The After Effect

May 12, 2021

Author: Karie Patzer

Topic: metabolism

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You worked out, now what? Does this mean you stop burning the calories as soon as you stop moving? You did all the work, now your body needs to rebuild and refuel. The work never stops.

Caloric Afterburn

EPOC, which is short for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, happens when your body is using oxygen to repair muscles, remove lactic acid, and replenishes stores of creatine, oxygen, and ATP (adenosine triphosphate). The coolest part, it can take up to 3 days!!


BRING IT ON! We don’t need to have every single workout leaving you rolling on the floor or sprawled out gasping for air (and trying to collect your thoughts), it is important to get your heartrate up to a certain percentage for the harder bursts of energy. The harder you work, the harder your body works after.

Longer Isn’t Always Better

Like we discussed last Wednesday, a shorter more intense workout can be what you need to help boost your metabolism a bit more. Interval training is great to get started and can be kept simple. You can do an EMOM (every minute on the minute) with a minute rest between 3 movements for 5 rounds to help with a bit of rest to let your body recover a tiny bit but still leave you enough energy to do another round. Or also doing work/rest equal amounts can allow you to push harder knowing you have an equal amount of rest.

Don’t get stuck by not challenging yourself a bit. You need to crack some eggs to make an omelet.


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