Back on May 18th - I posted information regarding metabolism, in hopes to bring understanding in this, sometimes frustrating, area. I explained the difference between your BMR, RMR and TMR. There are different ways we can increase our metabolism in these different areas. One fantastic way to increase your RMR, or resting metabolic rate, is to increase your lean muscle tissue. If I remember correctly, it's like an additional 50 calories per lb of muscle. I know this is an area where a lot of women, particularly, get a little skittish. They are afraid of getting big and bulky. Although there are a few women out there that do grow muscle easily, for the majority of us- it's REALLY not like that. In order to look like some female body builder - you need to be on the steroids and eating/ building plan to do so. Yes - you can do it "naturally" too - but it's NOT easy. It's not going to happen on accident or unintentionally.
Now - you might be looking at your program and wondering if it's considered one that will build the muscle that you want, so you can increase your metabolism. There are tons of programs out there that are online that can help guide you - one of my favorites is Core performance. It does cost money - so if you need something cheaper, like free, you can easily come up with a muscle building program without it. Just keep in mind, heavier weight and lower reps. The risk is going too heavy and injuring muscles or joints - so be smart about it, always warm up prior to your strength training.
Increasing your metabolism is always a great goal!!! What this means is we can eat more - relax, enjoy food!!!
Shine on -