Testing EPOC

IDEA Fitness Journal for April 2015 has a fantastic article about the advantages of high-intensity training. The big advantage is excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). What that fancy word means is your body keeps burning fuel (mostly fat) for minutes, hours, days after your exercise. So what’s the best exercise for this extra burn? The article covers several important studies including one by Paoli et al (2012). This study was tested on young men with training experience. Besides specific controls for the exercise, the researchers controlled diet and randomized the routines and times. Here are the two routines: 1....