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    Metabolic Rate?


    What's the BEST way to figure your metabolic rate? There's those calculators on some websites but the answers vary a little. Is there a 'best website' or should you go the old fashioned way and do it with a formula? If so, what's your formula?

    I used one of the calculators and it said my metabolic rate (including activity) was 2,533. That sound right for my stats (Male, 5' 10", 172 lbs.)?

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    Your best indicator is a food log. Start w/ something generic and slowly mold it to you.

    For weight loss start w/ the old BW x 12-13 and monitor your weight and strength while using those calories for a week or two. If you weight slowly comes down then stick w/ it. If you drop a bunch real quick and your strength goes down, up you cals. Same goes for the other way. If you weight doesn't move at all adjust accordingly.

    It's really to individual for any equation to predict accurately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtp217 View Post
    Your best indicator is a food log. Start w/ something generic and slowly mold it to you.

    For weight loss start w/ the old BW x 12-13 and monitor your weight and strength while using those calories for a week or two. If you weight slowly comes down then stick w/ it. If you drop a bunch real quick and your strength goes down, up you cals. Same goes for the other way. If you weight doesn't move at all adjust accordingly.

    It's really to individual for any equation to predict accurately.
    Oh yeah, bro. I know it matters individually, just wanted to know the best starting point. Thanks man.
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    theres an actual metabolic test you can take, where they monitor oxygen utilization, etc. some colleges have the equipment to do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    theres an actual metabolic test you can take, where they monitor oxygen utilization, etc. some colleges have the equipment to do it
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    The one I took was the oxygen one and that is actually suppose to be the most accurate
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