How Metabolic Testing Benefits Athletes
So, how exactly does metabolic testing benefit athletes? We've already talked about a better understanding of one's body mass, fat percentage, and metabolism, but this can go a bit further. Thanks to metabolic testing, athletes can:
1. Craft Their Perfect, Individualized Diet Plan: Sure, you know about the food pyramid and the food groups that everyone should stick to, but you also know that not everyone is the same. Some meals might be super healthy for one individual, and a harmful to another.
Metabolic testing helps athletes to know which foods are right for them, and which foods to avoid due to dietary issues, genetic disposition, and other factors. This means you can create a diet plan with your very best personalized fitness in mind because it includes everything your body needs and wants and nothing it doesn't.
Since food is the fuel of your metabolism, it makes perfect sense to want to create a diet that caters directly to what will boost your metabolism and make it stronger. Something as simple as creating a special diet perfect for you can help boost your training prowess considerably.
Not only will you be eating well, you'll be seeing the results you want too.
2. Create a Workout Routine Just for Them: Different athletes need different workouts to train different parts of their bodies. For example, swimmers and runners might find that they have similar training routines, but there will always be differences in what each athlete does to build strength. This is because different types of exercise are more useful for different types of athletes.
A runner will have a different workout from a swimmer, the same way a swimmer will have a different workout from a tennis player. Like the food pyramid and the basic food groups, there are some exercises (walking, jogging, etc) that are useful no matter your sport, and others that are better for certain sports.
With metabolic testing, you can learn your body's weaknesses and strengths, alerting you to exercises that might do more harm than good, and those that will benefit your body better than another could.
3. Learn About Their Personal Risk for Disease: While your genetics (paired with your focus, ambition, and drive) might have something to do with your athletic prowess, they also have something to do with the health problems you're most at risk for.
Metabolic testing and learning your body composition through a Dexa Scan can return data on what you're at risk for. You may have a family history of diabetes or hypertension, or you may have an increased risk for fractures or sprains due to weak spots in your bones and muscles.
Whatever health risks you may be facing in the future, metabolic testing and body composition testing can alert you to them now. With this information, you'll be able to adjust your diet and exercise plans to lower risk and increase strength.
Learning about disease risk now also gives you a chance to talk to your primary doctor and trainer now to make necessary changes for later.
4. Make Moves to Attain the Body They Want, Inside and Out: Finally, metabolic testing can give you the athletic body you've always wanted, but with a little twist. Some athletes want a strong body that looks good on the outside, and they may compromise internal health to meet this goal.
When you work with DexaFit for metabolic testing and more, you're making moves to attain a healthy body on the inside and out. This means you can look as ripped and toned as you desire while also resting assured that your insides are healthy, functioning well, looking good, and thriving.