# Training & Nutrition - little help with bmr

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photonick
03-24-08, 06:56 PM
My BMR is 1808.3 i bike 40-60 miles every weekend and i run 45 minutes 3 or so times a week and do core exercises or rock climb in between that, what factor should i multiply my BMR by?

Anyone have any ideas

Terex
03-24-08, 07:44 PM
My BMR is 1808.3 ...
Anyone have any ideas

Start by a review of "significant digits" in a math book. ;)

photonick
03-24-08, 07:46 PM
Are you serious?...1808.30 does that work better for you, or fine...my BMR is 1808

El Julioso
03-24-08, 08:40 PM
Haha. He means that no equation is going to estimate your BMR within a precision of 1/10th of a Calorie, or even 10 Calories for that matter. Everyone is different. The Harris-Benedict equations are only meant to give a ballpark estimate, and the only way to find a more accurate estimate is through trial and error.

The factor you're looking for is probably around 1.55, but eat according to your weight loss/increase/maintenance goals and keep an eye on your weight while you do so to see how accurate that is. Then adjust accordingly.

tdbmd
03-25-08, 10:50 AM
I agree with El Julioso, the right factor for your activity level is probably 1.5-1.6, but remember it is a estimate, so if you don['t see results you may have to cut it back some.

photonick
03-25-08, 11:09 AM
Oh lol sorry, thanks thats what i was looking for.

photonick
03-25-08, 11:10 AM
So I just multipy the 1808 but 1.5, hmm 2700 man i've been doing 2k daily no wonder i'm always so hungry.