Understanding the role muscle plays in fat loss can be key to achieving your weight loss goals. Did you know that muscle burns fat? Did you know that the more firm muscle you have, the more fat you burn? Let’s explore this topic in more detail.
Virtually all fat is burned by muscle and all muscle burns fat 24 hours every day. However, firm muscle burns much more fat than soft muscle does. Muscle is most effectively firmed by isolation, anaerobic exercise, more commonly known as resistance training. Resistance training has what is known as high EPOC or “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption.” This is a fancy term for saying how long your metabolism is elevated after exercise. Studies have shown that a well-designed strength program can elevate your EPOC or metabolism for up to 36 hours after the workout. In other words, you continue to burn calories (and fat) long after strength training, even while you are sleeping! Due to busy schedules, we often have limited time to work out at the gym. Who wouldn’t want to continue to burn calories long after their workout is complete? At Future Fitness Centers, we have all the tools to help you build more firm, lean muscle and get the most out of every workout.
Furthermore, with 656 muscle groups in the body and thousands of muscle cells in each group, it is essential for coordination, maximum toning, and maximum fat burning to change muscle toning exercises every 4-6 weeks. Varied exercises will “confuse your muscles” and stop them from becoming complacent. If your muscles aren’t complacent, they will harden, burn more fat, and prevent a plateau in your fitness level.
Visit Future Fitness Centers to learn how “muscle confusion”, 13 different lines of toning equipment, free monthly medical monitoring, free personal trainers 1 hour every month, free nutritionists, 90 group classes per week, and fitness education makes exercise exciting!