Fat within muscles and losing it.
Reading Art Devaney' site and he made a made a comment on why you see a lot of guys in the gym who are very large however 'smooth' looking. They have "high intramuscular triglycerides, a known contributor to insulin resistance. The muscle appears large because it is loaded with fat deposits laced between the muscle fibres and intruding into the connective tissue and muscle fibres. That, and the thick skin from subcutaneous fat, is the reason so many bulky guys look so smooth. They carry almost no muscle definition or cuts."
My question is, would this impact what your LBM reading would be. If you were to go on IF, Zone, Paleo or whatever, and start to lose the fat, obviously your size would shrink, but would your LBM number fall also? Reading some other threads, there were comments about people losing LBM when they were IF'ing, myself included. Could this be the reason. Because they were ridding themselves of their intramuscular fat?