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Burn More Calories AFTER Exercise

Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC is the formal label for the afterburn effect caused by intense exercise. Short but explosive bouts of exercise use up the glycogen and ATP stores in your muscles and cause an abnormal buildup of lactic acid. Your body must work after your workout to remove this lactic acid and replace your ATP and glycogen stores. This post exercise work requires oxygen and burning calories.
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