In Training recommends
beginning with a discovery process. Together, over a few meetings and some testing, uncover and reveal your strengths, weaknesses to improve upon, possibly some imbalances to ground, determine your starting point, and set your goals so progress can begin and a new path to change can be created.
Discovery begins with thorough testing, questionnaires, recording daily data
along with some deep thought. There are five main categories that we feel are
important in the discovery process before embarking on your new journey. Some may not
apply to you, or maybe you will be interested in all five. These can include:
1) Motivation Questionnaire to help
formulate a program that fits well with your personality, behavioral
patterns, motivation and lifestyle. Already highly motivated? Let's look at step 2.
2) Body Composition Analysis to determine height, weight, percent body fat, body mass index, lean body mass, muscle density comparison right to left, hip-waist ratio, hydration levels, basal metabolic rate, where change may be necessary.
3) Food Intake Record to
reveal nutrient imbalances, fueling and refueling strategies, periodized nutrition planning to match physical training, caloric intake, portion sizes, preparation
styles, label reading, etc., along with a Hunger Rating Scale to reveal both emotional as well as physical
eating patterns, time between meals, breakfast time, late night eating and more.
4) Lifestyle Questionnaire to look more closely at daily activities, routines, work schedule, choices being made, so new healthy habits can be incorporated into new personal rituals.
5) Fitness Evaluation to
examine health history, any orthopedic limitations, present level of
muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory ability, so an exercise
prescription and training zone development can be tailored to include all of the above factors specific to you!
review and discussion of your results will set the foundation for your new training plan.