You Need Muscle to Burn Fat
This is one of the most overlooked aspects of a fitness program. Your muscle is highly metabolically active. It is responsible for many of the calories you burn each day. One pound of muscle burns approximately 5.67 calories a day, whereas a pound of fat only burns approximately 1.98 . And since your muscle is always metabolically active, it is always burning calories. That’s right, you burn fat even while you are sleeping. I guess you really can burn fat while you sleep.
Muscle has this great quality, yet people are still so adverse to having muscle. Are you afraid of having muscle? You know who you are. You’re afraid of bulking up – afraid of getting too big. You just want to be toned.
For those with that mentality, let me give you a little reality check. Being toned means nothing more than having muscle and being lean. Building muscle is hard work. You don’t just work out a few times and become huge.… Continue Reading