Can this be confirmed please?
This has to do with faster resting meatabolism which will be better with more muscle:-
"1 pound of fat burns only 2 calories a day while 1 pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day !!! "
Are the numbers above correct. This is a difference of twenty five times. Is this the correct ratio?
[This message was edited by ACE Administrator on 04-12-11 at 12:25 PM.]
Yes, it is about 1 calorie to maintain a pound fat and 50 to maintain a pound of muscle. That is why when people don't eat enough calories their bodies catabolize muscle as it is "too expensive" to maintain.
This subject is not without controversy. What actually matters is NET CALORIES. Net calories are caloric expenditures that are more than before the new muscle was added. The actual net calorie contribution from muscle is in the range of +/- 6 calories - not 50. But each pound of new muscle is metabolically active all day long, and increased strength allows you to exercise more intensely, which has a caloric cost itself, as well as the increased benefits from EPOC, or the exercise "after burn."
If I may read between the lines of your question, you cannot achieve realistic weight loss (as fat loss) by exercise alone. Otherwise, all those people with weight issues you see on the cardio machines in the gym would be rail-thin; you see the same people, working hard, all the time, but their shape never changes.
Good nutrition, exercise (cardio and strength training), and sufficient rest is the way to go.
Remember,diet and exercise are the biggest factors in increasing your muscle fat ratio and another most important thing is individual has to expend more energy than they are consuming.
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