PHASE IV TEAM PHILOSOPHY
PHASE IV’s team of highly experienced Nutrition Specialists, Functional Health Specialists, Exercise Physiologists, Physical Therapists, and Performance Specialists work together with your doctors and you. Sustainable weight management empowers you to redefine your relationship with your body and helps you regain control of how it works. Your individualized program will be based on the same principles and experience we use to transform NCAA competitors into Olympic Medalists and 5k runners into World Champion Ironman athletes. The process for a professional athlete is the same for anyone else; because the same laws of nature apply to all of us. Nutrition Specialists at PHASE IV understand this process is not “one size fits all.” We incorporate a whole personalized solution to help you reach your health and fitness goals. We recognize that not only digestive and metabolic issues impact your nutrient absorption and weight control, but also your stress level and sleep patterns as well. Because these life and health issues affect your hormone balance, they also affect your weight control; for this reason, a comprehensive approach to functional health is incorporated into your nutrition and weight management program. What you eat and the food you choose for fuel must re-engineer your metabolism, and be consistent with your health and fitness goals. Our Nutritionist will guide your program and assess your progress giving you the support you need to achieve your goals. We have created sustainable nutrition and weight management programs consistently and successfully for over 35 years with people just like you, and we do it better than anyone else. PHASE IV provides nutritional solutions for clinical and medical referrals as well:
- Controlling Diabetes
- Cholesterol and Digestive Disorders
- Post Cancer Care
- Systemic and Metabolic Disorders
- Celiac Disease
- Sports Performance Nutrition
WHAT IS A METABOLIC SCORE?
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. From this data we create accurate heart-rate training zones and nutritional guidance to assure all your workouts and daily activities are fueled properly, and are 100% productive toward your weight management goals 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 exercising or training in the proper heart rate 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 exercise and nutrition plan. VO2 testing provides the most precise exercise heart rate zones; however, when that test is not available or appropriate for you, we will use your Metabolic Score to improve your performance, health, and weight control. Metabolic Score: PHASE IV uses a scientific method for calculating metabolic efficiency and development. Based on an initial consultation with a PHASE IV Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist, you may be guided through a walking or running field test. This is a simple exercise, and it may be accompanied by an additional instructional video. The results of the field test optimize your exercise efforts by ensuring you are not doing too much, too hard, too often, and help produce the most productive heart rate exercise zones to develop your metabolic efficiency: your fat burning potential. In addition to your consultation and the results of your field tests, a variety of physical indicators will be measured to produce the starting point for your nutrition program. Your PHASE IV team will design an individualized daily heart rate zone exercise or training schedule which will include intensity, duration, and frequency. You will work with a personal performance specialist and exercise physiologist to be sure that your program is peaking your metabolic fitness and weight management control with the same periodization principles we apply to elite athletes.
VO2 Testing at PHASE IV
Scientific metabolic testing is at the foundation of Sports Science. Only VO2 testing provides the precise exercise heart rate zones you need to improve your performance and health while achieve your ideal body weight. This testing lets us see what is happening inside your body during exercise. From this data we create accurate heart-rate training zones assuring all your workouts are100% productivity 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. Whether your goal is set a PR or improve your health and appearance, finding the “Optimal Fat Burning Exercise Heart Rate Zone” 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 optimizing the effort/reward ratio of your training.
Resting Metabolic Rate Testing At PHASE IV
This test is the starting point for all science based nutrition programs designed to achieve optimum health and body weight. 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 conserving every calorie you consume and storing 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. The RMR test unlocks the secrets of your unique biology and provides precise data necessary to help you reach your goal weight. Is your metabolism slow, normal, or fast?
Conquering the “Fit but Fat Syndrome” Weight Loss for Athletes
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 create a metabolism dependent on carbohydrates not fats. Inadequate base training and calorie restriction cause 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, you must use your exercise time to train your metabolism. 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 and recovery, 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!