Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ironman Champion - Chris Lieto Test With Max Testa @ Endurance PTC

Chris Lieto with Dr. Max Testa and Matt Dixon after his blood lactate test.

Dr. Massimo (Max) Testa has a rare combination of qualities: he is both a Physician and Exercise Physiologist, and he is also one of the most approachable people you will ever meet. During the past 25 years, when he began his own sports performance lab in Lake Como, Italy, he has been at the forefront of exercise science and medicine. He has trained and cared for some of the best professional and amateur athletes in every major sport, currently including Levi Leipheimer.  Max has spoken to professional groups on sports training throughout the world, and authored countless articles and research papers. As team doctor for the 7-11, Motorola, and Mapei professional cycling teams during the course of more than 15 Tours de France and Giro d’Italias, his experiences are unprecedented.

Matt Dixon brings his experience as a professional triathlete, his perspective as a seasoned coach and his expertise as a scientific professional to Endurance PTC. A former elite swimmer, who made appearances in the finals of the Olympic Swimming Trials in 1992 and 1996, Matt started competing in triathlon in 2002 and quickly turned professional that year after wins at the Los Angeles Triathlon and the Malibu Triathlon. As a pro triathlete he has had success at the local, national and international level including an overall win at the Half Vineman Triathlon in Santa Rosa, CA and a top 10 finish at Ironman Couer d’Alene.

An experienced coach who has worked with a wide range of athletes including top amateur and professional triathletes, Matt sees science as the foundation for optimal performance at any level. He holds an MSc in Exercise and Clinical Physiology and a BS in Health Promotion and Exercise Science giving him a firm understanding of the most effective training philosophies and programs. At Endurance PTC, Matt directs the coaching program as well as all science-based activities including physiological testing, training principles and coaching education. Matt’s enthusiasm for the sport and his ability to explain scientific principles in an accessible way make him an invaluable resource for Endurance PTC clients.

Max Testa, M.D. will be available for sports medicine consultations each month in thier San Francisco center. If you have a chronic or acute injury, have questions about health-related training issues such as exercise-induced asthma or have other sports medicine issues, this is your opportunity to see one of the world's best.

Please call 415-445-9155 for more information on pricing and to schedule your appointment or visit them @

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