18 Reasons Why You NEED To Lift Weights, Especially If You’re a Woman
EPOC stands for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption – the increased rate of oxygen consumption following intense exercise.
Translated — your body burns more calories naturally after you lift weights.
Basically, EPOC causes the body to increase its consumption of fuel, in this case the body’s fuel is fat. In response to exercise, fat stores break down, free fatty acids (FFA) release into the bloodstream, and then are burned off. That’s a very, very good thing.
6. Prevents the metabolic decline that comes with age.
Weight lifting can reverse the natural decline in your metabolism, which begins around age 30. Keeping your metabolism elevated for as long as possible will help keep you in top shape and let you eat like a teenager.
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