View Full Version : Whats so important about fat?

10-13-2004, 02:01 PM
How do important fats like Mono and Poly effect weight lifting? I really have no clue why there so important besides the fact that you guys say so.

10-13-2004, 02:20 PM
they influence hormones, testosterone among others...

10-14-2004, 01:05 AM
the fact is that fat is a macronutrient. no matter how many bad conotations it has, our bodies need it

10-14-2004, 09:02 AM
Fats are:
1) a great source of fuel
2) used to target proteins to part of the body
3) essential for the production of cell membranes
4) for hormone synthesis

10-14-2004, 03:39 PM
Fat is the easiest way to get in extra calories becuase it has 9cals/g as opposed to protein and carbs that have 4cals/g

It's important if you're like me and have a really fast meatbolism

10-14-2004, 04:25 PM
also slower burning, its essentail if you wish to have a stamina at all.

or so ive read.

10-14-2004, 04:27 PM
that sounds like bull**** shad, id take it most for a) HORMONES b) calories

10-14-2004, 05:02 PM
yah, but what are calories used for? energy.

Fats, are slower burning and abundant, thats why they accumliate and form god ol' spare tires. So yah, they do count for calories, which are burned for energy in various things such as: physical exercise and essential bodily functions: such as cell division.

im pretty damn sure its true.