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_ Weekly Theme February 26th 2012    

Muscle Mass is metabolically Expensive!  

EPOC Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen consumption – Afterburn?

·         1 pound of lean mass burns 50 calories at rest.

·         10 pounds of lean mass burns  500 calories = 1 pound a week

·         Recovery of muscles back to normal state uses more energy

·         Increased metabolism rate for hours after exercise

Increased release of fat storage – Burn more fat as fuel!