Why Metabolic Analysis?
Scientific metabolic testing is the foundation of SPORT SCIENCE AND NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION. This testing lets us see what is happening inside your body during exercise, and at what rate your body produces energy from fat. From this data we create accurate heart-rate training zones assuring all your workouts are 100% productive with no wasted efforts. We find your “Optimal Fat Burning Exercise Heart Rate Zone” which is the starting point for all science based exercise programs. By training in the proper zone you will teach your body to burn more fat and less carbohydrate which allows you to perform at a faster pace with lower lactic acid levels and less fatigue. Proper heart rate training replaces random workouts and is essential to optimizing the effort/reward ratio of your training. Only metabolic testing provides the precise exercise heart rate zones you need to improve your performance and health while achieve your ideal body weight.
COMPETITION Nutrition and Hydration
The time to figure out the best mix of calories and fluids for your personal physiology is now! The science of performance and recovery nutrition will teach you how to fuel your body for improved fitness, performance and weight management. Peak performance on race day must be done right. PHASE IV PEAKRIGHT© Nutrition Program includes the science of hydration, nutrients, electrolytes, and calories for the optimum mixture of carbs, protein and fats to boost your fitness and performance. At PHASE IV we calculate your your daily caloric needs based on metabolic testing to support your training, competitions and your life!
PHASE IV FUEL© Nutritional Optimization
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!
Heart Rate Exercise Zones Self Assessment
Finding the line between aerobic and anaerobic heart rate zones will give you the starting point for building metabolic fitness and fat burning potential. These simple self assessments or field tests are designed to give you an estimate of your lactate threshold or LT. Exercising below your LT is considered low intensity training or exercise; and is essential for base training no matter what shape you are in! Watch this short video to learn more about how to identify your fat burning heart rate zone!
PHASE IV FUEL© SCIENCE BASED Weight Management
At PHASE IV, we identify nutrition & hydration issues you may have in preparation for your next race/ride, and for your performance in life and sport! How to achieve your personal weight goals and ideal performance body weight begins with unlocking the mysteries of your personal physiology, and finding your optimum fat burning exercise zones. The perfect balance of training and exercise, recovery, and nutrition, is a science. Science-based heart rate prescriptions are based on your metabolic testing results. Using your testing results, we will design a weight management program for you based specifically on your own uniquely personal physiology, genetics and metabolism. Your dietary intake will be analyzed for macro and micronutrient content. Deficiencies and excesses in your diet and exercise will be identified. You will receive personalized dietary guidelines specific to your needs based on your activity level, and a PHASE IV registered dietitian will review your progress and make necessary adjustments to your program. We will define what you need to eat and when you need it based on the science of healthy nutrition and your activity level. Learn how to achieve sustainable weight management goals with PHASE IV science!