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
METABOLIC TESTING AT PHASE IV
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 are fueled properly and 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 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 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.
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
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?
COMPREHENSIVE SUSTAINABLE Weight Management
PHASE IV Health & Scientific Performance Center is dedicated to improving the health and lifestyle of people of all ages and abilities with results driven science based weight loss and management programs. Our philosophy and expertise is rooted in science. We utilize scientific evaluation techniques, state-of-the-science training protocols, and proven nutritional guidance to provide sustainable weight management solutions based on facts, not opinions or fads. Over the past 35 years we have provided comprehensive nutrition and fitness plans to the world’s most accomplished athletes; and we apply the same scientific principles to create an individualized program of exercise and diet to empower you to lose unwanted pounds, play in the yard with your grandkids, run that marathon you always wanted, qualify for the Ironman World Championships, become a scratch golfer, or manage your health risks. No matter your age, abilities or goals, PHASE IV is dedicated to helping you acquire the healthy lifestyle you’ve always desired. Your personal weight goals and ideal performance is realized by 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 science. Science-based heart rate training zone 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 daily dietary guidelines specific to your needs based on your activity level, and a PHASE IV Nutritionist will review your progress and make necessary adjustments to your program.
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!
Performance Nutrition and Hydration
At PHASE IV, we identify nutrition and hydration issues that 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!
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!
Exercise Heart Rate Prescription for Weight Management
The foundation for all weight management programs is science. The science of your metabolism is learned through metabolic testing. Science based weight management begins with deciphering the science of your physiology (testing results) and utilizing that science to unlock the secrets of how your body responds to diet and exercise. At PHASE IV we translate this knowledge into your training program. To maintain your current weight, your daily calorie consumption should equal 1.5 x your RMR or Resting Metabolic Rate. To lose weight at a healthy rate (i.e., lose fat mass instead of muscle mass & water weight) you need fuel between your minimum calories (gleaned from your RMR testing) and your maintenance calories (i.e., 1.5 x RMR). The best way to reach your competition weight and conditioning through training, is to train in your prescription heart rate zone, and make recommended food choices. Our PHASE IV Nutritionist and Functional Health Specialist will create a weight management program based on deficiencies and excesses in your nourishment and training program. You will receive a personalized dietary report specific to your needs based on your prescribed activity level and heart rate training zone. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, creating the fitness you’ve always wanted, and fueling your body with exactly what it needs to manage your weight and optimize your athletic performance!
The most common problem in all athletes is an improper hydration and nutrition schedule. Often overlooked and misunderstood what you provide for muscle energy is vital to your success as an athlete. PHASE IV will teach you how to tailor your nutrition and hydration to the essential recovery cycle. What we do will increase the fitness value of all your workouts. What you put in your tank before, during and after workouts greatly impacts the fitness goal. Recovery nutrition is built in to all PHASE IV Periodization training models because it’s needed whether you feel hungry thirsty or not. After your workout, your body is in a state of stress and needs nourishment. Usually after exercise your body will be dehydrated, your blood insulin levels will be low, Cortisol and other “breakdown” hormones will be high, your glycogen (fuel stores) will be low or depleted, and your muscles will be in a state of breakdown. Your recovery nutrition should reverse all of the above and restore your to a hydrated, fueled, recovered, and muscle building state. Learn what science teaches about the recovery window, and the guidelines for an effective recovery meal and drink. Whether you want to lose weight, put on muscle, or simply perform at the best your genetics will allow; your nutrition must support your workouts, competitions, and your lifestyle! We use real science, not gimmicks or fads to address your personal physiology and nutritional needs. The time to figure out the best mix of calories and fluids for your personal physiology is now!