High intensity interval training has received much attention lately for its role in increasing excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, also known as EPOC. Some believe that with an increase in EPOC, there is also a significant increase in the amount of calories burned post exercise and that this increases is an important factor in weight loss and reduction in body fat.
While the above me be somewhat true, researches still believe that calories burned during exercise may play a bigger role when it comes to decreasing one’s body fat and weight. Here is the latest research on EPOC and its role in the battle of the bulge.
Keith T. Burns, MS, CSCS
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