Student Author Information

Alissa AndersonFollow

Location

Schewel 215

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2022

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

Introduction: Sex, muscle characaterstics, and training have been shown to affect resting metabolic rate (RMR) of elite level athletes. However, there is little known about the resting metabolic rates of non-elite Division 3 athletes.

Purpose: Therefore the purpose of this research study is to observe differences in resting metabolic rate among different types of various Division 3 athletic male and female teams.

Methods: University of Lynchburg Division 3 athletes between the ages of 18-22 were recruited to have their RMR, body composition, and anthropometrics assessed . 4 athletes were recruited from each of the following teams based on sex and sport characteristics: Men’s track, women’s track, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse. Resting metabolic rate was measured through indirect calorimetry (Cosmed K5, Milan, Italy) first thing in the morning following an overnight fast. Body composition was assessed using bioelectrical impedance analysis before the RMR (Tanita, MC-780U, Tokyo, Japan).

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jeffrey Herrick Jill Lucas Chidsey Dickson

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Evaluation of resting metabolic rate between sex and sport type of D3 athletes.

Schewel 215

Introduction: Sex, muscle characaterstics, and training have been shown to affect resting metabolic rate (RMR) of elite level athletes. However, there is little known about the resting metabolic rates of non-elite Division 3 athletes.

Purpose: Therefore the purpose of this research study is to observe differences in resting metabolic rate among different types of various Division 3 athletic male and female teams.

Methods: University of Lynchburg Division 3 athletes between the ages of 18-22 were recruited to have their RMR, body composition, and anthropometrics assessed . 4 athletes were recruited from each of the following teams based on sex and sport characteristics: Men’s track, women’s track, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse. Resting metabolic rate was measured through indirect calorimetry (Cosmed K5, Milan, Italy) first thing in the morning following an overnight fast. Body composition was assessed using bioelectrical impedance analysis before the RMR (Tanita, MC-780U, Tokyo, Japan).