Metabolic testing at ARB's Southern California Endurance Lab is conducted by Saul Blau of Power to the Pedals (P2P), a pioneer in exercise physiology, specifically as it relates to cardio-metabolic testing. There are few people in the industry who can match Mr. Blau's credentials and experience. Mr. Blau has a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and over twenty (20) years of experience in metabolic assessment and heart rate training prescription. He has conducted metabolic tests on over 12,000 people during this time.
From 1985-1998, Mr. Blau partnered with Olympic Cycling Team Cardiologist Dr. Herman Falsetti at Health Corporation. Working with renowned cycling coach Eddie Borysewicz ("Eddy B"), Mr. Blau conducted cardio-metabolic testing on members of the Subaru-Montgomery and US Postal Cycling Teams. Cyclists tested include 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (pre- and post-cancer), George Hincapie, Bobby Julich, Tyler Hamilton, Andy Hampsten, Bart Bowen, Ken Carpenter, and Michael Carter to name a few.
Mr. Blau's list of clientele is extensive. He has tested many professional athletes in team sports including members of the New York Giants football team (including Michael Strahan), the Anaheim Ducks and LA Kings hockey teams, and the Toronto Raptors basketball team, as well as individual athletes such as 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist, Sasha Cohen, 2-time Hawaii Ironman Triathlon winner, Scott Tinsley and 3-time New York City Marathon winner, Alberto Salazar.
Mr. Blau has conducted extensive research into cardio-metabolic assessment and using metabolic markers to partition energy systems and Heart Rate Zones and owns a US User's Patent Titled: "System and Method for Cardio-Respiratory Conditioning" awarded in 2001.