Well I had new RMR and VO2 max tests done last week. Interesting results ensued. And a common theme reared its interesting, yet ugly head.
First off, my aerobic and anaerobic threshold increased dramatically. My Aet went from 104 to 130 and my AT went from 124 to 140. Without getting all sports geeky on you that basically means that my heart has gotten stronger. It also means that my effective use of oxygen has increased. It’s a good thing.
Also, in case anyone doubts the number of calories that I burn during a workout (for those following on my social networks and see the pics I post…) here is an interesting bit of info… My metabolism is above normal. Yay.
My RMR did increase by about 142 calories from 3671 to 3813. Not that significant of a change apparently. But guess what, and this is where that ugly weirdness comes in. Kyle (think KettleHell …Yes, he is the man when it comes to metabolic tests too) reiterated a sentiment that I have heard but not held fast to.
I am not eating enough based on my RMR and the exercise expenditure that I have on a daily basis. My body needs more fuel to function. Crazy.
So he wants me eating 3000 calories a day. Clean calories. High octane fuel.
That seems like a crazy amount of food to me right now. But I am in training mode and if I don’t keep the fuel in the tank then I will just die on the side of the road.
So I am thinking I will be eating a lot of salmon, avocados, almond butter and maple syrup, and tons of nuts and berries over the next several weeks. I sound like a bear.
What do you guys think about this?