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, as well how your unique metabolism works to provide 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 run a faster pace with lower lactic acid levels and less fatigue. Proper heart rate training replaces random workouts and is essential to optimize 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.
Conquering 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 and how to unlock the mysteries of your personal physiology. We re-engineer your sports nutrition so it is working for you not against you, and we optimize your fat burning potential with heart rate specific exercise intensities. With the perfect balance of metabolic training and recovery, your body will learn to burn fat all day long. Finally, through metabolic testing we 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 reek hormonal havoc! 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!
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!
Periodization Training for Your Sport
At PHASE IV, we strictly follow the basic tenants of Periodization Training realizing all exercise is futile if rest and recovery periods are not provided. Hard work is always followed by time for recovery. Recovery is when your physiology evolves and where the benefits of your hard work is realized. No one ever became stronger during a workout, it is in the recovery period when we become fitter. Periodization Training solves the training puzzle of balancing hard work and smart recovery, allowing fitness adaptations and a “hardened” body able to sustain all the hard work and recovery, peaking your metabolic fitness.