Understanding the body with performance diagnostics

Our body is a greater miracle than any machine. With targeted performance diagnostics, Ferdinand Bader shows you how your body works.

Even if the term "performance diagnostics" sounds a lot like Olympic champions, just about everyone can benefit from the following tools. It is not always about increasing performance, sometimes it is simply about better health, a higher feel-good factor or just pure interest in what your own body can do.

You do not necessarily have to strive for top athletic performance to be interested in performance diagnostics. Valuable indicators can also be found for everyday work.

The 24h heart rate variability analysis is a powerful diagnostic with extensive information. The heart rate variability corresponds to the deviation of the heart beat intervals from beat to beat. The higher this deviation is, the healthier or younger the person is. Among other things, the 24-hour HRV provides information about:

  • Performance potential
  • Burnout risk
  • Regeneration capacity
  • Sleep quality
  • Biological age
  • Energy balance
  • Respiration
  • Heart health

Along with spiroergometry, it is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools because you get a very comprehensive picture of the person. You can see sleep, stress behavior, energy levels, risks and opportunities and much more.

More about 24h HRV

CPET (Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing) or Spiroergometry is derived from the Latin-Greek words “spirare” (to breathe), “ergon” (to work) and “metron” (to measure), i.e., the respiratory gases are measured under stress. Stress here means testing either on a bicycle or on a treadmill (running or walking). This diagnostic leads to various statements about the (endurance) performance and the metabolism.

It provides information about:

  • Fat metabolism
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max)
  • Optimal training ranges
  • Framework training plan for endurance training

Spiroergometry provides insight into the body’s metabolism. You can see how much fat and carbohydrates are burned, at what intensities this happens and how heart rate and respiration change. The result is a training plan that fits your goals and can be used to achieve greater fitness, optimal preparation for competitions, weight loss or other goals.

More about spiroergometry

Our body produces lactate under stress. The increase in lactate, especially in combination with spiroergometry, can be used to make a precise statement about which training content is most target-oriented for the respective endurance sport. In contrast to spiroergometry, it is not possible to draw direct conclusions about fat metabolism, which is why lactate analysis is particularly suitable for interim analysis during training.

By means of electrical resistance measurement we learn the values for:

  • Fat mass (total fat, visceral fat, distribution in the body)
  • Muscle mass (total mass, distribution in the body)
  • Water (total water, division into intracellular and extracellular water)
  • Phase angle (condition of muscles)
  • Comparison to persons of the same age
  • Target weight with corresponding distribution

Especially for people who want to change their shape, the bioimpedance analysis is an optimal companion. Do you want to see if your training is working and you are really putting on muscle and/or losing fat? Are you training too hard or could you train harder? Do you already have your belly fat and thus your heart risk under control? Any change in your body can be shown.

In cooperation with Dr. Andreas Schwarzl, Ferdinand Bader has worked out his own blood picture profile especially for training and exercise, which you can only get from him in this form.

There can be many reasons why things don’t work out the way you want them to. Related to exercise, one of the factors can show up in the blood. Whether hormones, fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, or the like, he analyzes all parameters relevant to movement, so that no questions remain unanswered and all adaptation-relevant markers can be brought back on track.

Ferdinand Bader – The health expert