Application of the repetitions in reserve-based rating or perceived exertion scale for resistance training
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Place of Publication
School of Medical and Health Sciences
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 the near-limit loads. This article outlines how to incorporate this novel scale into a training plan.