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H29 Basal Metabolic Rate

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) refers to body metabolism as measured under a set of standard basal conditions designed to minimize the effects of as many influencing factors as possible.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To obtain Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) values from a subject.
  2. To compare this rate to standardized rate.
  3. To measure post-exercise metabolic rate and compare it to BMR.

 

Tasks Performed by the Student

Subject will:

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Lesson Hardware

Important! Required equipment varies based on the BSL software version, MP unit, and setup option used for recording --> Please download and check the appropriate Lesson Procedure (PDF) for your specific setup. Typical hardware may include but is not limited to the following...

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