Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale is a psychophysiological scale – it reflects the interaction between body (physiological events) and mind (perception of exertion). It was originally measured with a scale that was developed by Swedish psychologist Gunnar Borg and is therefore often referred to as (drumroll…..) The Borg Scale. These days people have made …

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Exercise intensity in pregnancy: HR vs RPE

People have been looking at exercise prescription in pregnancy since way back… The benefits of exercise in pregnancy are many and I won’t go into them here. Exercise prescription consists of frequency (eg. how many times per week), duration (eg. how long each workout lasts) and intensity (eg. how hard you work out), and throughout …

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Trail running

Looooove trail running. There’s nothing quite like running through nature, leaves underfoot, breeze in your face, with the variation in scenery making you forget that trail running is HARD WORK! Anyway, this workout was a trail run with hubbie Sun 6/1/2013 at 11:27. Woke up about 2 hours before we went running, so had time …

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