Basal Metabolic Rate Testing
Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly how many calories you need each day to achieve your weight loss goals? A basal metabolic test given at Maxwell's Fitness Programs can tell you instantly.*
Taking the test is simple: all you do is sit back, relax and close your eyes during the test. You will breathe through a tube for approximately 10 minutes while we measure your resting metabolic rate (RMR), the number of calories your body would burn if you sat in a chair all day.
Afterward, we’ll factor in your age, weight and activity level to determine if your metabolism is low, normal or high. Then we’ll give you a detailed printout listing your unique Target Caloric Zones. These zones are important because they give you the exact number of calories you need to lose, maintain or even gain weight. After you know the target number you’re shooting for, then it’s just a matter of calories in and calories out!*
Many people think that simply cutting calories will help them lose weight, when in fact they may need to be eating more calories to speed up their metabolism. BMR testing is useful because you leave your appointment knowing the maximum number of calories you can take in every day and still lose weight.* We call it "eating to your metabolism." It helps your body feel more full and satisfied, and it actually raises your RMR over time, so your body naturally burns more calories each day.*
*Each person’s weight loss challenges are different. There is no guarantee of results and vary for each individual.
VO2 Max Testing
A complete VO2 fitness test can give trainers & athletes the tools to set realistic goals and assess improvement. Many people are inefficient exercisers, with no understanding of what heart rate, intensity or duration would best help them reach their specific goals such as fat burning, endurance training, or cardio conditioning.
An initial VO2 Max test can clarify the precise target heart rates that will enable each individual to exercise more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. Periodic retesting provides motivating feedback as the fitness program progresses. Studies show that previously sedentary people training at 75% of aerobic power for 30 minutes, 3 times a week over 6 months increase VO2 Max an average of 15-20%.
Even though extensive training can sometimes cause an athlete to reach a plateau in VO2 Max, he can still use his VO2 Max test results to make further improvements in performance. This is accomplished as he pushes to increase anaerobic threshold (AT) and maintain that threshold for longer periods of time. This enhances both endurance and cardiovascular performance.
A VO2 Max test determines the number of calories burned during every level of exercise. Additionally, the Basal Metabolic Rate test measures Resting Metabolic Rate. This is a scientific measurement of how many calories a person is burning during a day, a vital piece of information when designing a weight loss regimen.
To schedule your test, call us at 386.299.1876 or sign up below..
Sample VO2 Max Test Printout
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