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 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.
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© PERFORMANCE NUTRITION AND HYDRATION
Managing competition weight for your event must be done right. The time to figure out the best mix of calories and fluids for your personal physiology is now! The science of performance and recovery nutrition reveals exactly how to fuel your body everyday for improved fitness, performance and weight management. At PHASE IV we take all the guesswork out of your nutrition and hydration plan. Our nutrition programs are anchored in science to target your consumption needs: nutrients, hydration, electrolytes, and calories utilizing the optimum mixture of carbs, protein and fats to not only boost your fitness and performance, but to help you burn more fat for fuel. At PHASE IV we calculate your daily caloric needs based on metabolic testing to support your nutrition, training, competitions, and your life!
Final Weight Cut Procedures
*Based on your fully periodized nutrition plan PHASE IV FINAL WEIGHT CUT PROCEDURE: Assures Peak Performance on Fight Night. PHASE IV Physiologists will guide your daily nutrition throughout the final four week weight cut through your weigh in using a science based proven weight management protocol.
- Replaces severe dehydrating weight cut practices
- Promotes natural fat loss and avoids severe dehydration weight cuts
- Includes safe hyper-hydration and electrolyte stripping protocol
- Keeps your metabolism in high gear to drop final pounds
- Protects your brain on fight night by avoiding severe dehydration
- Science Based Recovery Methods to Peak Performance!