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How does the effect of an aerobic training programme alter the way we use fuel for energy?

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September 21, 2007 2:56PM

Besides the obvious increased caloric expenditure during aerobic exercise, long-term aerobic exercise appears to change what sources of energy we use during such activity. Studies examining trained and untrained people exercising have found that trained participants will rely more on stored fat during exercise than untrained ones. Additionally, you will continue to burn an increased number of calories for about an hour or so after stopping exercise (as your body uses energy to help recover).