Metabolic Testing - What We Offer
At Box Nutrition and performance, we offer a range of metabolic testing to suit your needs. See below what test or package is right for you.
Stand alone tests
The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test measures your kcal burn at rest. This enables us to provide you with a kcal and macro breakdown specific to your metabolism.
Pair with a VO2 test to measure you fat burning during activity.
Who is it for?
Anybody who is looking to understand how much to eat. Especially useful if your goal is weight loss/fat loss.
The VO2 Test is a simple exercise test which measures your fitness levels, fat burning, provides you with heart rate training zones as well help identify areas in your fitness that you need to improve.
The test is tailored to your fitness level and sport.
Who is it for?
Anybody looking to improve their performance or understand their fat burning.
The lactate profile is a test that uses lactate to establish your thresholds. The lactate test involves a step test where every 3-5 minutes the speed or watts will be increased and a small blood sample will be taken. This helps us better identify your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds to establish your training zones.
Full Testing - RMR and VO2Max
For individuals interested in fitness and fat loss, the the full testing package combines an RMR test to measure your metabolism so we know how much you should be eating for your goal, a VO2Max test to test your fitness and provide you with accurate heart rate as well as an InBody scan to measure your body composition.
This package also comes with a full testing report and video debrief.
Full Physiological Profile
The full physiological profile is for keen sportsmen and women looking to maximise performance.
This package includes VO2Max test and a a lactate threshold test. Lactate is measured by taking a small blood sample during an exercise test to establish your lactate thresholds. This is used in conjunction with gas exchange (VO2Max test) to provide you with training zones, VO2Max and threshold values.
If you also wanted to help with fuelling, this can be combined with an RMR test for an extra £50.
We are situated the between Wylde Green and Erdington in Birmingham (B24 0DE), just 10-15mins walk from Wylde Green Station.
Before any testing, we have a quick 15mins consultation This is just a quick chat to get to know you, understand your goals and go through what to expect during testing.
After your consultation, your metabolic testing will be conducted. You will then receive your results within 48hrs.