Triceps pushups elicit the greatest activity for all three heads compared to any other exercise with over 90% of the fibers recruited. This is a fancy way of saying, triceps pushups are flipping hard!
EPOC stands for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption and is commonly referred to as exercise afterburn. The typical reference during a fitness session is to inform you that you will be burning extra calories due to exercise for hours after you stop!
The gluteus medius is difficult to activate and therefore weak, which can alter hip and knee function. In fact, individuals with underutilized gluteus medius experience often front knee and/or lower back pain.
Two fun facts for indoor cycling instructors: Lactate is a fuel! Cycling at a faster cadence does not affect muscle soreness in subsequent days.