016, 08:02 PM
Muscles only do one thing. They contract. They don't push. That means your joints will be subject to the same weight, however, connective tissue is also strengthened with exercise and so the joints are more likely to be held in a proper position meaning less joint problems.

Good to know

ilgarx
01-14-2016, 01:34 PM
12lbs of muscle is much better than 12lbs of fat lol

Beaudiesel1987
02-22-2016, 09:40 AM
Muscle can help support the joint and take strain off it as well, so yeah, 12lb of muscle is better than 12lb of fat.