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December 5, 2016

The afterburn effect and how to maximise it

The “Afterburn Effect” and why KettleFit workouts guarantee you maximise it every time! After a long car trip your car’s engine stays warm as it gradually cools to a resting temperature. Here’s a cool fact: The same thing happens to your body after a workout. Similar to how a car engine stays warm, your body’s metabolism can continue to burn calories after an intense workout even when you are at complete rest. This physiological effect is called excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), or more commonly called the Afterburn Effect. EPOC is the amount of oxygen required to restore your body to its normal, resting level of metabolic function (called homeostasis). It also explains how your body can continue to burn calories long after you’ve finished your workout. Here are seven things you should know about EPOC and how KettleFit workouts can optimise calorie burning from your workouts: Immediately after…
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