Many people — most often men — want to build muscles to increase their body size to look good. That’s fine. But gaining muscle mass has advantages well beyond the superficial.
Muscle mass plays a critical role when it comes to fitness. When a body builds muscles, it burns fat and energy all the time. As muscle mass increases, the faster a body is able to burn energy and calories. The result is an increased basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps in losing weight. That’s right — increasing muscle mass contributes to decreasing fat. Muscle mass includes smooth muscles, skeletal muscles and water contained in the muscles.