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Old 04-21-11, 10:10 AM
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Exercise afterburn?

Yes, according to this (if you exercise hard enough). Intuitively makes sense.
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Well, I have not seen the raw data. The methodology looks good. The important thing is the individual variation. If the variation between subjects is small, then it is nailed. If the variation is very large, it could be fortuitous.

That being said, if I ride really hard and for a fair amount of time, my quads will feel slightly hot for about 3-4 hours after the ride.
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Try searching for EPOC-- excessive post-exercise oxygen consumption.
The study I read showed one consuming more oxygen for a couple hours, with the oxygen meaning burning more fuel/ calories.
I used that study to divide my workouts in two, to get more calories burned than from one longer session.
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Old 04-22-11, 07:55 AM
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Good for you, now you can move on to discrediting "fat-burning" workout zones........

But don't get too cocky - the body is a mix of fluids, sugars and proteins that are in constant state of ebb and flow depending on the last time you worked, eaten or slept.

I used to tell people we are all just one big collection of bags of phosphoric acids constantly oxidizing as we live our lives - but I digress.
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Old 05-21-11, 10:06 PM
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+1 on the EPOC theory. The harder you work out, the higher the burn immediately after your exercise. But- be careful of what you eat also. You want to eat directly after a high stress exercise, but eat smart- find out what the optimal proportion of proteins, carbs, and fats you need to eat so you can facilitate recovery and metabolic fat burn, but not too much to where your body ends up storing the rest as fat. It takes a bit of trial and error, but you can make it work for you if you have patience.

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