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    Increased fitness and resting metabolic rate

    Question: Since resting heart rate is lower when you're fitter, does that mean you burn fewer calories at rest?

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    No. It means that you are more efficient transporting oxygen to the cells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    No. It means that you are more efficient transporting oxygen to the cells.
    That's right. D'uh again. I'm such a dork.

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    Quite the contrary! Your BMR will actually be higher. Increased muscle mass also increases your BMR. Your heart rate is lower because your heart is stronger and a bit larger than the average. This means your blood can be fully circulated using fewer beats.

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    Quite the contrary! Your BMR will actually be higher. Increased muscle mass also increases your BMR. Your heart rate is lower because your heart is stronger and a bit larger than the average. This means your blood can be fully circulated using fewer beats.

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