I am curious about what you actually want to do? This would help me give you a better reply.
There are numerous metabolic calculations that can determine caloric expenditure if you know Vo2 max, weight, and mode of exercise (see ACSM for these formulas). However I believe the NSCA calculations by Debra Wein the RD will serve you well.
Hi Carrie, I read the article and enjoyed it.
What I got from the article is that by engaging in regular physical activity (resistance training and aerobic activity) it is possible to increase one’s RMR.
In the studies that were highlighted in the article, the groups that participated in physical activity over the 16 months and the 26 weeks saw an increase of over 100 calories as far as daily caloric expenditure at rest is concerned.
I felt the article was more about how one can use exercise to manipulate RMR as a strategy for increased weight loss.
I thought I might add that even after you learn what your daily caloric expenditure is, the take home point is that it is possible to raise one’s RMR by utilizing thermogenic agents and by engaging in aerobic as well as resistance training.
Danielle, offers a good suggesti