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The Importance of Building Lean Muscle

by
author image Jess Barron
Jess Barron is head of editorial at LIVESTRONG.COM.She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio. Barron's writing has appeared on Wired.com, Yahoo! and Poprocks.com.
The Importance of Building Lean Muscle
“If Those Legs Are Shakin’, the Calories Are Bakin’.” Photo Credit: LIVESTRONG.COM

If you’re joining us for The 8-Week STRONGER Challenge press “play” to watch this one-minute motivation video message from celebrity trainer Nicky Holender about why it’s important for both men and women to do strength workouts.

As Nicky explains, building muscle increases your metabolism, and this means you burn more calories.

Will you be joining us in the STRONGER Challenge? Why not join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get daily tips, encouragement and motivation?

Former pro soccer player and celebrity trainer Nicky Holender.
Former pro soccer player and celebrity trainer Nicky Holender. Photo Credit: LIVESTRONG.COM

How to Sign Up for the STRONGER Challenge

1. Join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get daily tips, encouragement and motivation!

2. Print out the STRONGER Challenge workout calendar and hang it somewhere where you'll be sure to see it every day.

Your 8-week STRONGER Challenge calendar.
Your 8-week STRONGER Challenge calendar. Photo Credit: Gracie Wilson/LIVESTRONG.COM

3. Do the workouts with us, cross them off the calendar and post about it in the Facebook group. We're cheering for you!

Readers — Are you joining us in the 8-week STRONGER Challenge? What do you think of the STRONGER workouts? Are you having any trouble accessing and using them? Have you ever done a fitness challenge group before? How did it go for you? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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