Now Available! – Research Grade VO2 Max and Resting Metabolic Testing Available at 1st Choice Sports Rehab Center in Decatur!
In addition to providing our patients with comprehensive rehab, we are proud to announce our latest state of the art services: Anaerobic Threshold, V02, and Resting Metabolic Testing.
Our equipment is research-grade and until recently was only available in university or hospital settings. Starting in January, 1st Choice Sports Rehab will be making these services available to our patients.
Unlike many others with cardio/pulmonary equipment that can only calculate approximate V02 levels, the equipment used at 1st Choice Sports Rehab collects all the gas exchanged during the test and will base the analysis on these data.
VO2 testing is a valuable tool for athletes to assess performance and evaluate the effectiveness of training regimens. It measures your anaerobic threshold and reports your unique target intensity zones. Knowing these zones helps you to optimize your intensity and MAXIMIZE YOUR WORKOUT RESULTS.
Get the Most Out of Your Workout
Each person has optimal training zones. Exercise equipment and charts that tell you target heart rates are actually 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!
VO2 testing reveals the exercise level that will optimize a person’s ability to burn fat. The term “aerobic exercise” has been commonly used in relation to burning fat. But without VO2 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 VO2 testing readily available, you can know the precise level of intensity that will truly maximize the amount of fat you burn.
We are excited to be leading the way in providing the latest technology for our patients to help maximize their fitness results in 2015 and beyond.
Talk to your doctor about VO2 Max or RMR testing, or schedule your test early to insure the greatest impact on your training season. Call our office at 404-377-0011 to schedule your test today.