Can muscle turn to fat?

Someone made the statement the other day to me that “When an athlete stops training their muscle turns to fat” …No, this isn’t true. Fat cells and muscle cells are not the same and it is physiologically impossible…what can happen is when athletes trained hard they required and consume lots of energy (food) when they stop they often continue to consume the same amount of energy this of course is then not utilized via exercise and  will be stored as adipose tissue (fat) Good athletes know to cut back energy (food intake) when they cease to be as active…

By: John Hart

Master’s In Education” (Disability/Rehab)Newcastle University Australia

“Grad Cert Education”Newcastle University” Australia

“Diploma Fitness/Recreation”

“Diploma of Sport and Recreation”

“Cert 4 Personal Training”

“Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach”

Member of ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association)

First Aide Trainer

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