Trigger Point Personal Training
Metabolism and Why it is SO IMPORTANT!
- What is metabolism and why does it change?
- What are some of the factors that bring these changes about?
- How can I find out what mine is?
- Where I can have test done?
We NOW offer Metabolic Rate Testing at Trigger Point Training to our clients for a minimal fee
NON-members may take test too at the NON-member rate. Contact me for more details.
Once you take the test we will use results to tailor an eating plan that is fit to your individual needs. The results will also show how much can be safely cut from your daily caloric intake so you can lose weight.
The test is a simple 10 minute breath-test. During the test the air that you breathe out is analyzed to determine how much oxygen your body has consumed. This data is then used to calculate your metabolic rate.
Once completed this data will be used to calculate your TARGET CALORIC ZONES. These zones provide powerful information that can then be used to develop a diet and exercise program tailored to YOUR individual needs!
Does my metabolism change?
YES. The number one factor in the cause of the change of a person’s metabolic rate is the change in their muscle to fat ratio. As a person grows older, (this is especially true for women) they lose muscle and gain fat. Many people have complained to me that, even though they eat the same as they always have, but still noticed that they gain weight easier each year. The causes this somewhat perplexing phenomenon – In short the loss of muscle results in a gain of fat!
The main causes in the shift in our metabolism:
Loss of muscle mass (primary)
Poor dietary choices
Natural aging process
Lack of “proper exercise”
The good news is – this process can be reversed. It does not take years to accomplish your goals.
Metabolism, Weight loss and Metabolic Rate Testing
Below you will find some external links which explain in detail what tests are, what you can expect and how they contribute to your fitness evaluation.
The procedure and equipment as seen in these videos are basically what you can expect when you have them done at my studio. I encourage all of my clients to have this done!
Metabolic Rate tests (as seen above) that are used to find your RMR (resting metabolic rate) should ideally be part of as part of the initial consultation process when client joins (begins workout program) AND at periodic intervals as a recalibration. IT is of great worth in assisting your personal trainer to design a fitness program.
If you have struggled to lose weight in the past it is likely because you did NOT know what your metabolic rate was.
Metabolic Rate Calculator
Link below will direct you to page on which you can take a simple metabolic rate test using our interactive calculator. Your results will be calculated using the Harris-Bennit formula. Simply type in your height, weight age and activity level and you will see your results (these are ballpark figures – it is still advised that you take the actual test to find you actual metabolic rate ).