Why building muscle might be the best fat loss strategy of all
According to Livestrong.com, a pound of muscle burns 156 calories a day doing nothing. Self.com shows that a 130 lb woman spending 30 minutes on the elliptical machine engaging in ‘vigorous’ exercise burns just 238 calories!
This means that if you add just 2 lbs of muscle, you’ll burn over 300 calories in a day doing nothing else, and can skip the 30 minute cardio session! You’ll lose that extra 2 lbs worth of fat in no time, trimming your proportions, and sending you on a shopping spree for smaller clothes! Time to rethink your strength program, perhaps?