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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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The RPE Scale is a common method for determining exercise intensity levels.

Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Table

It is commonly used in some research studies for that purpose, but may also be used in training programs to describe the intensity of training sessions. The scale of perceived exertion is how hard you feel your body is working, and so is a subjective measure.


The scale is based on the research of Borg, and is sometimes called the Borg Scale. You can download a copy of this RPE Scale for printing. There are several versions of this scale.

Below is shown the category-ratio version with the ratings between 0 nothing at all and 10 very very hard. This is also called the Borg CR10 Scale.

Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale| Cleveland Clinic

There is another very similar RPE scale also developed by Borg, with the ratings betweenand the CR centiMax scalea more finely-graded scale. See also novel variations of this scale using hand signals.

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You should consider the validity, reliability, costs and ease of use of each test. Use our guide to conducting, recording, and interpreting borv tests.

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

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