Why Metabolic Analysis
Scientific metabolic testing is the foundation of Sports Science. This testing lets us see what is happening inside your body during exercise, and at rest. From this data we create accurate heart-rate training zones assuring all your workouts are 100% productive with no wasted efforts. As exercise intensity increases so does your heart rate. As your heart rate increases your body’s preferred energy source shifts from primarily burning fat to burning carbohydrate. By training in the proper zone you will teach your body to burn more fat and less carbohydrate, lowering lactic acid levels, cortisol, and fatigue. Proper heart rate training replaces random workouts and is essential to optimizing the effort/reward ratio of your training. Only VO2 testing provides the precise exercise heart rate zones you need to improve your performance and health while achieve your ideal body weight.
Training is only half the battle when it comes to achieving the performance and body you desire. Food is the other. Just like with your training, a science-based approach to what you put in your body and when you do it has a great effect on your ability to achieve your athletic and health goals. The PHASE IV approach to health and fitness involves guided exercise and an easy-to-follow, “close-to-the- earth” diet. Both are designed for one singular goal: metabolic efficiency—to make you a better butter burner. But where do you start? How DO YOU construct a dietary program that addresses your unique personal physiology, genetics, lifestyle, and metabolism? Our thorough understanding of the intricate synergistic relationship between nourishment, lifestyle, exercise and enhanced metabolic function, will result in a science based program that defines exactly how to fuel your body, and the exact calories you need to fuel your workouts and lifestyle while managing your weight goals. With PHASE IV individualized programs and support, you will achieve your goals and create the body you’ve always wanted!
All PHASE IV Weight management programs begin with a Resting Metabolic Rate Test or RMR. This is the starting point for all science based nutrition programs designed to achieve optimum health and body weigh. The RMR test measures precisely how many calories your body requires to keep your metabolism revving and burning more calories all day. Consume less than this minimum number of calories and your metabolism becomes sluggish, going into an idle to conserve every calorie you consume and store more fat. With the RMR calculation we will determine the number of calories you need everyday to support your activities and address your weight management goals. These results will be used in conjunction with the necessary nutritional logs and questionnaires to provide a nutrition plan prescription.
Fighting the “Fit but Fat Syndrome”
The Fit But Fat Syndrome is a result of ill advised training programs dictated by whim and not science, reliance on sports bars and drinks, working harder and harder, not smarter, too many intense workouts creating a metabolism dependent on carbohydrates not fats,inadequate base training, and calorie restriction causing your metabolism to idle At PHASE IV we teach you to achieve your ideal performance body weight, how to unlock the mysteries of your personal physiology, how to optimize your sports nutrition so it is working for you not against you, how to find your optimum fat burning exercise intensity, the perfect balance of training and recovery, the importance of metabolic rate, how to burn more calories every hour, all day long, and finally, how to determine the exact calories needed to fuel your workouts and lifestyle while managing your weight. The calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters. The “Fit But Fat” Syndrome is attributable to improper training schedules and heart rate intensities that wreak hormonal! How hard you train, when you train, and how you schedule your workouts, all effect the production of stress hormones. Use the value of targeted heart rate training, proper nutrition, and strength training to conquer the “Fit But Fat” Syndrome!
HEALTHY RUNNING STEP BY STEP
Healthy Running Step by Step helps runners of all ages and abilities understand the science behind every aspect of running: training program design, running technique, nutrition, recovery, flexibility and strength training and why running injuries occur, how to prevent them, and how to speed up recovery. Injuries plague the majority of runners, wrecking training plans and cutting running careers short by decades, but they are not inevitable. Authors Robert Forster, P.T., and Roy M. Wallack explain that nearly all running injuries can be rehabilitated quicker and even avoided altogether with the right training, strengthening, stretching, running form, and diet strategy. Drawing from Forster’s three decades of training and treating Olympic athletes and more than 10,000 runners at his award-winning Santa Monica, California, physical therapy and high-performance centers, this book emphasizes that better performance is inextricably bound to injury reduction and that a comprehensive, science-based training plan with built-in anti-injury “insurance” must include these crucial elements: Periodization training, Proper technique and footwear, Nutrition, Posture and flexibility, and Strength training. This book also includes detailed, step-by-step rehabilitation matrixes for the five most common running injuries: IT band syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and hamstring injuries. Using these unique matrixes as your guide, you’ll recover from injuries more quickly and understand what you need to do to prevent their reoccurrence.