Lean Muscle or Weight Loss?

new monitorI’ve been pondering – which is better, to gain more lean muscle or to lose more weight?

What do you think?

Well, my first thought is – how the heck am I going to tell the difference?

Ah, so now you know why I have bought this new swanky looking body composition monitor.

As we know, lean muscle weighs more than fat, so whilst we all want to slim down and look good, my lean muscle goal means that my weight may increase.

As I’ve already dropped from just under 95 kgs a few years ago to a stable weight of around 79kg, I’m okay about adding a few extra kgs.

However, I do expect to continue to slim down – measured daily by my belt notches – and over the weeks by whether I need to buy new super-slim shirts.

Super slim shirts are a favourite topic of mine – I’m sure a few years ago they were just described as ‘cut’ or perhaps ‘slim fit’ but now, it seems the typical person is rounder than ever and there has been a kind of size inflation.

Still, super-slim suits me. And armed with my body composition monitor, I can switch attention away from weight to lean muscle.

After all, the best way to reach my running goal (a 10k run in less than 50 minutes) is going to be by building lean muscle. With luck, whilst stretching for faster times, if I’m building lean muscle too, then this should reduce the risk of injury as well.



Neil Lewis

Neil Lewis

Male, Chester

I'm an entrepreneur, runner (as of 5 years), dad, husband and entrepreneur. This year I've completed three 10k runs - Port Sunlight,  Manchester Great Run and the Natterjacks Southport run. My goal is to complete a 10k at below 50 minutes. I'm late 40's & want to keep healthy and fit for a long time yet... and that's what drives me to run. If you are looking for a running companion - up to 10 KM - in the Chester, area, get in touch. I can help set people up in business or just help people get great health and fitness products that can keep them fit, healthy and running for longer. Get in touch if you want to find out more about what I do and the Forever FIT products I work with. Or you can directly order from our shop.

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