Facebook Pixel

Get Some Muscle

Rate This

Did you know you burn four to six calories per one pound of fat per day, and you burn 30 calories per one pound of muscle per day? Strength train and get some muscle. You don't have to look like a body builder or muscle head, just a nice, toned and lean body. This will increase your resting metobolic rate, which in turn will make you burn more calories just being muscular, and in turn making weight loss easier.

Link to blog: http://thefitdivas.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/04/get-some-muscle.html

Add a Comment1 Comments

I think this is very important for women to know. Many women are slaves to cardio and see no results in weight loss/changes. Gaining muscle will allow your body to burn more calories even just doing simple tasks throughout the day. Strength training is often intimidating to a lot of women, but it truly is a lot easier than one may think! It is actually quite fun! Gaining muscle will not only make you look better, but you will feel better too. Here are a couple links to some benefits of strength training:



I found this article on women's health discussing the differences of strength training vs. cardio. It is very interesting. Definitely a must read, check it out and get lifting!


June 26, 2009 - 11:28am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.



Get Email Updates

Fitness Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!