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# What is the formula to predict maximum VO2?

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The formula to predict maximum VO2 is 15.3 x (MHR/RHR). MHR is the maximum beats per minute, and this value equals 208 - (0.7 x age). RHR is the resting heart rate, or beats per minute, and this value equals the number of heartbeats in 20 seconds multiplied by 3.

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The Rockport Fitness Walking test is another way to estimate maximum VO2. The formula is maximum VO2 = 132.853 - (0.0769 x W) - (0.3877 x A) + (6.315 x G) - (3.2649 x T) - (0.1565 x H). "W" refers to the person's weight in pounds, "A" is age in years and "G" is a gender value, which is 0 for females and 1 for males. "T" refers to the time in minutes it takes for a person to walk 1 mile, and "H" is the person's number of heartbeats in 10 seconds after the 1-mile walk.

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It is not possible to calculate the body mass index (BMI) with just a person's age, as age does not figure in the formula for BMI. The formula for determining a person's BMI is: [weight in pounds divided by the square of the height in inches] multiplied by 703. The 703 figure is the conversion factor.

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Your BMI, or body mass index, is calculated with the formula 703(W/H^2), where weight is your weight in pounds and H is your height in inches. This formula is for adults over 20; people who are younger don't conveniently fit into it. The formula is used to calculate healthy weight.

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The formula to calculate body mass index is weight (kg) / height (meters) squared. Usually abbreviated to BMI, body mass index is a measure of the body fat of adult men and women based on their height and weight. Another formula is mass (pounds) / height (inches) squared x 703.