During activity, use the Borg Scale to assign numbers to how you feel (see instructions below). *Borg Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) 1 – 10 Modified Scale. The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale, developed by Swedish researcher Gunnar Borg [1], is a tool for measuring an individual’s. The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale. The study of human performance and perceived exer tion during physical activity has been an area of con.

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Borg scales have also been applied in a wider context than just whole body exertion.

RPE for setting intensity of exercise (rating of perceived exertion)

Many studies have validated the CR scale for measurement of the intensity of resistance exercise [ 791315 – 21 ]. Many studies have validated the Borg point RPE for use blrg measuring the intensity of resistance exercise [ 22 – 29 ].

Citing articles via Google Scholar. A few studies have used RPE in year-old boys and girls to examine the validity of perceived exertion in children and found that RPE was a valid measure of the intensity of resistance exercise in children [ 53 – 55 ].

You can download a copy of this RPE Scale bkrg printing. To make an appointment with an exercise specialist or to join a cardiac rehabilitation program, contact Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology – December 25, Citation: Physicians, physical therapists, and medical staff engaged in rehabilitation should be aware of the usefulness of the RPE during resistance exercise. However, other reports have shown no difference in perceived exertion during resistance exercise between men and women.

Rating of Perceived Exertion for Quantification of the Intensity of Resistance Exercise

Another previous study reported that the OMNI-RES exhibits a high level of construct validity, indicating that it measures the same properties of exertion as the Borg RPE scale during resistance exercise and suggesting that the 2 scales can be used interchangeably scal the quantification of resistance exercise [ 8 ].


For example, 0 nothing at all would be how you feel sxale sitting in a chair; 10 very, very heavy is how you feel at the end of an exercise stress test or after a very difficult activity. This number gives an indication of the intensity of activity allowing the participant to speed up or slow down movements. These studies used similar study designs in which the subjects were asked about their perceived exertion following different numbers of repetitions of resistance exercise bory a target voluntary contraction intensity and found that the RPE increased with the number of repetitions at the target voluntary contraction intensity [ 34041 ].

PAGES home search sitemap store. A rating of 6 was to be associated with no exertion, i.

In contrast, in another study the increase in the RPE during resistance exercise was significantly greater in women than in men, although only during single-joint endurance exercise [ 47 ]. The individual is asked to circle or tick the number that best describes breathlessness, on average, over the last 24 h. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr. Pre rating on the Ecale point RPE scale increased as the intensity of resistance exercise increased.

The sensitivity and reproducibility of the results are broadly similar although work by Grant et al. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 1: After completing each working set, the subjects were asked to rate their perceived exertion on the CR scale by choosing any number on the scale to rate their overall effort during the resistance exercise.


A number of recent investigations have indicated that RPE is related to various indices boorg resistance exercise intensity [ 89 ]. The subjects were instructed to use any number on the scale to rate their overall effort during resistance exercise. Testing Extra There are over fitness tests borb, so it’s not easy to choose the best one.

The scale is based on blrg research of Borg, and is sometimes called the Borg Scale. Related articles in Google Scholar. To keep up with the latest in sport science and this website, subscribe to our newsletter. Work has, however, been undertaken by R;e et al.

Laboratory versus workplace studies of exertion. Scalle a Cleveland Clinic RPE scale To make an appointment with an exercise specialist or to join a cardiac rehabilitation program, contact Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology – Use our guide to conducting, recording, and interpreting fitness tests.

This scale is presented in Table 1. Many reports have shown the validity of RPE for quantification of the effort required during resistance exercise. Scals Upcoming Special Issues. The RPE during a resistance exercise session is greater for shorter rest intervals than for longer rest intervals [ 315152 ]. A comparison of the reproducibility and the sensitivity to change of visual analogue scales, Borg scales, and Likert scales in normal subjects during submaximal exercise.

A Danish study by Jakobsen et al. This short communication explains a concrete method of RPE to quantify the intensity of resistance exercise. PAGES home search sitemap store.

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