• Is the Afterburn Effect You Get after a Strength Workout Overrated?

    26 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    Who doesn't love burning extra calories and having that uptick in calorie burn continue after a workout is over? Past research shows that vigorous workouts that tap into anaerobic energy systems and high-intensity strength training elicit more of an afterburn than moderate-intensity exercise where you don't exert near-maximal effort. Studies show that heavy, strength-training workouts are particularly effective at creating an after-burn.
    What is an afterburn, anyway? It's a term used to describe a phenomenon called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or EPOC. EPOC simply means that...
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