Afterburn Effect

The “afterburn effect,” also called “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption” or EPOC, refers to the correlation between the number of calories burned post-exercise and the activity’s intensity. Research generally suggests that the longer and more intense the exercise, the more oxygen the body consumes afterward, meaning a higher sustained metabolic rate and thus more calories burned after the activity. Find out more about the afterburn effect here:

Lifting weights makes us feel the burn, for sure. But could weight training boost our afterburn potential, too?

Want to keep up the calorie burn even after leaving the gym? Research suggests the more intense the exercise, the more active our metabolisms for hours after the workout.

Want to keep up the calorie burn even after leaving the gym? Research suggests the more intense the exercise, the more active our metabolisms for hours after the workout.

Lifting weights makes us feel the burn, for sure. But could weight training boost our afterburn potential, too?