Comprehensive METABOLIC TESTING Package
The specific goal of this Scientific 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!
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.
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?
PHASE IV FUEL© Weight Management
Your power to body weight ratio i.e. the more power you generate in relation to your weight, the more speed you will generate. For distance or endurance events however, an athlete must also develop high levels of endurance to maintain power output and hold a high pace over long distances. To achieve endurance, a runner must use fat as fuel. In training for faster performances a distance runner must increase their power output, optimize their body weight and work to improve endurance. A faulty nutrition and hydration plan can easily sabotage the best laid training program. At PHASE IV, we identify nutrition & hydration issues you may have in preparation for your next performance, and calculate the calories you take in while training as well as competition day, and how to achieve your ideal performance body weight. To unlock the mysteries of your personal physiology, and find your optimum fat burning exercise intensity, as well as your perfect balance of training, recovery, and nutrition, we use science. Science-based heart rate prescriptions are based on your metabolic testing results. Using your testing results, we will design a weight management program for you based specifically on your own uniquely personal physiology, genetics and metabolism.Your dietary intake will be analyzed for macro and micronutrient content. Deficiencies and excesses in your diet and exercise will be identified. You will receive personalized dietary guidelines specific to your needs based on your activity level, and a Phase IV registered dietitian will review your progress and make necessary adjustments to your program. Our PHASE IV FUEL© Program will define what you need to eat and when you need it based on the science of healthy nutrition and your activity level. Learn how to achieve sustainable weight management goals with PHASE IV science!
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.