Ideal Body Weight (IBW) - Calculation Explained

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in the last lesson on arts management i

mentioned about using ideal body weight

or ibw when we're setting our title

volume goals in this quick lesson here i

just wanted to review over exactly what

this was so our ideal body weight which

is also something referred to as

predicted body weight or pbw that this

is as the name suggests the ideal or

expected weight for someone given their

height and gender so the concept was

initially introduced by ben devine in

1974. now the ideal body weight may and

often does differ from the patient's

actual or total body weight when we

actually weigh them especially in the

united states as well as many other

places around the world the average

person is actually larger than what we

would expect and so a patient's

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