Last week, I had my RMR, DEXA and VO2Max tests. I wanted take a measured approach to my weight loss.
I am 5-8 and 184 lbs currently.
My RMR test yielded 2376. I was almost on the far right end of the Slow-Normal-Fast metabolism scale. This surprised me. Perhaps this is because I am in midst of the first of 3 training blocks (SS Mid Vol1).
To me, the RMR seems a bit high. In comparison, I had an RMR test done last July when I was not riding as much. That came out to be 1750ish. The only difference is that this RMR test had me scrunch off my nose through a painful device and all breathing took place via a pipe through my mouth. The older one I was laying down and a plastic umbrella was placed on my upper body. Not the most efficient but does nto explan a 600 calorie delta between the 2 RMR tests.
So, I was wondering, those of of you near my height and wieight; if you had your RMR test done, what was the result?
DEXA: The 3 musketeers mentioned the Withing scale in one of their podcasts. So I bought it. I was stunned to see a 25 lb differential in LBM between the Withings and the DEXA. Obviously, the DEXA is the gold standard. I was just surprised to see a 120lb LBM for DEXA versus 145 via Withings/Nokia.
My initial goal was 154 lbs. But based on the DEXA, it looks like that I have the potential to down to 145 lbs.
I do plan on weight training to improve my pitiful body composition.
The VO2MAX test I took just for kicks to see where my fitness is at. I was measured at 43/ml/kg. This is low but the relative number should go up as I lose weight.
Tomorrow I have a lactate test and an LT1 and LT2 test to measure at what power and HR I am oxidizing fat vs sugar.
All this is an effort to approach my weightloss in a scientific way. Weightloss being higher priority than fitness for the next 6 months.