Have you considered investing in a metabolism test for weight loss or increased exercise performance? Metabolic tests measure the rate at which your body burns calories and uses oxygen during rest or during different activities. Your test provides data on how much oxygen you use as you exercise and determines the maximal oxygen you can consume during exercise.
What can a VO2 test measure?
VO2 Testing is a series of tests (while wearing a oxygen consumption analyzer) that allow a person or athlete to obtain an objective analysis on their ability to perform and sustain exercise. In other words how efficient is their heart in taking in oxygen, distributing it to muscles and organs while expelling the negative by products. This score is the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance.
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) test.
Almost all metabolic testing involves first measuring resting metabolic rate (RMR) This test provides an estimate of the number of calories you burn when your body is at complete rest.1
VO2 max test.
Some metabolic test packages also involve testing your metabolic rate during different stages of exercise—also called an aerobic capacity test or a VO2 max (maximum volume of oxygen) test. The exercise test gives you information about the intensity levels at which you
Why should I test my VO2?
Many bodies are inefficient at exercise and processing oxygen during exercise. This affects the heart and lung’s ability to stay healthy. Many people do not have an understanding of what specific intensity, duration, and heart rate to exercise and train at. A VO2 test can give baseline measurements and set guidelines on what intensity and duration exercise should be done at. The test also determines the number of calories burned during each level and intensity of exercise.
This valuable tool is essential to prescribing exact exercise and training programs to maximize results in efficient time. At MetaTherapy, we can scientifically and accurately determine what your body requires to achieve your athletic and rehab goals.
Learn more about VO2 testing here.