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activities can be reported as multiples of
the energy cost of rest ◦ 3.5 mL/kg/min
Assumes all people have the same relative
resting metabolic rate MET-eq of an activity thus depends on the
intensity of the activity MET Compendium
Allows for a comparison of the energy
cost of different activities MET-Eq Activity Calculating Energy Cost
(Problem Set #2)
1. Tom’s personal trainer recommended that
he bike @ an intensity of 7 METs. What is
the mL/kg/min for this exercise
prescription? 1 MET= 3.5 mL/kg/min
7 METS= 3.5 x 7 = 24.5 mL/kg/min Calculating METS
2. Karen (153 pounds) does some stairstepping for exercise at an intensity of
VO2= 43.9 mL/kg/min. At this rate, what is
her exercise energy expenditure in METs? 1 MET= 3.5 mL/kg/min (43.9 mL/kg/min) / (3.5 mL/kg/min)= 12.5
METs Absolute vs. Relative VO2
3. Jan (143 lb) has an absolute VO2max of
3.0 L/min. What is her relative VO2max?
(There are 2.2 lb/kg) 143 lbs/ 2.2 = 65 kg
3.0 x 1000 = 3000 mL/min
3000/65= 46.2 mL/kg/min Abs...
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This document was uploaded on 03/26/2014.
- Spring '14