Preparation for a RMR Test
RMR Test measurements should be performed in a quiet environment with the individual in a reclined, supine position, with the individual resting for 10-15 minutes prior to the commencement of the test. The Individual should fast for 5 hours. Avoid nicotine, caffeine and any stimulatory nutritional supplements (e.g. fat burners, performance-enhancing substances, etc.) for at least 5 hours before the test. Regarding exercise, it is recommended that the individual abstains from intense exercise for at least 24 hours before the test. Lastly, a valid test requires a ‘’steady state’’ period of gas exchange for around 5 minutes, which means that a proper RMR test should last 10 minutes in duration. (8 minutes ‘’steady state’’ and a 2-minute RMR measured area).
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