Fitness Testing Specialist

David Larson, MD -  - Concierge and Integrative Medicine Physician

SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions

David Larson, MD

Concierge and Integrative Medicine Physician located in Encinitas, CA

Whether you’re a competitive athlete looking to improve your performance or you’re ready to start a weight-loss program, fitness testing can guide important decisions about your training and diet plan. David “Dr. Dave” Larson at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions provides comprehensive fitness testing together with lab testing as needed to round out your metabolic profile. As a concierge medical provider, Dr. Larson offers fitness testing as part of a weight loss or body transformation program. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Encinitas, California, or use the online booking feature.

Fitness Testing

What are the benefits of fitness testing?

Fitness testing reveals your physical strengths and weakness, as well as your calorie burn rate and resting metabolic rate. All this information is essential for developing a customized training or weight-loss program that fits your needs.

Fitness testing is a great tool for tracking your progress. Your first test establishes a baseline, then the team at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions can compare the results of future tests to your baseline to evaluate the effectiveness of your exercise regimen and diet plan.

 

What information does fitness testing obtain?

Your fitness testing at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions may include:

  • Questionnaires covering your health history
  • Resting heart rate, blood pressure, height, and weight
  • Body fat percentage testing
  • Trunk flexibility testing
  • Muscular endurance and strength testing
  • Aerobic fitness testing

Additionally, the SourceMD team performs:

VO2 fitness testing

This comprehensive testing provides information about your basal metabolic rate, as well as the amount of oxygen used during exercise, which is a good indicator of your cardiorespiratory fitness.

VO2 testing can guide endurance training and help you maximize your workout. Your resting metabolic rate analysis helps with nutrition and meal planning for weight loss or weight maintenance.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

When appropriate for your overall health, Dr. Larson performs an EKG before you start an exercise program. This provides a baseline evaluation of your heart activity.

Diagnostic laboratory testing

The team at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions provides diagnostic laboratory testing in the office and at your home. They may also refer you to specialized centers for lab testing when needed.

They provide standard lab testing and functional medicine lab tests, such as metabolic assays, genetic testing, biochemical pathways, stool testing, and salivary hormone testing.

 

What is body composition analysis?

A body composition analysis determines the proportion of your body that’s fat versus fat-free. Body fat accumulates in three places: Your muscles, under your skin (subcutaneous fat), and around your organs (visceral fat). Fat-free body mass includes your muscles, bones, organs, tissues, and water.

Your body composition can be determined using different techniques, but the team at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions uses the advanced technology of Styku™ 3D body scanning.

With a turntable and 3D camera, it only takes seconds to scan your body, extract millions of measurements, and reconstruct your body in 3D. The system precisely calculates your body fat percentage.

Patients who receive body composition testing at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions are actively involved in one of their programs, whether with a personal trainer, health coach, nutritionist, or Dr. Larson.

To learn more about fitness testing, call the office in Encinitas, California, or schedule an appointment online.