Fortiori Design LLC
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More and more readers mail and ask for a " cook book"
I hate this idea , but I can see that it may be a start to get to be a " chef" after you work a few month for a "franchise." The goal is to have you to get to be a " gourmet cook." Remember that physiological system tend to be very individual and the idea to be able to apply a mathematical formula is tempting but is it real ? Most of the current zoning ideas are based on formulas and calculation. We may look for a one point physiological information ,which in many cases is a maximal end point or some trend changes during the step test. Now as we finally have a live direct information, why would we go back and do this again ??? Why would we use an idea like a "lactate threshold" ,which is an assessment based on an indirect trend information with spot information every few minutes, depending on the protocol. Is it because we may have a problem to accept the latest in research on lactate or do we simply do this as a marketing idea, as it may take some time to get rid of the lactic acid myth ??? That's one of the big questions we had many years back, when we started with combining NIRS and cardiac and VO2 equipments. The problem was, that the coaches, personal trainers and smaller test centers could not afford the cost of this incredible noninvasive tools like a Physio flow , Portamon and portable VO2 equipment.We where looking into a 50 - 70'000 $ investment at least. Now after years of collecting data's with all this great noninvasive tools we found many correlation and learned to get at least in many cases hints on what we see on NIRS and now MOXY can in fact explain many of the delivery trends (tHb ) and utilization trends (SmO2) and the combination of both what they indicate. As we backed this findings up with hundreds of tests where we have used all the tools combined. Now many coaches and centers can benefit form this by using MOXY either as a combination and add on to their existing test tools and or even smaller groups and individuals can use MOXY alone to do a much more in depth assessment for physiological zoning information. The beauty is, that you than can get the feedback with the same tool you use for testing in the field. How many use a VO2 equipment during a run, or a steady lactate testing or any other ideas from lab tools ? With MOXY you guide specific workouts like interval length and recovery duration, like strength workouts and reps and recovery and as well endurance sessions for specific target ideas. Top centers still will use all the tools (as you can see from the Center in Prag ) to be sure of all the trends . MOXY is the perfect simple affordable tool for a center now to have a much wider information on an athletes physiological reactions. Instead of looking for a one point result like a VO2 max, max HR , lactate threshold or what ever, we now can with MOXY find many more indication how a physiological system actual tries to achieve the performance we may need to have or demand to get. So we originally where, as many would have tried , looking to see, whether we can " replace " lactate testing (invasive) with NIRS so we could argue . that the lactate threshold can be found with NIRS. After many years of attempt we actually found, that we do not need to replace lactate testing as we find much more with MOXY than a one point trend in a a curve which is manipulated by step length nutritional intervention and daily performance ability of an athlete and much more. We now find VO2 = CO x a-v O2 difference as Performance = Delivery (tHb trend ) x Utilization (SmO2   = MOXY assessment Here some initial steps in pictures. Try to make some sense of it and come back with suggestions for improving the explanations. Attached Images