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, and at rest. 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.
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?
VO2 Fitness Testing
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 lose weight, look better or perform at your best, 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 all day long and during exercise; allowing you to achieve your goals faster and with greater efficiency while reducing unwanted body fat. Proper heart rate training is essential to optimizing your exercise efforts. Only VO2 testing provides the precise exercise heart rate zones you need to improve your health and achieve ideal body weight.
COMPREHENSIVE Metabolic Rate Testing
The specific goal of this Scientific Metabolic Analysis is to determine how your body is currently wired to make energy and determine what type of personalized exercise prescription will shift your metabolism to better facilitate your goals (i.e., weight reduction, increased muscle mass, increased energy, reduction of risk factors, etc.). Utilizing the most advanced scientific technologies, PHASE IV Scientific Metabolic Fitness Testing provides a snapshot of exactly what energy production systems are operating well, and which are deficient. The information culled from this testing will shed light on the secrets of your personal physiology. This solves the diet and exercise puzzle keeping you from attaining the body you want and the performance goals you have only dreamt possible!
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!
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.