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%Maximal Heart Rate Calculator

This calculator tests the findings of Robergs and Landwehr (2002). Using age to predict Maximal Heart Rate you will be able to compare your actual "real-life" Maximal Heart Rate against the formulae of various researchers. Once you have used it or if you know of other %MHR formulae, then contact me with your feedback and suggestions. Members please leave your feedback in the Forum entitled "Training Tips".

IMPORTANT

The best and safest way to discover your maximal heart rate is to have a Graded Exercise Test (GXT) in a hospital setting where your ECG and blood pressure is monitored throughout the test by medical professionals.

  Enter age:            
                 
             
                 
Researcher Population Formula 100% MHR 90% MHR 85% MHR 70% MHR 60% MHR 50% MHR
      Anaerobic Training Aerobic
                 
Lester W&M Trained 205 - 0.41x age
Brick ? Women 226 - age
Ricard W&M Treadmill 209 - 0.587 x age
Jones ? Healthy W&M 210 - 0.65 x age
Hossack Healthy Men 227 - 1.067 x age
Schiller Hispanic Women 213.7 - 0.75 x age
Bruce Healthy Men 210 - 0.662 x age
Bruce High BP + CHD 210 - 0.662 x age
Cooper Healthy Men 217 - 0.845 x age
Schiller Caucasian Women 207 - 0.62 x age
Hossack Healthy Women 206 - 0.597 x age
Lester W&M Untrained 198 - 0.41x age
Whaley Men 214 - 0.8 x age
Froelicher Healthy Men 207 - 0.64 x age
Miller Obese W&M 200 - 0.48 x age
Whaley Women 209 - 0.7 x age
Robinson Healthy Men 212 - 0.775 x age
Sheffield Women 216 - 0.88 x age
Tanaka W&M 208 - 0.7 x age
ACSM *
Traditional
W&M 220 - age
Fernhall Healthy W&M 205 - 0.64 x age
Tanaka ? Active W&M 207 - 0.7 x age
Tanaka ? Sedentary W&M 211 - 0.8 age
Inbar *
Most accurate ?
Healthy W&M 205.8 - 0.685 x age
Tanaka ? Endurance Trained 206 - 0.7 x age
Londeree ? National Athletes 206.3 - 0.711 x age
Jones Healthy Women 201 - 0.63 x age
Ellestad Healthy Men 197 - 0.556 x age
Astrand Healthy Men cycl.erg 211 - 0.922 x age
Graettinger Healthy Men 199 - 0.63 x age
Jones Healthy W&M cycl.erg 202 - 0.72 x age
Rodeheffer Healthy Men 214 - 1.02 x age
Ricard W&M cycl.ergometer 200 - 0.687 x age
Morris Healthy Men 200 - 0.72 x age
Hammond Heart Disease 209 - age
Fernhall Mental Retardation 189 - 0.56 x age
Bruce CHD 204 - 1.07 x age
Bruce Hypertension 204 - 1.07 x age
Morris Heart Disease 196 - 0.9 x age
   


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