Recreational Athletes Metabolic Guidelines

A variable approach to metabolic conditioning will suit most athletes. Identifying which quadrant an athlete is dominant in can assist your programming to ensure you don’t program excessively within one quadrant but also consider introducing other quadrants to create a well-rounded athlete while promoting both health and human performance. […]

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Weight Management Metabolic Guidelines

Building an aerobic base using the 4Q Metabolic 4 Phase approach should improve our weight loss clients ability to burn fat at higher intensities and tolerate greater demands of exercise. We should also see an improved ability to utilize and mobilize blood sugar and control blood pressure. Then High Intensity exercise may be considered which […]

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Metabolic Periodization Considerations

For deconditioned clients, using the 4Q Metabolic 4 Phase Approach may progress the client to higher levels of conditioning. Once in good condition, high intensity can be used to gain the many benefits of high intensity exercise.  For general health considerations, High Intensity exercise may be selected 1-2x per week with the remaining days of […]

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Metabolic Decision Tree Review

When programming a Metabolic session, you can use this decision tree: Identify which Metabolic Quadrants will make up the session (SISS, SIIT, HIIT, HISS) Select the Modality of exercise (Cyclical, PHA, WBI, ADL) Choose the W:R ratio which is largely determined by the Metabolic quadrant selected Identify the number of working blocks that will make […]

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Onboarding

As part of your onboarding process, you can identify your client’s value around cardio and metabolic conditioning as well as open up a discussion that earns you permission to speak to the 4Q Metabolic Model and how it helps your client achieve their goals. […]

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