Thread: Exercise and Metabolism
09-25-2020, 09:50 AM #1
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Exercise and Metabolism
We often hear that exercise can increase energy expenditure. Why is this the case?
💥 Following a workout, our bodies typically consume extra oxygen (EPOC effect) as we need to spend additional energy to support recovery from training. With this in mind, different types of exercise can have a different EPOC effect.
💥 As this study shows, both resistance training and interval training have a greater EPOC effect than traditional cardio training. Why? Both types of exercise are likely going to impose a greater recovery demand! It's worth keeping in mind, though, that this effect will only account for about 250-calories throughout a 12-hour period. While statistically significant, the clinical significance might not make a massive difference in your long term training.
▪️ Based on: Greer, B. K., Sirithienthad, P., Moffatt, R. J., Marcello, R. T., & Panton, L. B. (2015). EPOC comparison between isocaloric bouts of steady-state aerobic, intermittent aerobic, and resistance training. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 86(2), 190-195.