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
One had over 50 pounds of weight to gain, the other over 100 pounds to lose. But with $150,000 on the line, brothers Matthew and Jaime Staples figured out a way to make it happen. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below They may be brothers, but one year ago, the two poker pros from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, looked like two very different guys. 21-year-old Matthew weighed 135 pounds, and 26-year-old Jaime weighed 304. Then they were offered an unorthodox proposition: get within one pound of each other in the span of one year, and win $150,000. Talk about motivation to hit the gym.Although it wasn’t easy, the Staples brothers managed to achieve the colossal feat, both weighing in at 188.3 pounds one year after making the bet with a billionaire. Jaime ended up losing 115 pounds, while Matt gained 53. Now they’re both in a healthier, stronger place...and $150,000 richer.It all started on a boat. Last March, the two brothers were live-streaming a poker game on a boat … [Read more...] about A Crazy Weight-Loss Bet Just Won These Brothers $150,000