Category Archives: VO2 Max and RMR

My Average Resting Metabolic Rate Calculated By The Breezing

A few months ago I picked up the Breezing Metabolism Tracker and was excited by what it could do.  If the device worked as expected, it would be an extraordinarily affordable way to measure my metabolic rate.  The main costs would be $349.90 for the device itself which can be used indefinitely and $5.00 for each sensor, which are one time use.

After forking out the initial cost, each measurement I wanted to run would only cost me $5.00 for the use of the sensor.  In contrast, if I wanted to measure my metabolic rate in a lab it can run anywhere from $50-$100.… Read More

VO2 Max and Resting Metabolic Rate on a Cyclic Ketogenic Diet

Vo2 MaxVO2 Max and Resting Metabolic Rate on a Cyclic Ketogenic Diet

In my never ending quest to learn more about my body (with n=1 experiments, blood tests, and a Dexa Scan) I came across the idea of metabolic testing as another way to provide insight into what my physiology is doing.

Luckily I live near the Cleveland Clinic where they offer metabolic testing for very reasonable prices.  They charge $75 for the resting metabolic rate test and $125 for the VO2 Max test.

They were able to squeeze me in on November 18th, which as you can see fell 9 days after my prior carb up day, in the midst of my 10 week Carb Nite cyclic ketogenic diet experiment.… Read More

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