I am on a muscle building diet so the olive oil is preferable to help build muscle mass and help alleviate saturated fat from my system since I also eat lean sirloin for the creatine and amino acids. It helps to build the muscle directly after workout.
The fat in olive oil is both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Both are readily used as fuel for your body for exercize. Also, monounsaturated fat can be easily eliminated from the body by the liver but saturated fat cannot and monounsaturated will cling to saturated and help transport it for elimination by the liver. The liver more readily processes this fat combination.
I've already lost my body fat and now I am concentrating on building muscle for greater health and support for my back. It helps with my job and I need the added protection, ...let alone, ...it doesn't look bad either!