Exercises for Fat Burning and all about EPOC (The secret to faster fat loss)
Burn calories and torch fat all day long, even when you aren’t working out! If you think this sounds like a cheesy tagline for a scary diet pill, then you’ve probably never heard of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (try saying that three times fast!). Also known as EPOC, it’s the scientific term for the afterburn effect, which can help you burn more calories long after you’ve left the gym.
A Better Burn
When a person works out at an intensity they can’t sustain for a long period of time, two things happen: their muscles begin to burn and they state feeling out of breath..
These high-intensity training sessions force the body to work harder to build its oxygen stores back up — for a period of 16 to 24 hours post-workout, The result: more calories burned than if you’d exercised at a lower intensity for the same (or longer) period of time.
Studies show strenuous resistance exercise results in greater EPOC compared to steady-state endurance exercise that burns the same number of calories. So while you might burn the same calories during an hour-long jog, shorter, more intense workouts give you more bang for your buck.
Here are some great Fat Burning exercises that encorporate EPOC:
Interval Work Outs