how many calories does a pound of muscles burn?

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    how many calories does a pound of muscles burn?

    I have heard so many stories on this, but now I've read that a pound of muscles only burns 6 calories.

    does anyone know how much it really burns?

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    This is pretty hard to quantify. 1lb of muscle at rest will burn some (but not much) So it is true that having more lean mass will increase your resting calorie requirements.

    However I would argue that if you use your muscle poundage to do something useful like cycling, running, squatting and the like you will burn a lot more calories with your muscle.

    Why do you want to know how much 1lb of muscle burns at rest? Just curiosity or are you using it to calculate something?

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