Since having children (some years ago now!) I have failed to find any exercise I have been able to stick to and it was getting harder and harder to stay fit.
I have now been training with Olivia for 8 months and really enjoying it. Olivia changes it each session so it’s never boring and always challenging!
With a great temperament, Olivia is very encouraging and keeps the sessions fun.
I’m certainly a lot fitter than I was before I started and somewhat leaner too!
I can highly recommend.
The Human After Burn Affect
“Can you feel the Burn ”…. Most of us would have experienced the burning sensation you get in your muscles whilst working out, Well, that’s our muscles’ oxygen depletion and lactic acid build-up. For our body to recover, we owe it oxygen. This is where the magic happens – This is known as the EPOC affect.
Regular exercise will create more muscle and more muscle burns more fat. That is well known. But did you know that a brief, but intense exercise could cause you to continue to burn fat up to 48 hours after your training? This is thanks to the Excess Post Oxygen Consumption Process (EPOC).
Increased oxygen uptake
During a workout, your body requires more oxygen. When you're done with your workout the extra oxygen required does not drop immediately. That above normal oxygen consumption is called EPOC. The goal is to achieve a higher oxygen intake that persists as long as possible in order to enjoy the beneficial effects, even during your day of rest.
A higher EPOC value thanks to a HIIT workout
Why is this theory so important to know? Well... Studies have shown that EPOC values increase faster with (short) intense workouts rather than with longer, but less intensive training. An intense HIIT workout of 12 minutes can therefore equal or even surpass the after-burn effect of a longer training.
Don’t forget to rest
Because of all adrenaline and motivation we sometimes give our body not enough time to rest and recover. The days we rest are just as important as the days we exercise. Because of the higher oxygen intake your body recovers faster, your hormonal system is brought up to standard quicker, the energy stock is replenished and cells are repaired.
Consistency in training is key, but don’t forget to mix it up try a HIIT workout there are variations for all abilities With a little dedication, I promise you are going to notice a massive difference in your results. Having a stronger metabolism through the EPOC effect will ensure that you burn more calories than usual, and reach your goals that much faster.