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Three Surprising BENEFITS Of Muscles!

Once you start exercising, you're bound to put on some muscle. Aside from making you stronger, these new muscles also help your body perform and function better in surprising ways.

Here are some benefits of muscles you might not have considered.

1. Weight control. The more muscle mass you acquire, the more calories you burn. So in addition to looking incredible in a tank top, those traps, lats, and biceps help you maintain your weight! You’ll burn more calories at rest when you have more muscles - about 50 calories a day for every pound of muscle you gain.

2. Injury prevention. Muscles help protect your joints, which is especially important as you age. Weight training strengthens the tendons along with the muscles, and it also increases the flexibility of the ligaments, which decreases your risk of strains or tears.

3. Improved stamina. At our gym, we frequently do many repetitions of movement with lighter weight, which builds your muscular endurance. This type of strength translates to activities outside the gym, like skiing, biking, running, swimming, and hiking.

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