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Monitoring exercise intensity during resistance training using the session RPE scale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15142026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the reliability of the session rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale to quantify exercise intensity during high-intensity (H), moderate-intensity (M), and low-intensity (L) resistance training. Nine men (24.7 +/- 3.8 years) and 10 women (22.1 +/- 2.6 years) performed each intensity twice. Each protocol consisted of 5 exercises: back squat, bench press, overhead press, biceps curl, and triceps pushdown. The H consisted of 1 set of 4-5 repetitions at 90% of the subject's 1 repetition maximum (1RM). The M consisted of 1 set of 10 repetitions at 70% 1RM, and the L consisted of 1 set of 15 repetitions at 50% 1RM. RPE was measured following the completion of each set and 30 minutes postexercise (session RPE). Session RPE was higher for the H than M and L exercise bouts (p < or = 0.05). Performing fewer repetitions at a higher intensity was perceived to be more difficult than performing more repetitions at a lower intensity. The intraclass correlation coefficient for the session RPE was 0.88. The session RPE is a reliable method to quantify various intensities of resistance training.
Meghan L Day; Michael R McGuigan; Glenn Brice; Carl Foster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1064-8011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-14     Completed Date:  2004-08-31     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Cross-Over Studies
Exercise / psychology*
Physical Education and Training / methods*
Physical Exertion*
Psychometrics / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Weight Lifting / psychology*

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