Metabolic testing Salt Lake City

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    Land
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    Anyone know a good place in the Salt Lake area to get tested as described on this site? In my online research, I’ve seen quite a few places that mention things like VO2max, lactate threshold or more cycling related tests (like FTP), as well as some places that measure resting metabolic rate in a weight-loss context, but nowhere that seems to do the type of gas exchange treadmill test described here that seems so useful.

    With all the strong people crawling all over the Wasatch, there’s gotta be somewhere!

    Thanks

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    Scott Johnston on #6201

    Land:

    The best we have been able to come up with for other clients is the University. They can do lactate test on a treadmill that will give a good sense of your training zones. I do not know of anyone there that does the full Metabolic Efficiency test. Here is a link to the page with the test you want to get.

    https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/services/fitness/testing/lactate-threshold.php

    Scott

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    Land on #6203

    Thanks!

    I did find this: http://fitstopphysicaltherapy.com/metabolic-testing/
    It sounds like what we’re looking for, but it’s hard to tell for sure. Looks like that might be the product I want in one of those photos. I think I’ll give them a call and try to clarify.

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    Scott Johnston on #6237

    Land:

    Thanks for the link. They do look to offer this kind of test. Good luck and keep us posted.

    Scott

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    Land on #6292

    Got the test this morning, it’s exactly the type of test described on this site, just what I was looking for. I don’t think he sees many high-level athletes (he was impressed by my results, which I know to be mediocre), as most of what he does is geared toward a weight-loss context, but he is definitely totally like-minded as far as endurance training philosophy and methodology and was totally on the same page when I explained my goals. I attached a quick chart I made from some data points. I’d love to hear how anyone else interprets the results!

    For what it’s worth, I found that the points I’ve been using (based on estimated max HR (which was slightly wrong) and the %’s in TFTNA) are pretty close, maybe a tad conservative perhaps, which is fine. I’ll continue doing what I’m doing, but it will be interesting to see what results a retest shows come March or so! Knowledge is power!

    Here’s a better link for the place:
    http://bodysmartutah.com

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