Sports Performance
& Longevity Testing

Assessments for Athletic Performance & Longevity

Unlock your body’s true potential with Spruce MD’s Sports Performance & Longevity testing, featuring DEXA Whole Body Scan, VO2 Max Testing, and Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment.

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, athlete, or health-conscious individual seeking longevity, metabolic and athletic testing offers valuable insights to guide your journey toward peak performance and optimal health. Take the first step toward unlocking your full athletic potential and get scheduled for testing today!

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DEXA Scan can reveal muscle imbalances or asymmetries, allowing athletes to address weaknesses and prevent injuries through targeted strength and conditioning programs.

What Is A DEXA Scan?

The DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorption) Body Scan is a non-invasive, quick procedure that provides unparalleled insight into your body’s composition. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, the DEXA Scan precisely measures lean muscle mass, body fat, and bone health. It is the gold standard for assessing bone health and body composition, offering clarity and accuracy like never before. 

What Does A DEXA Scan Measure?

Beyond assessing body composition, the DEXA Scan provides three critical health markers to help identify potential risks such as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, and more. With this comprehensive understanding, you can take proactive steps toward optimizing your health and performance.

Are DEXA Scans Accurate?

Yes, DEXA Scans are highly accurate and reliable, offering unparalleled precision in body composition analysis.

What Should I Do To Prepare For A DEXA Scan?

Before your DEXA Scan, refrain from taking calcium supplements for 24 hours and avoid wearing clothing with metal zippers or hooks.

Athletes can adjust their diet and exercise routines by identifying metabolic inefficiencies to achieve and maintain a healthy weight without compromising energy levels or muscle mass.

What Is Metabolic Testing?

Metabolic testing is a procedure used to measure various aspects of an individual’s metabolism, particularly the resting metabolic rate (RMR). Your resting metabolic rate is the amount of calories your body burns while at rest and is – essentially – the bare minimum amount of energy required by your body to maintain basic functions like circulation and breathing.

Why Is It Important To Test Your Resting Metabolic Rate?

The primary purpose of metabolic testing is to determine an individual’s baseline metabolic rate, which can be used to tailor nutrition and exercise plans more effectively. By understanding how many calories the body burns at rest, individuals and healthcare professionals can better manage weight, optimize athletic performance, and develop personalized strategies for achieving health and fitness goals.

Is Metabolic Testing Accurate?

Yes, metabolic testing is highly accurate and offers valuable information for tailoring fitness and nutrition strategies to your individual needs.

How Should I Prepare For Metabolic Testing? 

Before metabolic testing, avoid caffeine and intense exercise for at least four hours and refrain from eating or drinking (except water) for four hours before the test.

Regular VO2 Max testing helps athletes track improvements in cardiovascular fitness over time, evaluate the effectiveness of training programs, and set realistic performance goals. It is also an excellent test for determining longevity, even in the non-athlete.

What Is A VO2 Max Test?

A maximal oxygen uptake test – more commonly known as a VO2 test – measures the maximum amount of oxygen an individual uses during intense physical exercise and is one of the best indicators of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance.

What Does A VO2 Max Test Measure?

VO2 max testing is used in sports performance assessment, exercise physiology research, and clinical settings to evaluate cardiovascular health, guide training programs, and monitor progress. It can help athletes and fitness enthusiasts optimize their training regimens and improve their performance in endurance sports and activities.

Are VO2 Max Tests Accurate?

VO2 Max Tests accurately determine cardiovascular fitness levels and predict athletic performance.

What Should I Do To Prepare For A VO2 Max Test?

Prepare for a VO2 Max Test by avoiding intense exercise for 24 hours prior, refraining from consuming caffeine or alcohol, and maintaining hydration levels.

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