Metabolic Testing
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Metabolic Testing

What is Cardio-Metabolic Analysis?

Cardio-metabolic analysis is the testing and analyzing an individual’s metabolic processes through Resting Metabolic Rate and VO2 Max Testing. These metabolic tests provide a wealth of insight regarding a person’s dietary, fitness, and lifestyle needs.

Contrary to what many people believe, these tests are not just for athletes or people seeking to lose weight. Resting Metabolic Rate and VO2 Max Testing allow you to gain insights into your own unique metabolism, along with knowledge regarding how your body processes macronutrients, how you recover from exercise, and how healthy your cells are.

Cardio-metabolic testing at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers can help customers who are seeking to lose weight, increase athletic performance, recover better, or for those who are just looking to live longer, healthier lives.

How Can You Benefit?

Personal Fuel Economy

Understand your personal fuel economy and how to implement in training and competitive settings.

Heart Rate Training Zones

Know your true Heart Rate training zones to maximize physiological adaptations ~ No more estimations based on your age. Know the real deal!

Aerobic Capacity

Determine aerobic capacity to set up maximal training adaptations.

Fat Burning Efficiency

Assess fat burning efficiency and resting metabolic rate (RMR) ~ Know how to fuel for your activities to gain the best performance and optimize recovery.

Our State-Of-The-Art Technology

At FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, we use PNOĒ as our state-of-the-art cardio-metabolic analysis equipment.

One quick test provides the insights into your body’s physiology our personal trainers need in order to create the most efficient workout plan for you. This information includes your body’s oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production and ventilation, your energy expenditure during both rest and exercise, and much more.

Once your trainer has your PNOĒ test results, all you have to do is commit to putting in the work. With our revolutionary technology, short high-intensity interval training techniques, and knowledgeable personal trainers, your body will transform right before your eyes. Achieving, and maintaining, your fitness goals has never been so efficient!

Before Your Test

Upon scheduling your testing session, you’ll receive communication with details to help you prepare for test day. Most clients have the test performed at one of Howell Rehab’s two Cincinnati locations (Pleasant Ridge or Delhi), however, a remote testing site can be established upon request. Based on the type of test you undergo, to ensure accuracy, it’s likely you’ll require some form of dietary and/or exercise restriction in the hours preceding the test.

During Your Appointment

Make sure to follow the instructions pertaining to your diet and exercise restrictions immediately prior to the test. Upon arrival, you will meet with your trained Howell Rehab contact. All of the equipment used will be thoroughly explained and any questions you have will be addressed prior to starting the test. The test can last anywhere from 20 to 35 minutes. If you’re taking the V02 Max test, please be aware this is a maximum exertion test. Be sure you’re able to perform the test safely by getting medical clearance from your primary care physician.