Borg (perceived exertion) scale

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Borg (perceived exertion) scale

a simple method of rating perceived exertion used by coaches to gauge an athlete's level of intensity in training and competition. The commonest used is a 15-point scale, using the numbers 6-20 to describe a range of levels of exertion from very, very light (6) to exhaustion (20). Research has shown that there is a correlation between an athlete's rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and their heart rate, lactate threshold and O2. Named after Swedish scientist Gunnar Borg.
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There were also provided with basic instructions regarding the procedures and use of the Borg perceived exertion scale (Borg, 1982).
Participants' average rating on the Borg perceived exertion scale at the end of the test was 17 (very hard).