Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption
EPOC is the amount of energy required to restore your body to its normal, resting level of metabolic function (called homeostasis) after your workout. EPOC causes your body’s metabolism to continue to burn more calories long after you’ve finished your workout.
High-intensity workouts and stregnth training require more energy from the anaerobic pathways and can generate a greater EPOC effect, leading to extended post-exercise energy expenditure. Allowing you to burn more calories through the rest of your day even while resting.
This is one of the many reasons we created SURGE! We love EPOC and how strong we feel after a SURGE class!
So get to a class. Feel the SURGE during class and enjoy the EPOC (aka afterburn) lasting hours later.