Body Composition Analysis
During your training program you will experience your body changing in several ways. You may gain a new awareness of specific muscles used for running, cycling, brisk walking, hiking, lifting weights. You may notice your clothes fitting differently. You may notice an increase in appetite or a craving for certain foods (endurance athletes especially). You may become more thirsty than usual. You may experience weight loss toward the mid to late stages of your program. Many endurance athletes have a tendency to lose muscle or lean body mass.
In order to gauge if many of these changes are healthy for you, set up an appointment for a Body Composition Analysis at Elite Training Systems in San Ramon. You will learn baseline information about where you are today as far as height, weight, percentage of body fat, pounds of lean mass, hydration levels, body mass index, where you carry your weight and lean mass, and basal metabolic rate (daily caloric expenditure at rest). Caloric guidelines for each phase of training will be determined for an additional fee. An optimum weight will be recommended along with suggested increases or decreases in lean mass or body fat. It is important to gather this information in the early training phases, before your body starts to change.
The ideal time to schedule a test is before you begin a new or updated training program. Then a few weeks before your event, at the end of a training phase, or when you feel significant changes, schedule another testing day to chart results. This is where you will chart all the positive physiological changes your body has experienced. This is your reward for all of your hard training performed, and is also a great mental boost before your next phase of training.
Home scales tend to have a high range of error making it difficult to chart accurate change. Elite Training Systems has high standards for accuracy in physiological testing and uses medical grade testing equipment. A graphed report of your results can be printed for your medical professional to keep in your file. Re-testing two to three times per year is advised.
To schedule a time slot, fees are pre-paid either by check or PayPal. Be sure to view the pre-test guidelines prior to scheduling and testing. For questions or to schedule your test time please contact Suzanne.