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Training tool- Rate of perceived exertion explained Training 101 (RPE) Rate of Perceived Exertion RPE or rate of perceived exertion is a training tool to gauge training effort and how intense the athlete is finding it. RPE assesses their comfort level on a scale of 1-10 or 1-20. The benefits of this training tool is that you can judge if a training workout is too hard or too easy or if the athlete is out of their depth in the workout. It is also used in lab testing such as Vo2 Max testing and Lactate testing. Examples of training would be 1-4 being an Easy/long run, 5-8 being Tempo running, 8-9 being Interval training and 9-10 being Repetition training. Below is the RPE scale for 1-10: 1 Easy 3 Steady Effort 4 Comfortable 6 Comfortably Hard 7 Uncomfortable 8 Hard 9 Very Hard 10 Max (Extremely Hard)

Training tool- Rate of perceived exertion explained

shared by ciaranmckenna on Jun 21
This inforgraphic describes and explains the useful fitness training tool, rate of perceived exertion and goes on to explain how it can be used by any fitness fan from at home fitness persons in thei...



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