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rate of perceived exertion
Science Examines the Relationship Between Rest Periods and Rate of Perceived Exertion
Rate of perceived exertion, or RPE, is a good tool for measuring effort during a workout. New studies suggest it actually has more to do with rest periods than sets or reps.
Is Rate of Perceived Exertion a Useful Strength Training Tool?
Rate of perceived exertion is often used in running training. Example: Run at a pace you determine to be "moderate" or 5 on a 10-point scale. Is RPE useful in strength training? Science investigates.
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