COMPREHENSIVE Metabolic Rate Testing
The specific goal of this Scientific Metabolic Analysis is to determine how your body is currently wired to make energy and determine what type of personalized exercise prescription will shift your metabolism to better facilitate your goals (i.e., weight reduction, increased muscle mass, increased energy, reduction of risk factors, etc.). Utilizing the most advanced scientific technologies, PHASE IV Scientific Metabolic Fitness Testing provides a snapshot of exactly what energy production systems are operating well, and which are deficient. The information culled from this testing will shed light on the secrets of your personal physiology. This solves the diet and exercise puzzle keeping you from attaining the body you want and the performance goals you have only dreamt possible!
Why VO2 Fitness Testing
Scientific metabolic testing is the foundation of Sports Science. This testing allows us to see what is happening inside your body during exercise, and provides the data to create accurate heart-rate training zones; making training efforts 100% product, and maximizing fitness outcomes. 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 to improve your health and appearance or train for an MMA event, 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 in higher and higher heart rate zones and training intensities. This allows you to perform at a higher heart rate 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 VO2 testing provides the precise exercise heart rate zones you need to improve your performance and health while achieve your fight weight.
Why Resting Metabolic Rate Testing
This test is the starting point for all science based nutrition and weight management 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 determine the number of calories you need everyday to support your training and 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 and maintain your goal weight.
Final Weight Cut Procedures
To insure your final weight cut leads to a win at the scale, your PHASE IV Exercise Physiologist will manage a four week weight cut including your final competition week procedures to establish a safe and effective weight cut, weigh in, and recovery nutrition.