Posts Tagged ‘determinations’

Using RPE for Exercise Intensity

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Another method for prescribing and monitoring exercise intensity involves using ratings of perceived exertion (RPE). Perceived exertion refers to the physical strain individuals believe they are experiencing while exercising. Perceived exertion feedback is important because it provides a practical means for individuals to become sensitive to what constitutes appropriate exercise intensity. During exercise, perception of effort is influenced by a variety of cues — some local in nature (e.g., sensations of muscular discomfort or strain) and some central in nature (e.g., heart rate, breathing rate, etc.). (more…)