Myth: If You Stop Weight Training, Muscles Turn to Fat
Truth: Wouldn’t it be nice if fat turned into muscles? Of course, if you believed that, you’d probably believe that muscle can turn back fat if you stop working out. But fat and muscle are two different kinds of tissue that don’t really interact with each other. So, what’s really going on when you stop working out? Why do you look softer and less defined?
You’re losing muscle mass due to a lack of activity, and it’s not actually turning back into fat. If you stop working out and start delving into bad eating habits, then fat accumulates around the muscle, depending on the area of the body. So, if you care about your muscle definition, maintain your exercise routine when possible.