Functional Fitness

Men’s Wellness Experts in Tucson, Arizona

What is Functional Fitness?

The Functional Fitness Protocol is designed to optimize your fitness level and increase muscle health, aerobic function, mobility, and weight loss. This is not a one size fits all protocol. Our customized programs are built around your current level of fitness and focused to meet your individual goals. We employ a dynamic fitness regimen that emphasizes strength training, mobility, and endurance training to promote cardiovascular health and injury prevention.

What’s Included in the Functional Fitness?

At The Men’s Clinic, our Functional Fitness Protocol goes beyond traditional fitness programs by focusing on the two primary pillars of longevity: zone two lactate threshold training and maintaining optimal muscle mass.

During the comprehensive consultation with our fitness director, you will undergo a baseline assessment and fitness test. Using this information, our team of physicians and fitness experts will create a customized fitness plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

As part of our coached functional fitness protocol, you will have access to ongoing physical fitness assessments. These assessments allow us to monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments to your plan, ensuring it evolves and adapts with you. In addition you will have weekly access to your trainer for coaching.

In addition, we offer a Performance Fitness Lab where you can take advantage of a full Vo2 max assessment. This assessment includes detailed measurements of your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, precise heart rate zones, and an evaluation of metabolic efficiencies, specifically fat and carbohydrate utilization during exercise. We can also assess your resting metabolic rate and, in some cases, lactate levels.

With our Functional Fitness Protocol, you can unlock the incredible benefits of fitness, optimize your metabolic function, and maintain optimal muscle mass to enhance your longevity and overall well-being. The Men’s Clinic is here to support you on your fitness journey and help you achieve your maximum potential.

Functional Fitness FAQs

What are the symptoms of chronic stress in men?

Symptoms of chronic stress in men may include changes in sleeping patterns, increased irritability, difficulty focusing, headaches, and decreased energy levels.

What are some options to reduce stress?

Men can reduce and manage stress through various methods such as exercise, meditation, and seeking help from a mental health professional.

What health issues can stress lead to in men?

Stress, particularly chronic stress, can make men more susceptible to health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and depression.

Can stress affect your physical health?

Yes, stress can have a negative impact on physical health and can manifest in symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, and constipation.

Can stress affect sleep?

Absolutely. Stress can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to either insufficient or excessive sleep, and in some cases, it can result in insomnia.

Is stress always a bad thing?

No. Sometimes stress is a positive thing. Many moments in life are positive and stressful including becoming a parent for the first time, taking an important exam, finishing the last mile of a marathon, or going to the first day of a new job. When stress is positive, it can be the thing that spurs you on and helps you to achieve your goals.

What are the behavioral signs of stress in men?

Some of the common behavioral signs of stress in men include overeating or undereating, drug or alcohol abuse, grinding teeth, and exercising less than normal.

How does stress affect men and women differently?

There have been multiple studies done on how stress affects men and women differently. Women have been shown to develop depression due to stress while men are more likely to develop substance abuse. Additionally, men are more likely to see negative effects on their cognitive processes due to stress while women are more likely to be constantly on edge.

Can exercise help with stress?

Exercise can help your overall health but it can also help reduce your stress levels as well. It can increase the level of endorphins in the brain making you feel good. Exercise can also decrease the level of stress hormones in the body.

What Steps Should I Take Going Forward?

Wellness and vitality begin when you decide to take charge of your mind, body, and lifestyle. To meet with our team and take advantage of the many benefits of our program philosophy, contact our Tucson office by calling or filling out our online form.

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Dr. Piercecchi and Dr. Monterrosa took my case after the first two doctors told me everything was fine. They looked at my case as a whole and made sure to get all the information. After over a year and a half, I finally have answers when other doctors told me nothing was wrong. I can’t thank them enough for everything they have done! If I could give 6 stars I would!”

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