Fitness Fact Fridays – 1st November 2013

FitnessPlus Fact:

‘For every pound of muscle that you gain, 50 more calories are burned each day.’

It is amazing how much more effective gaining muscle is than just losing weight. A lot of people in the gym are still more focused on dropping their weight than gaining muscle. But gaining muscle has many more long-term benefits. In fact, focusing your workout on building muscle will burn more calories in the process. Rather than focus on a cardio activity for your entire workout, you should include weight training too. Or better yet, throw the two together into a single exercise program like my Cardio Conditioning. With this, you will get the very best results. As is stated above, each pound of muscle that you gain, will burn 50 more calories on its own. You might gain a little weight as you gain muscle, but you will become thinner & leaner anyways. It will be healthy, lean muscle. You’ll still be burning fat.