EPOC AKA AFTERBURN
So what is EPOC?
E - Excess
P – Post
O – Oxygen
C – Consumption
After intense bouts of exercise or post exercise your body goes into oxygen debt which means the body requires oxygen to repay the debt to itself.
So a post exercise calorie burning effect takes place to aid recovery - or some like to call it the AFTERBURN effect.
So how can we maximize this effect to our advantage? Well we need to create a balanced programme with the addition of intense bouts of exercise.
Interval training is a great example and has a great Afterburn effect as you have worked out intensely.
Dependent on the activity you do will determine the level of Afterburn you get and how long it will last.
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