In June our company was asked to assess the fitness level of the 2015 Pro Hockey recruits at their national Combine. The VO₂ Max test has the reputation of being nothing short of torture. I watched these young boys as they gasped and staggered off the ice, having given every ounce of effort to impress. “What was your time?” was the inevitable question they asked each other.
I found this question odd since time is irrelevant to their results. This lack of understanding was disconcerting – these young athletes obviously didn’t understand a VO₂ Max score because what they should have been asking was, “What was your max?” So what constitutes a “good” VO₂ Max score?
60% of patients who drop out of a weight loss program attribute unmet expectations as a contributing factor as to why they dropped out. Studies show that unrealistic goals based on inaccurate predictive formulas may be to blame. Read on to see how an RMR test may help your patients avoid this pitfall.
Heart rate monitoring has always been an accepted tool used by trainers. With the exploding market of heart rate monitors, should we consider how and why trainers ought to consider incorporating heart rate based training zones into routine workouts? Here are some ways this type of training could help you.
Our friends at the ASBP have not only translated the medical science related to obesity, but they have generously shared their years of clinical experience. The result is a very practical and complete guideline that any physician can study and put into practical application.
According to IHRSA, approximately 36% of a club’s revenue should come from non-dues revenue. Programs have proven to be consistent sources of revenue because they can be flexible with current trends, they can be customized to your members and your facility, and you can reinvent them as needed. […]
The National Weight Control Registry has enrolled over 10,000 members who have lost between 30 and 300 pounds and have successfully maintained that weight from 1 year to 66 years. There is a great deal that can be learned from this large data sample. One interesting fact I recently noticed is that 55% of these […]
The weather is getting colder and to many, cold weather is synonymous with a nice, steaming cup of coffee. In fact, we all have clients that cannot seem to function without their morning fix of caffeine. Which prompts the oft posed question, what are the effects of caffeine on a resting metabolic rate test? A look at the research reviewed by the American Dietetic Association can give us some insight [….]
It is intuitive to assume that children burn fewer calories while watching TV than if they were involved in more physically active pursuits. But is it possible to burn fewer calories than a coach potato? Research suggests that TV viewing can cause just that. In a study performed at Memphis State University, researchers examined just […]
Securing a relevant, memorable domain name is key for marketing your business. This can sometimes be a challenge in a crowded space, like health and fitness. Well, if you haven’t heard, new domain extensions are coming. One by one, industry specific extensions are being released. No longer will .COM automatically define our websites. For those […]