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Muscle Does Not Turn to Fat if You Stop Exercising


Myth: Muscle turns to fat when you stop exercising. Muscles and fats are made up of very different types of cells that have completely different functions. Skeletal muscles get larger when a person exercises primarily from hypertrophy; in other words, the person isn’t gaining more muscle cells (which would be hyperplasia), rather, the ones they have are just getting bigger, […]

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