Thank you for your interest in getting tested for your Vo2Max and/or Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR).
Upon completing your registration you will then receive a link onto where to send your payment, kindly click on the link to which services you are interested in getting (i.e.: Vo2max only, RMR only or BOTH). Payment will be thru secure paypal. Paypal will send you an email detailing the transaction/payment you just did and THAT WILL SERVE AS YOUR RECEIPT, PLEASE SAVE THAT EMAIL. If needed, you can show that receipt to us if asked by our staff. Upon registering and paying the fees you will then get a call from us to arrange your preferred appointment time based on our facility's available timeframe for testing. no need to email us to confirm your registration. you will get a call from us within 1-5 business days to setup your date and time of appointment. if you don't get a call from us after 5 business days from the date of your registration please email us at AthleteLoungeLA@gmail.com
(OUR REGULAR VO2MAX FEE: 150) (compared to other facilities 200-450)
(OUR REGULAR RESTING METABOLIC RATE (RMR) FEE: 50) (compared to other facilities 125-200)
DURATION OF TEST:
VO2MAX: 45-60 MINS (includes pre and post test preparations, actual test varies between 5mins to 20 mins depending on endurance of person)
RESTING METABOLIC RATE: 20-25 MINS(included pre and post test preparation, actual test average around 10-15 mins) BEFORE RESTING METABOLIC RATE TEST... A MUST! or else test won't be efficient!:
>> No caffeine 6 hours before your appointment time>> No exercise/physical activity 12 hours prior to your appointment time>> No food consumption 4 hours before your appointment time
HOW ATHLETES (PROS, ELITES ADN TOP AGE GROUPERS) DO IT:
1. Get tested for their VO@max to determine their baseline fitness2. They Develop a 4-8 weeks TRAINING PROGRAM with their coach or by themselves, mainly focused on high intensity interval training using the datas gathered from their vo2max test (heart rate, calories burned from fat, carbs & sugar, power, intensity). no coach? no problem we can give you a guide on how to SCIENTIFICALLY and EFFECTIVELY do your HIIT and hit you target.3. Comeback for a retest to check effectiveness of your training and to see whether your vo2max has increased and see other adjustments you can do to make you a better and faster athlete.
* getting tested will ABSOLUTELY improve to athlete prowess, get you faster and stronger and the endurance you aim for.* whether you want to be fast athlete or and endurance athlete, testing your vo2max will ABSOLUTELY take you to the next level.* NUMBERS DONT LIE. REAL NUMBERS. REAL RESULTS.* WE TURN ATHLETES INTO BEASTS.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHY GET TESTED FOR VO2MAX?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%.
What is a VO2 Max Test?A VO2 Max Test is a measurement that reflects a person’s ability to perform sustained exercise. It is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. The actual measurement is “milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight.” It is suitable for a wide range of individuals, from the sedentary to elite athletes.
How is VO2 Max MeasuredVO2 Max is the maximum rate of oxygen consumption that can be attained during the most intense exercise possible. The measurement requires that the subject breathe into an oxygen consumption analyzer during an all-out effort (usually on a treadmill or bicycle) as part of a graded exercise protocol. These protocols involve specific increases in the speed and intensity of the exercise. While exercising, the person wears a mask to collect all the air he breathes in and out for a measurement of the volume of exhaled gas and the concentration of oxygen in that exhaled gas. This determines how much oxygen is used during each minute of the exercise test.A person’s oxygen consumption rises in a linear relationship with exercise intensity — up to a point. There are specific physiological markers (AeT, AT) that can be detected throughout the test as oxygen consumption is measured. Eventually, oxygen consumption plateaus even if the exercise intensity increases. When the person is no longer able to keep up with the oxygen demands of his muscles and complete fatigue forces him to stop exercising, then his oxygen consumption has reached a maximum, and VO2 Max can be calculated. The test usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes.
Why Test VO2 Max?A complete VO2 Fitness test can give trainers and clients the tools to set realistic goals and assess improvement. 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%. Many people are inefficient exercisers, with no understanding of what specific 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 specific target heart rates that will enable each individual to reach their fitness goals more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. Periodic retesting provides motivating feedback as the fitness program progresses.The test also determines the number of calories burned during every level of exercise, providing valuable information when designing a weight loss program. And if CO2 is measured during the test, a Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER) can determine the proportion of energy coming from carbohydrates and fats at various levels of exercise intensity. Since physical conditioning and exercise intensity affect these proportions, this information can be very helpful when designing a workout intended to burn fat.VO2 Max testing is a valuable tool for serious athletes to assess performance and evaluate training regimens. 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.
