Application of the Repetitions in Reserve-Based Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale for Resistance Training
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Eric R. Helms; John Cronin; Adam Storey; and Michael C. Zourdos.
Ratings of perceived exertion are a valid method of estimating the intensity of a resistance training exercise or session. Scores are given after completion of an exercise or training session for the purposes of athlete monitoring. However, a newly developed scale based on how many repetitions are remaining at the completion of a set may be a more precise tool. This approach adjusts loads automatically to match athlete capabilities on a set-to-set basis and may more accurately gauge intensity at near-limit loads. This article outlines how to incorporate this novel scale into a training plan.