VO Fitness Assessment
Get the most out of your workout
Each one of us has optimal training zones.
Exercise equipment and charts that provide target heart rates are just averages based on age and weight. The CardioCoach measures your precise target heart rate based on anaerobic threshold, then calculates your unique Target Intensity Zones. These Zones give you the precise heart rates necessary to optimize each level of exercise and maximize your results.
With Target Intensity Zones, you’ll work out smarter, not harder!
Decrease Fatigue and Injury
Frequently we push ourselves thinking, “no pain, no gain.”
The truth is, pushing beyond one’s optimal training zone leads to fatigue and discomfort. It will also cause increased soreness after the workout and may contribute to exercise related injury. When you know your zones and use them for training, cardiovascular exercise is comfortable. Even a beginner can go the distance!
Burn more FAT!
VO testing reveals the exercise level that will optimize your ability to burn fat.
The term “aerobic exercise” has been commonly used in relation to burning fat. But without VO testing, fitness professionals have had to rely on crude estimates to determine what level of exercise intensity would be “aerobic” or fat burning. Now, with your VO fitness test results, you will know the precise level of intensity that will truly maximize the amount of fat you burn.
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing
What is an RMR Test?
Metabolism is the process of converting food (calories) into energy. The efficiency with which your body does this is referred to as your metabolic rate.
Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate: weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender making it a highly unique number.
Why Test your Metabolic Rate?
Understanding your body’s unique metabolic rate will allow you and/or your practitioner to customize your weight loss or maintenance program around your needs.
It can screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past.
It can reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help troubleshoot a frustrating plateau.
Once you reach your goal, an RMR measurement can give you the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain that goal weight.