Why Metabolic Analysis
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 a wrestling competition, 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 competition weight.
PHASE IV FUEL© Nutritional Optimization
PHASE IV uses science to fine-tune your daily nutritional intake as well as your fuel and hydration for before, during, and after your workouts and competitions. To maximize athletic performance and good health, proper nutrition is vital. PHASE IV wants you to be the healthiest you can be by making the foods you eat work to positively impact your fitness. As athletes, we know the nutrients we deliver through food are our bodies’ building blocks; but which are the best foods to eat, when do you eat them, and in what proportions? To maximize your performance PHASE IV Registered Dietitians, with a focus in Sports Nutrition, will analyze your macronutrient (calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein) and micronutrient (vitamins & minerals) intake and then compare it to your basic requirements in accordance with your desired athletic goals. We provide the answers that are right for you. We have deep expertise in managing the intricate interactions between your diet, training regiment, competition event calendar, work schedule, age, medication, genetics, etc. PHASE IV uses scientific evidence to fine-tune your daily nutritional intake as well as your fuel and hydration before, during, and after your workouts and competitions. We decipher the science of your unique metabolism, and then translate that knowledge into a practical and individualized strategic nutrition plan easily incorporated into your training regiment, recovery period, and lifestyle!
PHASE IV FUEL© Comprehensive 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 registered dietitians 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 wrestling performance!
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.