What is physioteq perform?
At Physioteq we pride ourselves in using the latest research and techniques to get our patients and athletes back to full health and competition as quickly as possible. The Physioteq Perform program has been set up to continue enhancing that performance through the utilisation of science and technology. Through athletic screening, performance assessment and enhanced training strategies, our aim is to assist you in your goal of fulfilling your full sporting and performance potential. Using science to enhance performance. To train smarter, not harder.
Performance testing – How could you be fitter?
The VO2 max test is an exercise test performed on a treadmill, rowing ergometer, Watt bike or on your own bike using a smart turbo trainer. The test is undertaken while you are connected to a machine capable of analysing your expired air.
Your test provides data on how much oxygen you use as you exercise and determines the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume during exercise (VO2 max). The test also analyses the levels of expired carbon dioxide which provides in depth data on your body’s physiological response to exercise. This is a gold-standard measurement of fitness and endurance.
Along with VO2 max , your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds are calculated. The test provides you with specific training zones, heart rate, calorie burning data and accurate information on respiratory rate and depth at different exercise intensities. With this information you can start to plan more efficient training schedules and “train smarter, not harder”. The test also provides specific percentages of fat vs carbohydrate utilisation at different exercise intensities, really useful information if you are exercising for weight loss or calculating refuelling during endurance events and training.
After the test you may wish to sit down with our exercise physiologist to discuss how you can start to train smarter to meet your goals.
If weight loss or more efficient fuelling during exercise are your goals, analysis of your results and an appointment with our sports nutritionist would be your next step forward in your journey.
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) testing
Blood Flow Restriction Training – Coming Soon
Blood flow restriction training is a strengthening technique used to help gain muscle function after an injury or surgery. It is done by temporarily restricting blood flow to a muscle during exercise.
This method is most appropriate when high training loads are not appropriate, such as after surgery, injury, or in cases of significant loss of muscle mass. Blood flow restriction strengthening uses low-intensity exercise to achieve strength gains typically seen with high-intensity training.
Blood flow restriction training places a muscle under physiological stress without the need to place the muscle itself, ligaments or surrounding joints under high mechanical stress.
This restriction creates an environment where muscle growth can occur even if the training loads are kept to a minimum, something that may be important after injury or surgery.
As your body is healing after surgery, you may not be able to place high stresses on a muscle or ligament. Low load exercises may be required, and blood flow restriction training allows for maximal strength gains with minimal and safe loads.
Metabolic Performance Test
A ramp test on treadmill, rowing ergometer, watt bike or your own bike with an explanation of the results.
Time:- Approximately 1 hour
Metabolic Performance Test & Deep Dive Analysis
A ramp test on treadmill, rowing ergometer, watt bike or your own bike with an in depth review of your training schedule and discussions with our exercise physiologist of how to use the data to help reach your goals.
Time:- Approximately 90 minutes
Endurance Metabolic Performance Test
A longer step test on treadmill, rowing ergometer, watt bike or your own bike. Ideal for if you want more information about your performance over longer distances.
Time:- Approximately 90 minutes
Resting Metabolic Rate Test (RMR)
An assessment of how many calories you burn at rest. A scientific foundation for setting any diet or nutritional program.
Time:- Approximately 45 minutes