Anaerobic Exercise Lactic Acid and EPOC
EPOC - Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption.
EPOC refers to the amount of oxygen needed to recover after exercise. EPOC enables lactic acid to be converted to glucose, carbon dioxide and water using oxygen.
To remember that EPOC is associated with anaerobic exercise, use the following mnemonic:
It's as if the anaconda is stuck on the ox with epoxy (EPOC) resin.
The lactic acid needs to be removed and changed back into glucose to later provide energy again. To do so, it requires a lot of oxygen. This is why the performer needs to maintain an increased breathing rate after exercise.