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 03-24-08, 05:56 PM #1 photonick Banned Thread Starter   Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Burbank Bikes: not enough Posts: 2,361 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) little help with bmr 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
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 Originally Posted by photonick My BMR is 1808.3 ... Anyone have any ideas
Start by a review of "significant digits" in a math book.

 03-24-08, 06:46 PM #3 photonick Banned Thread Starter   Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Burbank Bikes: not enough Posts: 2,361 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) Are you serious?...1808.30 does that work better for you, or fine...my BMR is 1808
 03-24-08, 07:40 PM #4 El Julioso Bikes are good     Join Date: Jul 2007 Location: Canada Bikes: 2000 Schwinn Moab 1, heavily modified Posts: 111 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 1 Post(s) 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.
 03-25-08, 09:50 AM #5 tdbmd Senior Member   Join Date: Oct 2007 Location: NE Bikes: Posts: 145 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) 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.
 03-25-08, 10:09 AM #6 photonick Banned Thread Starter   Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Burbank Bikes: not enough Posts: 2,361 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) Oh lol sorry, thanks thats what i was looking for.
 03-25-08, 10:10 AM #7 photonick Banned Thread Starter   Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Burbank Bikes: not enough Posts: 2,361 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: 0 Post(s) 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.