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BOD POD + RMR Test Combo

Our most popular test combination! Provides the most accurate body composition assessment and measurement of the number of base calories you burn in a day.

To Book a Bod Pod + RMR test combo appointment, first select what type of client you are:

 If you do not see any date available, the Human Performance Lab is fully booked or the test is not currently available. Contact hper@alaska.edu or call (907)786-4083 for more information.

The BOD POD® is becoming a gold standard for Body Composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass. 

Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is a measurement of the energy you burn each day for basic living functions. This test is highly accurate and uses the same technology utilized in hospitals to determine the amount of fat and carbohydrate you are burning (% fat, % carb, and grams) using the Parvo Medic TrueOne Metabolic Analyzer or the Quark CPET Metabolic Analyzer.

Testing is done in a fasted state while in a relaxed supine position for 30 minutes. This test includes the metabolic analyzer to measure oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange, which requires wearing a breathing mask and light headgear.

Data collected: RMR, resting HR, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs (%, grams), fat (%, grams)

Preparing for Your Appointment

  • Do not eat or drink any calories for 10 hours before the test. No caffeine either, sorry. Please drink plenty of water though. Take all prescriptions as prescribed.
  • Do not vigorously exercise for 24 hours before the test.
  • Do not smoke for 4 hours before the test.
  • Please wear tight fitting clothing (spandex: performance clothes, swimsuit, etc.) for the BOD POD® test. You can wear comfortable clothing of your choice for the RMR test. We have a fitting room that you can change in inside of our lab.

Test Length: 1 hour

For more information on what to expect for the BOD POD test, see the video below.