V02 Max testing and Resting Metabolic Rate Testing
Metabolic Testing reveals your personal metabolism.
Metabolic testing is routinely performed on professional and elite athletes. It is now available to scores of runner, triathletes, cyclists, and fitness enthusiasts who are interested in optimal performance. Using the results from your metabolic test you can train scientifically. Know the proper amounts of work and rest needed to achieve your goal. You don’t need to be a competitive athlete to train like an athlete.
Anyone interested in improving their health and fitness will benefit from both the V02 and Resting Metabolic Rate tests. Whether your goal is weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, or improving your 5k walking time, these tests will put you on the fast track.
V02 Maxis defined as one’s maximal oxygen consumption. Often considered the gold standard measurement of cardio respiratory fitness, V02 is affected by age, genetics, and training. Values are much higher in endurance trained individuals. During the test we establish your most efficient training and racing heart rate zone, Lactate threshold zone and your Vo2 max.
Anaerobic Threshold (A.T.) represents how well you have trained your muscles to do endurance work, or, how much of your V02 you can tap into based on training. It is that point at which lactate is produced faster than it can be removed, leading to symptoms such as muscle cramping, burning, and fatigue. By increasing A.T. you are increasing the level of work you can sustain for long periods of time, as well as increasing the number of calories you burn per minute of exercise.
VO2 Max Test (individual): $150.00
Resting Metabolic Rate Test (RMR)
The RMR test takes approximately 10 minutes while sitting in a comfortable chair. You simply breathe through a tube that is connected to the metabolic machine. A 4 hour fast is required for this test.
RMR is measured which tells you exactly how many calories you burn while at rest. Knowing this value will allow you to precisely determine how many calories you need to consume to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain your weight.
Comparison data reveals whether your metabolism is slow, normal, or fast, based on the standard equations used by dietitians and clinicians.