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Old 07-01-06, 06:28 PM   #1
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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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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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