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Building Muscle for Long-Term Fitness

Building Muscle for Long-Term Fitness - Building muscle is great for fitness. Most people ignore the benefits of muscle building and simply work on their cardio fitness. Especially women. Women think they will get big, bulky muscles if they do weight training but this is simply not true. Females lack high amounts of the male growth hormone testosterone making it impossible for them to pack on a lot of muscle.

Men on the other hand strive to build muscle but for the wrong reasons. They want to build muscles for aesthetic purposes whereas there are many other benefits.

Building Muscle for Long-Term Fitness

One such benefit is fat burning. The reason men need more calories a day to maintain their weight is because they have more muscle. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is because muscle needs more calories to maintain that fat does.

The second benefit is a healthy body in the long term. Muscle will support bones and joints protecting you from injury during strenuous exercise.

Thirdly, it allows you to keep the weight off in the long-term. As stated above, because muscles take more calories to maintain for the body, it's easier to keep the weight off.

Building Muscle for Long-Term Fitness

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