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04-27-2008, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Buffalo87 View Post
I've actually never heard this, what's the reason?

Thanks for the info guys.
1 pound of muscle burns about 50 cal at rest. Gain 10 pounds of muscle, you increase your metabolic rate by 500 calories per day just when you're sitting around. Of course you can just as easily reverse that, lose 10 pounds of muscle, you lose 500 cal/day at rest.

In short, muscle burns calories at rest, fat doesn't.

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