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What the EPOC?

By: Corrie-Beth Lipowski

Many people think cardio is the best for fat loss because it shrinks you down. While cardio does indeed help you "shrink, it shrinks down fat and muscle leaving you skinny and soft. Cardio burns calories while you perform while you perform it while resistance training has high EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption).

This is a fancy term that basically says how long you metabolism stays elevated after exercise. Studies show a well-designed resistance training workout can elevate your metabolism for up to 38 hours after the workout. That's because EPOC is influenced by the intensity, not the duration of exercise.

Therefore, your resistance training workouts here at Pure Physique are THE best form of fat loss.

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