- 1 Aug 2011
The more muscle you have on your frame, the more calories you burn doing anything and everything than if you had less! Even if you were to just SIT there on the couch, doing absolutely nothing, you would still be burning more calories than an identical twin who had less muscle.
That’s why I stress the importance of building muscle, no matter what your goals! If you are looking to lose fat, the added calorie burn from an increase in muscle can only HELP. Not to mention, when you do lose the fat, you need the muscle underneath to give you “tone”, and definition!
Don’t be afraid to lift heavy, women do not have the levels of testosterone necessary to build muscle like a man. Thus, it is impossible for women to get “manly” or “bulky” without the help of steroids and YEARS of hardcore training! =)