PHASE IV TEAM PHILOSOPHY
PHASE IV’s team of highly experienced Nutrition Specialists, Exercise Physiologists, Physical Therapists, and Performance Specialists work together, with your doctors and you, to provide a comprehensive approach to your individual nutrition needs. Sustainable lifestyle changes which include healthier eating and simple sustainable exercise, empower you to redefine your relationship with your body and help you regain control of how it works. Your individualized program will be based on the same principles we use to transform NCAA competitors into Olympic Medalists and 5k runners into World Champion Ironman athletes. The process is the same for a professional athlete as it is for anyone else. However; our online clients who are unable to travel to PHASE IV will be instructed in a home field test to calculate an approximate starting point for all nutrition and heart rate exercise. Our Nutrition Specialists will teach you what to eat, when to eat and in the correct portions to fuel your workouts and your busy life. Our Functional Health Coaching, leads and monitors your progress with the support you need to achieve your goals. Based on your initial online interview consultation we will design a personalized program just for you. There is no “One size fits all when it comes to nutrition and weight management.” Our PHASE IV proprietary testing calculations will give you the starting point you need to begin your program immediately and start feeling better and shedding pounds to meet your goals. Every daily meal and snack is calculated to meet your specific goals, and we accomplish this over time with successful and sustainable results. We have over 35 years of experience providing people just like you with the whole solution to their nutritional health, fitness, and weight management needs. PHASE IV provides nutritional solutions for:
- Weight Management
- Controlling Diabetes
- Cholesterol and Digestive Disorders
- Post Cancer Care
- Systemic and Metabolic Disorders
- Celiac Disease
- Sports Performance Nutrition
Why Metabolic Testing
Scientific metabolic testing is the foundation of exercise and nutrition science. This testing lets us see what is happening inside your body during exercise and at rest; and at what rate your body uses fat, the preferred energy source to fuel your body. 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 or reengineer 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. While VO2 and RR testing is the optimal testing for providing precise exercise heart rate zones, we’ve found a home solution. Based on thousands of successful PHASE IV ONSITE VO2 and RMR test results; we have created proprietary home analysis guidelines that will create the starting point for your heart-rate training zones and nutritional plans. Based on these results, PHASE IV certified Nutritionists and Exercise Physiologists will deliver an individualized daily exercise and nutrition plan directly to you. This will ensure that all of your workouts are fueled properly and are 100% productive with no wasted efforts.
Heart Rate Exercise Zones Self Assessment Video
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!
FORSTER’S CHOICE FOR HEART RATE MONITOR
The most efficient training is personalized. With V02 testing, you will discover your individualized training zones. These zones are not based on height, weight, age algorithms; rather on the measurement of your exhaust when training. Whether you are on land, on your bike or in the water, the Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch is your invaluable multisport tool to be certain you are training in the correct heart rate zones and for the precise duration. We believe that exercise is medicine, and the Suunto heart rate monitor measures the dose and frequency of your exercise. To be the best that you can be, you will track your exercise and performance as well as analyze sleep recovery. Use the Suunto Movescount App to schedule your workouts. With the app you can adjust the watch on the go and relive and share your experience.