While on the quest for fat loss, many people place a lot of attention on how many calories they will burn in a particular workout session, while forgetting to account for the calories that will be burned because of that workout session. Now without going into a huge rant, I want to explain something, its true you will burn calories whenever you workout after all it does take effort no matter how strong or weak your work ethic is in the gym. But its a interesting thought to comtemplate that after a workout and particulary when you rest how much effort it takes for the body to repair itself from all the micro tears that happen when you workout. Just in case you didn't know the muscles experience micro tears whenever you subject it to anything more difficult than its accustom to and a byproduct it must become stronger to adapt and that takes energy. What this means for you is you burn more calories. Hope that makes sense. Anyway found a great article about EPOC, what it is and how to use it to achieve your fat loss goals.