Rock-N-Shock Fitness offers VO2 and RMR testing as well as food tolerance, fitness, nutrition and more.
VO2 Max is the ULTIMATE indicator is cardiovascular fitness. In the past, VO2 testing has only been available at hospitals and universities. But now CardioCoach brings this technology to you!
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 neces-sary 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.
How Is A VO2 Test Performed? (It's as easy as 1-2-3!)
1. Put on a heart rate strap and face mask. The mask is connected to the CardioCoach device.
2. Begin to exercise on a treadmill or cycle. Your trainer will instruct you to gradually increase your intensity over a period of 6 to 20 minutes.
3. The CardioCoach will indicate when the test is completed. You can cool down while your Target Intensity Zones are calculated and printed in a simple, insightful report.
What is RMR?
Metabolism, quite simply, is the conversion of food to energy.
Metabolic rate is a measure of how much food, or fat, is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and maintenance of body heat while you are in a state of rest. That energy is expressed in calories per day. So an RMR test shows how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting in a chair.
Why test RMR to Treat Obesity?
- Proof of “normal” metabolism
Most overweight people are convinced they have a slow metabolism. The truth is that statistically, most overweight and obese individuals have average or higher than average metabolic rates. Taking a measurement removes this excuse. Seeing that their bodies can indeed burn calories can be very encouraging and motivating.
Regardless of the method used to lose weight, a patient’s RMR will decrease after weight loss. The decrease is actually below the level predicted by fat-free mass (FFM). Although the cause is unclear, it appears that in most cases, if a patient can maintain his new weight for 6 months, his RMR will eventually rise to the expected level. Pinpointing the precise number of calories necessary to maintain is key to surviving this crucial period.
- Pinpoint caloric weight loss zone
When restricting calories, knowing a baseline RMR is invaluable. KORR Metabolic Analyzers calculate a “weight loss zone” for 1 1/2 pounds a week weight loss, or practitioners can use the RMR to calculate a caloric goal unique for their patients.
- Detection and Diagnosis of hypo-metabolism
In cases where a patient has a clinically low metabolic rate, further diagnosis and treatment by a physician will be required before successful weight loss can be achieved.
- Assess the effect of weight loss treatment on metabolism
Once calories are restricted, medications are introduced, or an exercise plan has been implemented, the human body will respond. This is especially true of significant interventions, such as bariatric surgery. The caloric goals of a dietary plan will rarely sustain a patient throughout an entire weight loss regimen. The result is the dreaded “plateau.” Periodic assessment of RMR will show the effects of the treatments and allow adjustments to the caloric goals.