How Many Calories does Muscle Burn?

It was originally thought that a pound of muscle burned around 50 calories a day, give or take 10 calories based on your particular genetics or metabolism. However, more recent research has now determined that number to be way overestimated, so how many calories your muscle burns has now been estimated, per pound, to be only 6 calories a day which is better that the 2 calories that fat is estimated to burn. So if you are looking to burn more calories it is better to build more muscle than increase fat.