Feeling energised and alert hours after your 1VIGOR HIIT session?
It’s down to ‘Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption’ or EPOC, which boosts your metabolic rate and burns calories for up to 36 hours after your HIIT session!!
WHAT IS HIIT?
High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is repeating short bursts of intense exercise with a short recovery – you push yourself to your own personal limits.
WHY IT WORKS…
High Intensity exercise causes a rapid rise in lactic acid. At the same time, muscles begin to “burn” and fatigue. Lactic acid is produced from glycogen (and glucose) when there is not enough oxygen available.
Once you stop exercising, the process of recovery starts immediately. You might notice you often sweat, and keep sweating, sometimes for hours after you finish exercising.
This persistent increase in metabolism is where excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) comes into play.
There is a direct relationship between the amount of energy used during an exercise session and the amount of EPOC. Going hard in a 1VIGOR session will require more EPOC than taking it easy. By working your whole body (legs, arms and core), you can cycle through many of the major muscle groups, leaving each one in need of recovery and EPOC.
STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOAL!!
THINK ABOUT THE MANY BENEFITS OF ACHIEVING IT…
EACH 1VIGOR SESSION IS A STEP CLOSER!!