Excess Post Oxygen Consumption Explained by Personal Trainer Beaufort
Describe and Explain the EPOC.
“EPOC stands for the Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption. This is the recovery period after cardiovascular exercise where there is elevated oxygen consumption. It can be described as the amount of oxygen consumed during recovery in excess of that which would have ordinarily been consumed at rest. Some factors that contribute to EPOC include the replenishment of CP and ATP, the conversion of lactate to pyruvate, and the resynthesis of glycogen. In addition, during this recovery period the increased oxygen demand is needed to help the body in adjusting the increased body temperature, heart rate and ventilation to a resting level, as well as the reoxygenation of hemoglobin (in the blood).“ from http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Exercise%20Phys/deficitepoc.html
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