What is Aerobic Threshold?Aerobic threshold (AeT) is the first rise or breakpoint in the ventilatory response to increasing rate or grade of exercise. Our machine detects the rise in the ventilatory response and correlates it to your heart rate. The aerobic threshold defines the minimal level of effort that can produce improvement in cardiovascular fitness.
What is Anaerobic Threshold?The anaerobic threshold (AT) is defined as the level of exercise intensity at which lactic acid builds up in the body faster than it can be cleared away. Lactic acid build up generally leads to muscle fatigue and soreness. Vigorous effort can be sustained for an extended duration at exercise intensity levels below the anaerobic threshold. AT can be detected by 2 different means: Ventilatory Threshold, or Respiratory Exchange Ratio threshold.Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER) is the ratio of expired carbon dioxide to oxygen uptake at the level of the lung. When Carbon dioxide production exceeds oxygen uptake, the RER crosses 1.00. This is anaerobic threshold.Ventilatory Threshold (VT) is the point during progressive exercise in which ventilation increases disproportionately to oxygen uptake. Ventilation increases to rid the body of the excess Carbon dioxide from lactic acid build up. AT is detected by pinpointing the take off (rising) point in the Ve/VO2 ratio. (Meyers, 1996)
What is the difference between Anaerobic Threshold and Lactate Threshold?Lactate Threshold is a reference to the accumulation of Lactate in the blood. There are some inconsistencies in the terminology, though. Some use the term to denote the initial rise in lactic acid production. More often, Lactate Threshold is used to describe the maximum steady state effort that can be maintained without lactate continually increasing. This abrupt increase in blood lactate levels is also referred to as the lactate turn point (LT), lactate inflection point (LIP), or onset of blood lactate accumulation (OBLA). (Roberts & Robergs 1997)The Anaerobic Threshold is defined as the level of exercise intensity at which lactic acid builds up in the body faster than it can be cleared away. Because this is measured by Ventilatory responses (Ve/VO2 or VO2/VCO2), it is often more accurately termed Ventilatory Threshold (VT). (Meyers, 1996)
What is the difference between RER and RQ?Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER) is the ratio of expired carbon dioxide to oxygen uptake at the level of the lung.Respiratory Quotient (RQ) is the ratio of expired carbon dioxide to oxygen uptake at the level of tissue or cells. Sometimes this term is used interchangeably with RER, but that is incorrect. A VO2 Max test measures RER. (Meyers, 1996)
Calories BurnedA VO₂ Max test determines the number of calories burned during every level of exercise. 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.WHY GET TESTED FOR RESTING METABOLIC RATE (RMR)?
What is Resting Metabolic Rate (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.
How Does Metabolic Testing Work?Indirect calorimetry (a measurement of metabolic rate) relies on the fact that burning 1 calorie (Kilocalorie) requires 208.06 milliliters of oxygen. Because of this very direct relationship between caloric burn and oxygen consumed, measurements of oxygen uptake (VO2) and caloric burn rate are virtually interchangeable.Oxygen uptake requires a precise measurement of the volume of expired air and of the concentrations of oxygen in the inspired and expired air. The process requires that all of the air a person breathes out be collected and analyzed while they rest quietly. The KORR™ indirect calorimeters contain a precision air flow sensor that measures the volume of expired air, and an oxygen sensor that measures the concentration of oxygen. Once the factors of humidity, temperature and relative humidity are accounted for, the KORR™ instrument provides the most accurate results available in a compact metabolic analyzer.
Why Test RMR to Treat Obesity??Proof of “normal” metabolismMost 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.Stabilize weight lossRegardless 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 zoneWhen restricting calories, knowing a baseline RMR is invaluable. KORR Metabolic Analyzers calculate a “weight loss zone” for 1 ½ pound a week weight loss, or practitioners can use the RMR to calculate a caloric goal unique for their patients.Detection and Diagnosis of hypo-metabolismIn 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 metabolismOnce 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.
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