PERCEIVED EXERTION EXPLAINED

PROGRESSIVE IN NATURE

SIMPLE BY DESIGN

ONLINE TRAINING SYSTEMS FOR MOUNTAIN-BASED ATHLETES

 

OVERVIEW

At Union Athletics, we feel that perceived exertion is a great tool to control the intensity of a workout.

Perceived exertion will be utilized for many of our programs, including strength training programs.

Gunnar Borg’s 10-point category ratio scale is an abbreviated version of his original scale, which ranged from 6 to 20 and loosely mirrored heart rate.

Perceived ExertionDescriptionStrength Training Repetition Range
0Nothing at all
0.5Extremely weak
1Very weak
2Weak (light)
3Moderate
4Somewhat Strong
5Strong (Heavy)
6
7Very Strong
8
9
10Extremely Strong
*Maximal

See https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-29835-001 for more information about Borg’s initial publication.

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UNION

PROGRESSIVE IN NATURE
SIMPLE BY DESIGN

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