Exercise! - is fat always squishy?

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05-20-2007, 01:30 PM
I was trimming some steaks and it made me think -- is fat in us humans always squishy or can it be hard too? I thought of this question because the fat I was trimming off was really firm. I had always assumed that the fat on me was squishy but now I'm all :?: .

05-20-2007, 05:30 PM
You know, I have no idea - but I'd like to hear what others think! Interesting...

05-20-2007, 05:33 PM
As far as I know, fat is always squishy unless it is under the muscle or between the muscle. It is the reason that some people can have a big belly but it is firm. Their fat is actually under the muscle.

05-20-2007, 06:51 PM
Are you sure that some of what you were trimming wasnt cartilage?

05-20-2007, 09:03 PM
And was the meat right out of the fridge or did you warm it up to body temperature first? If our bodies were at a steady 42-45 degrees like the inside of a refridgerator I'm guessing our fat would firm up in a hurry too :p


05-23-2007, 12:40 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the replies.

Thinking about it, I know some men who have big bellies that are very firm. I've never thought about whether women have the same thing going on. I only know my fat seems all squishy, and now realize how ignorant I am about this. Must do research.

And yes, this meat had been in the fridge, so it definitely was not anywhere near body temperature.