PHASE IV FUEL© Weight Loss NUTRITION Plan
The foundation for all weight loss management programs is science. The science of your metabolism is learned through metabolic testing. Science based weight loss management begins with deciphering the science of your physiology (through metabolic testing results) and utilizing that science to unlock the secrets of how your body responds to nutritional changes and exercise. At PHASE IV we translate science into your training program. 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 loss 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 weight loss goals, and creating the fitness you’ve always wanted to optimize your wrestling performance!
Final 10 day 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. FROM USA WRESTLING: “This new paradigm for healthy weight management also helps develop a healthy and robust metabolism, says Robert Forster, a physical therapist who has trained 54 Olympic medalists and numerous professional athletes. “When athletes are trained in accordance with science and have a healthy diet, their metabolism will burn off excess body fat. As a result, they will not only arrive at their best competition weight naturally, but they will perform better too,” Forster notes. By contrast, he notes that overtraining, coupled with calorie-restricted diets, can create a suppressed metabolism, and put undue stress on the body.