RMR Resources

The Worst Habits for Your Body Composition

The Worst Habits for Your Body Composition

When any body composition goal is achieved, nutrition seems to get all the credit. For good reason: proper nutrition helps fuel the body, produce muscle mass, encourage fat loss, and improve many other aspects of our health. However, there are more factors involved in...

How to Use RMR Data to Change Your Body Composition

How to Use RMR Data to Change Your Body Composition

Metabolism: the driver of energy balance in the body. It controls how food is processed into energy or stored in the body for future fuel. It also directly factors into body composition, or the proportion of fat mass versus lean muscle mass in the body. Metabolism can...

Make These 5 Small Changes to Your Routine to Rev Up Your Metabolism

Make These 5 Small Changes to Your Routine to Rev Up Your Metabolism

True or false: your metabolism is fixed. The answer is actually a bit complicated. While much of our metabolism is dictated by genetics and age, we may have some influence on how our body processes energy. These five small tweaks to your healthy lifestyle can add more...

Client Perspective: How Many Calories should I Eat to Lose Weight?

Client Perspective: How Many Calories should I Eat to Lose Weight?

Ever wonder how many calories you should eat to lose weight? Composition ID client, Tyler Lloyd documents his experience with Resting Metabolic Rate testing and compares his data to an online Total Daily Energy Expenditure calculator. Check out his video below!...

How to Know if You’re Overtraining

How to Know if You’re Overtraining

Can you work out too much? We tend to think more is better when setting fitness goals. Log more hours at the gym, schedule two-a-days, burn an extreme number of calories. While working harder may make sense logically to see results, there’s a danger that comes with...

What does Consumer Genetic Testing Say about Fitness and Trainability?

What does Consumer Genetic Testing Say about Fitness and Trainability?

In our ever-evolving age of information, the promise of using DNA to answer many of our health questions incredibly intriguing. If we know which genes we have, and which genes we don’t have, we can know more about how to plan for the future. But is the science really...

Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

Can I Build Muscle While I Sleep?

Is it possible to build muscle without any effort (or...consciousness)? Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on two basic principles of muscle building rooted in research that could help you maximize lean muscle mass growth without lifting a barbell. As a...

The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

The Accuracy and Benefits (if any) of Wearables

Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch -- are activity trackers and wearable devices accurate? Do they actually affect behavior change and promote weight loss? Composition ID's scientific contributor, Heather Huntsman, Ph.D., CSCS, weighs in on the benefits and shortfalls these...

The Breakdown of a Resting Metabolic Rate Test

The Breakdown of a Resting Metabolic Rate Test

To see results after making a body composition goal, it’s crucial to understand your specific metabolic information. A Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test provides the details you can’t guess by yourself or calculate online. Interpreting results from an RMR test is also...