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Resting Metabolic Rate Sample Report.     

What is a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test?


Metabolism is the process of converting food (calories) into energy. The efficiency with which your body does this is referred to as your metabolic rate.


Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate: weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender making it a highly unique number.

What does it cost for a Resting Metabolism Rate Test?


  • $100 for a Resting Metabolism Rate Test

  • $175 for a RMR & DEXA Body Fat Test

Why test your Metablic Rate?


Understanding your body’s unique metabolic rate will allow you and your fitness professional to customize your weight loss or maintenance program around your needs. 


  • It can screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past. 

  • It can reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help trouble shoot a frustrating plateau. 

  • Once you reach your goal, an Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) measurement can give you the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain that goal weight.

Cardio Coach Resting Metabolic Rate Test

What do I need to do to prepare for a Resting Metabolism Test?


  • Avoid eating a meal 4 hours before the test.

  • Avoid exercising on the day of testing. (A workout after the test is okay).

  • If possible, avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine prior to testing.

How does the test work?


Body Fat USA utilizes KORR Metabolic Analyzers, the same technology as ICU metabolic testing.


Every calorie a person consumes requires a fixed amount of oxygen to be converted to energy, the KORR Metabolic Analyzer measures the oxygen you consume to calculate the calories you burn.


All of your air exhaled must be collected to measure oxygen consumption.  


Two one-way valves in the KORR MetaBreather ensure that only fresh air is inhaled and all exhaled gas passes through the hose and into the machine.  A nose-clip ensures that all exhaled air is analyzed.


During the test you will be invited to recline in a comfortable position and enjoy our views of the mountains and the University of Denver.


Each client will be given a new KORR MetaBreather mouthpiece to breathe in to. You will be breathing in air from the room, but the gas that you breathe out will go into the metabolic analyzer to measure your metabolic rate.


  1. Relax and close your eyes during the test. 

  2. Keep lips sealed lightly around the MetaBreather. It is important that all the air you breathe out is analyzed.

  3. In just 15 minutes, your metabolic rate will be measured!

Cardio Coach Resting Metabolic Rate Test
Why can't I just use a formula to estimate my caloric intake?


Predictive formulas have been used for years because an actual measurement through Indirect Calorimetry has not been afordable.  But the truth is, while predictions might hold their ground statistically, when applied to individuals, they are woefully inadequate. 


What you need to know:

  • If the predictive formula is off as little as could gain 21 pounds in one year!

  • That is why it is so important to have your Resting Metabolism measured

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