On Oct. 14, Gatorade invited Bloomberg Businessweek to join its physiological research scientists and National Basketball Assn. All-Star Dwyane Wade at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Bradenton, Fla. These slides take you through a series of tests Wade underwent that day. Gatorade is working with the 29-year-old point guard to improve his nutrition and performance.

Photographs by Floto + Warner

On Oct. 14, Gatorade invited Bloomberg Businessweek to join its physiological research scientists and National Basketball Assn. All-Star Dwyane Wade at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Bradenton, Fla. These slides take you through a series of tests Wade underwent that day. Gatorade is working with the 29-year-old point guard to improve his nutrition and performance.

Photographs by Floto + Warner

Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Florida Test Lab
Florida Test Lab

On Oct. 14, Gatorade invited Bloomberg Businessweek to join its physiological research scientists and National Basketball Assn. All-Star Dwyane Wade at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute in Bradenton, Fla. These slides take you through a series of tests Wade underwent that day. Gatorade is working with the 29-year-old point guard to improve his nutrition and performance.

Photographs by Floto + Warner

IMG Academies
IMG Academies

Gatorade’s testing facility is within the IMG Academies, founded by the late Theodore (Ted) Forstmann, in Bradenton, Fla. The lab primarily serves the student-athletes at the Academies’ boarding school.

Body Composition
Body Composition

After blood work and weighing in, Wade endures the Dexa test to assess body composition (muscle vs. fat).

Fat Burning
Fat Burning

The Fatmax Test helps determine when the body is burning fat (vs. carbohydrates).

Reaction Time
Reaction Time

The third test in Wade’s protocol, the D2 assesses reaction time.

Hand Strength
Hand Strength

The fourth test uses a hand grip to measure muscle strength.

Wade at Work
Wade at Work

The Wingate test measures Wade’s anaerobic capacity.

The All-Star in Repose
The All-Star in Repose

Wade at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

Stretching Out
Stretching Out

Student-athletes stretch before testing at the GSSI.