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Burning Fat & Calories Post-Workout via the Afterburn Effect/EPOC

Any great nutrition and exercise program shall get the body to oxidize carbs and fats and thus burn calories during and after exercise. Pliagility developed a Fitness and Nutrition Program that motivates your body to oxidize carbs and fats and thus burn calories up to a day after exercising. A key component of the Pliagility Program is making your body into a lean, mean calorie burning machine with this Afterburn Effect.


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Afterburn Effect: Burning Calories and Fat Post-Work

Afterburn Effect Explained

The Afterburn Effect or Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) is, in short, the calories burned after the completion of exercise. Thus, an increase in EPOC leads to more calories burned without additional effort post-exercise. Of course, for everyone wanting to get lean - this should be a major goal of any fitness and nutrition program.

Our body's demand for oxygen is measured via V02 testing which measures the volume of oxygen your body uses to convert energy from consumed food to adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an energy source required to make your muscles work while exercising. This metabolic process in your body, in short, leads to the oxidization of carbohydrates and fats that create the energy required for the needs of our body to move.


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