“Look how sleek, compact and smooth muscle is,” she wrote in her caption. “Now look at fat, it’s bulky, spread out, misshapen. When we train hard, eat right, get enough rest, we build lean muscle and burn off the fat. This is why it’s so important to look at more than JUST the number on the scale.”
It’s true that the number on the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. And not only does muscle take up less space in your body, but it can also help burn more calories at rest compared to fat. Building up muscle can also increase your strength, reduce your risk of injury, and help you build sexy muscle definition.