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Exercising to Your Own Beat | Wellness Expo | Gambit New Orleans

Fitness expert Mackie Shilstone explains that by measuring VO2 Max through specialized equipment and testing, [he] can pinpoint, among other variables, the MHR and therefore have the most accurate data for determining appropriate heart rate zones to optimize fat utilization. “Our goal is to determine the ventilatory threshold or defection point, which will help us to determine when we shift toward higher carbohydrate utilization and less fat as a fuel source,” Shilstone says.

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