VO2 max testing looks at how efficiently your body is using oxygen, as well as the fuel sources your body uses during various exercise intensities. This test is considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. The greater the amount of oxygen a person can use during high-level exercise, the more energy (ATP) a person can produce. Training at or above your anaerobic threshold, which is identified during the test, will improve the body’s ability to make ATP/energy and deliver to the cells.
What the test will tell you
During the test you will walk, run, ride or row with increasing difficulty. As your body breaths harder and energy needs increase, we will gather the info on how fast your heart beats, what type of fuel you burn (carbohydrates or fats), your specific heart rate training zones and your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds.
How it assists with training
Knowing your specific zones and thresholds enables you and your coach to tailor the intensity of your workout, improve areas where you are weak, and monitors progress and fitness level. Using thresholds like aerobic and anaerobic we can determine at what point you have exhausted your fuel tank (carb source) and are working with your gas light on (burning fats too quickly).
Body Impedance Analysis
Body impedance analysis is the process of measuring specific components of your body, essentially what you’re made of. Weight alone is not a good indicator of health because it does not distinguish between water, muscle, fat and bone.
This simple quick test will provide the following in-depth data:
- Total pounds of body water
- Total pounds of lean muscle mass
- Total pounds of fat mass
- Skeletal muscle mass
- Segmental Lean Analysis
- Pounds of muscle on R arm
- Pounds of muscle on L arm
- Pounds of muscle on R leg
- Pounds of muscle on L leg
- Pounds of muscle in your trunk
- BMI (body mass index)
- Body Fat percentage
- Basal Metabolic rate (calories burned in a day at rest)