Are you struggling with losing weight? Are you having difficulty reaching athletic performance goals? Evey body has a unique, optimal heart range and metabolism for exercise. Training at this range can optimize positive benefits and increase performance! Exercise at the proper intensity is essential to losing weight, reducing injury, improving fitness, and maximizing your performance.
VO2 testing measures how your body changes metabolically during exercise throughout your heart range. When you reach a heart rate where you can no longer efficiently bring in oxygen your body starts ti use glucose for energy instead of fat. That point of transition from fat to glucose as fuel is your anaerobic threshold (AT). Knowing your specific AT can help you tailor your exercise to meet your goals and choose to use fat or glucose for energy.
If you are exercising and not losing weight, VO2 testing identifies the target heart rate zone that burns fat best within your aerobic rangef so you can exercise precisely where you need to to lose fat and keep lean mass.
If you are interested in performance, knowing your AT allows you to use interval training to improve you AT, so you can go faster, burn more fat-based calories, and improve performance times.
Clearwater Clinic uses state-of-the-art Medical Graphics VO2 testing equipment and the exercise portion of the test only takes about 15 minutes. The results provide you with vital information so you can achieve your fitness goals efficiently and with confidence! Clearwater experts will guide you through your results so you can easily optimize your workouts.
• Arrive in or with your workout gear.
• Be well hydrated.
• Avoid any strenuous exercise 24 hours prior to testing.
Call us today to schedule your VO2 test.