PHASE IV TEAM PHILOSOPHY
PHASE IV’s team of highly experienced Nutrition Specialists, Exercise Physiologists, Physical Therapists, and Performance Specialists work together, with your doctors and you, to provide a comprehensive approach to your individual nutrition needs; because sustainable lifestyle changes which include healthier eating and appropriate exercise empower you to redefine your relationship with your body and help 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 is the same for a professional athlete as it is for anyone else. Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Specialists will teach you what to eat, when to eat and in the correct portions to fuel your workouts and your life. Our Nutrition Specialist is a Lifestyle Coach, prepared to lead, guide, and assess your progress with the support you need to achieve your goals. Every meal is calculated to meet your specific goals. We have created sustainable nutritional plans consistently and successfully for 35 years with people just like you. PHASE IV provides nutritional solutions for:
- Weight Management
- Controlling Diabetes
- Cholesterol and Digestive Disorders
- Post Cancer Care
- Systemic and Metabolic Disorders
- Celiac Disease
- Sports Performance Nutrition
COMPREHENSIVE 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, at rest, and at what rate your body uses fat, the preferred energy source to fuel your body. From this data we create accurate heart-rate training zones and nutritional guidance to assure all your workouts are fueled properly and 100% productivie 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 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?
FORSTER’S CHOICE FOR HEART RATE MONITOR
The most efficient training is personalized. With V02 testing, you will discover your individualized training zones. These zones are not based on height, weight, age algorithms; rather on the measurement of your exhaust when training. Whether you are on land, on your bike or in the water, the Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch is your invaluable multisport tool to be certain you are training in the correct heart rate zones and for the precise duration. We believe that exercise is medicine, and the Suunto heart rate monitor measures the dose and frequency of your exercise. To be the best that you can be, you will track your exercise and performance as well as analyze sleep recovery. Use the Suunto Movescount App to schedule your workouts. With the app you can adjust the watch on the go and relive and share your experience.
Heart Rate Exercise Zones Self Assessment
Finding the line between aerobic and anaerobic heart rate zones will give you the starting point for building metabolic fitness and fat burning potential. These simple self assessments or field tests are designed to give you an estimate of your lactate threshold or LT. Exercising below your LT is considered low intensity training or exercise; and is essential for base training no matter what shape you are in! Watch this short video to learn more about how to identify your fat burning heart rate zone!