Getty ImagesJohner Images When you finish an intense track workout, you know you’ve burned a significant number of calories. But what you may not realize is that your body continues to burn them even when you’re done running. This process is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), and it’s what people generally refer to as the “afterburn effect.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below We spoke with two certified strength and conditioning specialists to get the basics on what EPOC actually is and what it means for runners.What Is EPOC?EPOC is simply your body’s way of cooling down after exercise. Our bodies use oxygen to produce energy while we’re exercising, and exercise that uses more oxygen—anything that’s high-intensity, such as an interval workout—burns more calories. Running Strong, which offers coaching and rehabilitation services to runners. It expends energy to help accomplish this. As a result, … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do You Really Burn Once Your Workout Is Over?
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: aerobic activity, calories, carbohydrates, diet, exercise routine, fitness routine, full meal, goodhealth, intense workout, physical exercise, post-workout meals, Proteins, rehydrate, skipping meals, Snacking, workout meals, workout routine (Natural News) One of the most common misconceptions people have with working out is that it’s focused on the activities that you’ll be doing when you hit the gym. However, what most people don’t realize is that preparing for a workout starts with what they put in their bodies before and after one. In an article in Self.com, registered dietitian Jessica Jones sheds some light on food items that will help a person prepare for a grueling exercise and how to recover from it. What to eat before working out According to Jones, a person should always eat before heading to the gym as this allows them to make the most of their workout. People who skip meals before working … [Read more...] about What you should and should not eat before and after a workout
Twenty-six-year old Theresa Ptakowski used to dread going to the gym, but after one class at iLoveKickboxing, she was hooked. She signed up to be a founding member right then.“It felt like I was part of a team,” she said. “It’s addicting.”ILoveKickboxing opened a franchise in January at 4347 Starkey Road in Roanoke County and now has more than 125 members. Its workouts are designed for any body type and aim to kick and punch the fat right off the body, with some members burning 700 calories or more in a class, according to manager Becci Sisson. But members don’t just sign up to get in shape.“None of us knew each other before starting a class,” Ptakowski said of her new workout friends. “But now we have a group text going.”ILoveKickboxing is one of several new boutique workout studios that have opened in the Roanoke Valley, and droves of fitness-seekers have signed up to find their own niche workouts. Members cite the community … [Read more...] about Boutique fitness studios offer small-group workouts at premium prices
Fitness Blender One of the best online workouts around. Period. It rivals even the priciest apps and workout programs with tons of options that include everything from High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to Pilates, yoga and strength training. If you're short on time there are 10-minute ab workouts and if you're super advanced, and if you want to be pushed, their 60 minute "insane cardio workout challenge" is killer and promises to burn roughly 1,000 calories.There are over 500 free workouts on the site and the no-frills videos feature cute husband and wife team Kelli and Daniel Segars. The website is easily customized so you can pick workouts based on difficulty level, what body parts you want to target and whether you want to use weights or if you prefer a no-equipment option.Get started: fitnessblender.com Jessica Smith Jessica Smith's motto is exercise should be fun otherwise you won't stick with it. She's the queen of walk and talks — online workouts where she marches in … [Read more...] about 5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home
Calories are those little units of energy we consume whenever we eat, well, anything. And they are arguably the most talked-about part of any weight-loss journey.The general rule is that if you eat more calories than you use, you’ll gain weight. And if you take in fewer calories than you use, you’ll lose weight. And if those numbers are more or less even, your weight will stay about the same. It seems simple, but the number of calories you need to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain weight from lean muscle depends on your activity levels, body size, hormones, sleep, and more, explains registered dietitian Wesley Delbridge, R.D., a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. So figuring out how many calories you need per day can be crazy-complicated.And, it's also important to remember that, when it comes to cutting calories for weight loss, lower is not always better. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, your calories should never … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do I Need To Lose Weight?