High basal metabolic rate/fat-free mass ratio in Japanese elite male athletes can be attributed to body composition

Wakako Tatsuta, Yukari Yokota, Akiko Kamei, Noriyuki Tawara, Takashi Kawahara, Motoko Taguchi, Mitsuru Higuchi

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relation between basal metabolic rate (BMR) and body composition in 29 Japanese elite male athletes (age 25.6±3.7y, height 175.6±7.0cm, body weight 74.7± 12.8kg, fat-free mass (FFM) 64.9±9.3kg). The subjects were classified into three groups according to their FFM. There was a significant difference in BMR/ FFM between S-group (less than 0.5SD of average FFM) and L-group (more than 0.5SD). The parcentage of RM to body weight in S-group was significantly higher than in L-group. In conclusion, high basal metabolic rate/fat-free mass ratio in Japanese elite male athletes can be attributed to body composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-433
Number of pages7
Journaljapanese journal of physical fitness and sports medicine
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Basal metabolic rate
  • Body composition
  • Male athletes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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