Basal Metabolic Rate

#1
(In an attempt to combat the lack of threads for the Health & Fitness forum, hear is how to calculate your BMR)

The minimum amount of calories you should be consuming every day


Male BMR

66 + (13.8 x bodyweight/kg) + (5 x height/cm) - (6.8 x age) = required KCAL

Female BMR

655 + (9.6 x bodyweight/kg) + (1.85 x height/cm) - (4.68 x age) = required KCAL
 

chrissz

Lantern Swinger
#4
For those who are interested, this may be a slightly easier calculation:-

For every Kg of body weight 1.3 kcal is required every hour. (An athlete weighing 50Kg would require 1.3 X 24hrs X 50Kg = 1560 kcal/day)

For each hours training you require 8.5 kcal for each Kg of body weight. (For a two hour training session our 50Kg athlete would require 8.5 X 2hrs X 50Kg = 850 kcal)

An athlete weighing 50Kg who trains for two hours would require an intake of approx. 2410 kcal (1560 + 850)
 
#5
chrissz said:
For those who are interested, this may be a slightly easier calculation:-

For every Kg of body weight 1.3 kcal is required every hour. (An athlete weighing 50Kg would require 1.3 X 24hrs X 50Kg = 1560 kcal/day)

For each hours training you require 8.5 kcal for each Kg of body weight. (For a two hour training session our 50Kg athlete would require 8.5 X 2hrs X 50Kg = 850 kcal)

An athlete weighing 50Kg who trains for two hours would require an intake of approx. 2410 kcal (1560 + 850)
Nice one chris; I like this method too, but it depends on how exact / pedantic you want to be...

age, gender, and height are also contributing factors.

good effort that man

:thumright:
 
#7
F A O Chrissz

I'm sure if you use my method to calculate your self however, it will probably amount to a fair bit less.

(note that this does not accomodate for everyday daily activity / exercise)
 

chrissz

Lantern Swinger
#8
The_Wonderer said:
Nice one chris; I like this method too, but it depends on how exact / pedantic you want to be...

age, gender, and height are also contributing factors.

good effort that man

:thumright:
Indeed! Like I said though - it tends to be a bit easier for some people to use - I use this method for my lower grade students but have used your method for the higher level students :)
 

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