Basic to all exercise programs is your body needs to function well mechanically to avoid injury while you execute your tailored training plan. The workout program designed to train your metabolic fitness to a peak will require biomechanical symmetry and efficiency on a very high level. This analysis will illuminate the best way to achieve these important physical prerequisites. Most sports training is sabotaged by a failure of the structural system (also known as the musculoskeletal system) which leads to injury. Overuse injuries effecting connective (sprains, strains and tendonitis) and bone (stress fractures, bone spurs and arthritis) are a constant threat to those committed to their sport. PHASE IV was founded by Physical Therapists who have evaluated and treated thousands of clients and athletes across all ages and abilities, from six-year-old soccer players to OLYMPIC athletes. We have seen just about every physical ailment and condition. Studying your physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, and pathomechanics, allows our Physical Therapists to identify patterns of injury and dysfunction, and create a prescription training plan with individualized strength, flexibility, recovery, joint stability, and conditioning that addresses your current state of structural preparedness to meet your goals for life and sport!
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.
Training is only half the battle when it comes to achieving the performance goals 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!
Regardless of which sport or exercise activity you practice, developing proper technique is paramount for injury prevention, optimal performance, and sustainability of your training. At PHASE IV we utilize computer video analysis to dissect your current technique for mechanical flaws and deviations. These can be so subtle they cannot be appreciated by the human eye at real-time speed. Your team of PHASE IV coaches, Biomechanists, and Physical Therapists will examine function at every joint while performing sport specific movements and plan corrective prescription exercises and drills to perfect your technique.
PHASE IV PEAKRIGHT© Comprehensive Training Plan for Swimmers
PHASE IV offers the most comprehensive science based training and nutrition program for swimmers available anywhere! Beginning with a complete head-to-toe structural examination, RMR and VO2 metabolic testing, PHASE IV WATERPOWER© strength and speed training, and PHASE IV FUEL© with nutritional guidance, as well as technique analysis, we can build a PHASE IV PEAKRIGHT© daily periodized training and nutrition plan that will peak your fitness and performance and keep you healthy, injury resistant, and competing longer. If you are interested in improving your performance, and preventing injury, we will design a periodized training plan for you, complete with daily nutritional optimization, as well as strength and flexibility training. Our programs have been honed over 35 years in the results driven world of elite athletics, and with thousands of athletes who have chosen our science based approach to achieving complex performance goals.
PHASE IV WATERPOWER© PERFORMANCE
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.