Burn More Calories While Building More Muscle
Do you know the advantages of gaining muscle? Sure, you look great on the beach, but there's a lot other benefits to it as well. Here, let me explain.
You want to burn calories? Doing a lot of cardio does it, but not as affective as resistance training. (ie, lifting weights)
See, when you do cardio type workouts, you are constantly moving and, therefore, you are constantly burining calories, but when the workout is over guess what? The calorie buring is slowed WAY down. There's nothing wrong with that, a work has happened and you should feel good about yourself.
But, we're talking about an advantage of gaining muscle, right? And, for the purposes of this writing, we're focusing more on burining calories.
So, that being said, understand this about the corolation of gaining muscle and buring calories. The way the human body works, it needs to burn calories to maintain muscle. But not just while the muscles are working, but also when the muscles are recovering. So, the more muscle you have, the more calories are burned…..all day long.
You see, research has found that for every pound of additional muscle you gain, your body will burn an additional 50-70 calories per day. So, if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, you will automatically burn 500-700 more calories per day than you did before.
Did you catch that? Just by working out and gain a bit of muscle, you can actually burn 500 calories more….PER DAY….than if you do just cardio based workouts.
Yeah, I know, kind of counter intuitive, eh? But that's the way the human body works.
So, just to clear things up, building muscle makes you look better AND helps you lose weight! Hey, now that's what I call a win win situation!