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<br/><br/>In this December 8, 2008 podcast , Ben Greenfield answers your questions about metabolic testing, covering inquires that include:
bq. Q: Why should I perform an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: What is an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: What exactly is measured in an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How is my data gathered?

Q: What do all those measurements tell me?

Q: How often should I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: When can I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How high should my fitness level be before I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How does an Exercise Metabolic Test help me manage my weight?

Q: What kind of equipment do you use?

Q: Shouldn't I do a VO2 "Max" test?

Q: How long does an Exercise Metabolic Test take?

Q: What is Anaerobic Threshold, and how is it different than Lactate Threshold?

Q: Why is Aerobic Threshold and Fat Burning so important?

Q: Can I use test results from one sport, like cycling, and use it for another, like running?

Q: What's wrong with using training zones based on my Estimated Max Heart Rate?

Also in this podcast:
bq. -An interview with *pro triathlete Angela Naeth.* As a first year pro, Angela placed #8 at the Half-Ironman Triathlon World Championships, and during her discussion with Ben, she talks about her World Championship performance, how she feeds her body for training and racing (including a fat-laden fruit that she frequently utilizes), her favorite energy bar brand, and her plans for the 2009 race season. Be sure to listen in to get the inside scoop on coach Chuckie V's plan for making Angela a top-notch swimmer, and also visit one of Ben's other favorite spots to listen to triathlete interviews: The IM Talk Podcast .


-If you quit training, how quickly can you actually lose physical fitness? In this Listener Q&A, Ben talks about the results of two studies that investigated the detraining effect of skeletal muscle and how long it actually takes to lose fitness. Remember, if you have a burning question, simply *e-mail Ben,* or leave a comment in the podcast shownotes.


bq. -Check out the video above! The official date and instructions for attending "Ben Greenfield's Top 12 Fat Burning Secrets - A New Year's Super Special". This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is your chance to participate in a FREE and LIVE 90 minute video interview and Q&A session with Ben, where he will give away his most highly effective fat-loss strategies for 2009. On+ Sunday, January 4, at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time+, all you need to do simply point your browser to: *http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ben-greenfield-fitness, *where you'll be able to watch and interact with Ben as he tells you exactly what to do to reach your specific goals. Write it on your calendar now...you won't want to miss this one!

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