Why Metabolic Analysis?
Scientific metabolic testing is the foundation of SPORT SCIENCE AND NUTRITIONAL OPTIMIZATION. This testing lets us to 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. We find your “Optimal Fat Burning Exercise Heart Rate Zone” which 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. Only metabolic testing provides the precise exercise heart rate zones you need to improve your performance and health while achieve your ideal body weight.
PHASE IV FUEL© Nutritional Optimization
Training is only half the battle when it comes to achieving the performance and body you desire. Food is the other. Just like with your training, a science-based approach to what you put in your body, and when you do it has a great effect on your ability to achieve your athletic and health goals. Our approach to health and fitness involves guided exercise and an easy-to-follow, “close-to-the- earth” diet. Both are designed for one singular goal: metabolic efficiency—to make you a better butter burner. But where do you start? How DO YOU construct a dietary program that addresses your unique personal physiology, genetics, lifestyle, and metabolism? At PHASE IV Health & Performance Center our registered dietitians will provide science-based answers to these questions. Our thorough understanding of the intricate synergistic relationship between nourishment, lifestyle, exercise and enhanced metabolic function, will result in a science based program that defines exactly how to fuel your body for your sport. Your PHASE IV FUEL PROGRAM© will determine the exact calories you need to fuel your workouts and lifestyle while managing your weight goals. With PHASE IV professional support, you will achieve your goals and create the body you’ve always wanted!
PHASE IV FUEL© Competition Nutrition and Hydration
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 will teach you how to fuel your body for improved fitness, performance and weight management. Peak performance on race day must be done right. PHASE IV FUEL© Nutrition Program includes the science of hydration, nutrients, electrolytes, and calories for the optimum mixture of carbs, protein and fats to boost your fitness and performance. At PHASE IV we calculate your your daily caloric needs based on metabolic testing to support your training, competitions and your life!
Fighting the “Fit but Fat Syndrome”
Fit But Fat Syndrome is a result of ill advised training programs dictated by whim and not science, reliance on sports bars and drinks, working harder and harder, not smarter, too many intense workouts creating a metabolism dependent on carbohydrates not fats,inadequate base training, and calorie restriction causing your metabolism to idle At PHASE IV we teach you to achieve your ideal performance body weight, how to unlock the mysteries of your personal physiology, how to optimize your sports nutrition so it is working for you not against you, how to find your optimum fat burning exercise intensity, the perfect balance of training and recovery, the importance of metabolic rate, how to burn more calories every hour, all day long, and finally, how to determine the exact calories needed to fuel your workouts and lifestyle while managing your weight. The calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters. The “Fit But Fat” Syndrome is attributable to improper training schedules and heart rate intensities that wreak hormonal! How hard you train, when you train, and how you schedule your workouts, all effect the production of stress hormones. Use the value of targeted heart rate training, proper nutrition, and strength training to conquer the “Fit But Fat” Syndrome!
Exercise Heart Rate Prescription for Weight Loss
Learn how to achieve your ideal performance body weight, and unlock the mysteries of your personal physiology. Find your optimum fat burning exercise intensity, and the perfect balance of training, recovery, and nutrition. Learn the importance of your metabolic rate, and your ability to burn more calories from fat every hour all day long, while you achieve your ideal body weight! At PHASE IV we provide science-based heart rate prescriptions using your testing results. We will design a weight loss program for you based specifically on your own uniquely personal physiology, genetics and metabolism. Find out your Heart Rate Prescription and unlock your weight loss potential!
Healthy Running Step by Step
Healthy Running Step by Step will help runners of all ages and abilities understand the science behind every aspect of running: training program design, running technique, nutrition, recovery, flexibility and strength training and why running injuries occur, how to prevent them, and how to speed up recovery. Injuries plague the majority of runners, wrecking training plans and cutting running careers short by decades, but they are not inevitable. Authors Robert Forster, P.T., and Roy M. Wallack explain that nearly all running injuries can be rehabilitated quicker and even avoided altogether with the right training, strengthening, stretching, running form, and diet strategy. Drawing from Forster’s three decades of training and treating Olympic athletes and more than 10,000 runners at his award-winning Santa Monica, California, physical therapy and high-performance centers, this book emphasizes that better performance is inextricably bound to injury reduction and that a comprehensive, science-based training plan with built-in anti-injury “insurance” must include these crucial elements: Periodization training, Proper technique and footwear, Nutrition, Posture and flexibility, and Strength training. This book also includes detailed, step-by-step rehabilitation matrixes for the five most common running injuries: IT band syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and hamstring injuries. Using these unique matrixes as your guide, you’ll recover from injuries more quickly and understand what you need to do to prevent their reoccurrence.
THE COMPLETE WaterPower Workout Book
Working against water’s natural resistance makes for a healthier more balanced workout than is possible on land, with virtually no risk of damage to the body. For rehabilitation, x-training and sport specific training, pool workouts build aerobic and anaerobic fitness, core strength, balance, muscle endurance, power and agility. The Complete Waterpower Workout Book is a comprehensive best seller in its 9th addition and translated in four languages.