excess postexercise oxygen consumption

ex·cess post·ex·er·cise ox·y·gen con·sump·tion

(EPOC) (eks'es pōst-eks'ĕr-sīz ok'si-jĕn kŏn-sŭmp'shŭn)
Elevated aerobic metabolism following exercise that restores the body to its preexercise condition; duration varies with intensity and duration of exercise performed.
Synonym(s): recovery oxygen consumption.
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Excess postexercise oxygen consumption following acute aerobic and resistance exercise in women who are lean or obese.
Excess postexercise oxygen consumption and recovery rate in trained and untrained subjects.
Interaction between dietary fat and exercise on excess postexercise oxygen consumption. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2014; 306: E1093-E1098, doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00383.2013.
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In exercise research, this is known as EPOC (excess postexercise oxygen consumption) and it refers to the "catch-up effect" the body has in response to intense exercise.
The calculation of the excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) was performed by the sum of the total energy cost used until the values returned to values found before the exercise.
Effects of exercise intensity and duration on the excess postexercise oxygen consumption. J Sports Sci.