Monday, January 25, 2010

Don't Believe What You Read

Yesterday, I was reading the Sunday newspaper. There was an article in the sports section about the success of a local training facility in preparing players for the NFL draft.

I'm reading along about the prospects and their different goals when I see this...

"Some players...need to gain weight. Others need to lose some, or convert body fat to muscle. Others need to rehab injuries or show the NFL their rehab is complete."

You CANNOT convert fat to muscle. Period.

Muscle and fat are two different types of tissue. You can't turn wood into stone, you can't turn plastic into metal, you can't turn a leg bone into a liver and you can't turn fat into muscle!

Unfortunately, this kind of misinformation is rampant. No wonder the average person doesn't get the results they want from their exercise program.


gingersnapper said...

Bwaahaa! I was hoping to convert some of my fat to fuel for running my car! Or maybe into gold bullion.

It's shocking to see misinformation like that perpetuated.

Mickey said...

Amen, gingersnapper. It's bad enough when you see stuff like that on some uneducated person's blog but it's much worse when it's in a newspaper or magazine.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I checked out your blog. Congrats on disgarding 60 lb. of fat. If everyone ate as you do (whole, fresh foods, very minimal processed food), there wouldn't be nearly as many overweight people.