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    Really dumb question - why do we care about preserving lean body mass?

    I know this is a dumb question, but I do wonder why we care so much about not losing any lean body mass when trying to lose weight. I sometimes think that if I had less muscle mass I might not be quite so chunky. Plus, wouldn't a person need much less lean body mass to support their body once they've lost a lot of weight?
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Do you see the musckles ?
    or the padding on them ?
    I see my padding, but i'm working on it

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    Well, for me it's because I don't want to be a weakling. Holding more muscle means I can push more weight.

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    Lean mucsle mass it what consumes all those calories, the more muscle mass, the more calories that are consumed, even at rest.
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    Really dumb question - is that your daughter on the right in your avatar?

    Chunky my arse...

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    Cause muscle is sexy!
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    Because this?
    well then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    Because this?
    I still see padding,
    but i like

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    Pretty much any Jamie Eason photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirlot View Post
    Pretty much any Jamie Eason photo
    Why are you posting pics of my gf?
    well then

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