Why Lift Weights?
Fitness for mind and body.
The extra muscle you build helps burn more calories - even when you are doing absolutely nothing or when you are asleep.
Muscle Fact One:
- Muscle is like a car engine. It burns gas - or calories - and provides the power to get you from one place to another. The bigger the "muscle engine", the more fuel you burn. In other words, the larger the muscle-mass, the more calories your body burns at work and at rest.
- It is possible to increase your metabolic rate by at least 7-percent after six months of intense weight training. This means if you are eating 2,000 calories a day to maintain your weight, you would burn an additional 140 calories each day. At this rate, you would lose over seven pounds of fat in six months.
- Every added pound of lean muscle burns an additional 30 to 50 calories each day.
- Exercisers can add three to six pounds of muscle in six months of weight training.
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