RPE Chart


Rating of

The 10-Point Scale

Borg’s rating of perceived exertion scale takes into account the exercisers own perceptions of their fatigue. On the revised version of the Borg scale, the perceived effort is assigned a rating between 1 and 10. On the 10-point Borg scale, participants should experience RPE anywhere from 4 to 8, which corresponds to an estimated heart rate of 60 to 80% of the estimated maximum heart rate.

1 (Nothing at all)
2 (Weak)
3 (Moderate)
4 (Somewhat strong) Able to maintain a conversation while exercising.
5 (Strong) Short sentences only.
6 Focus is on task and breathing. No more talking
7 (Very strong)
8 Breathing is rhythmic and very hard now.
9 You could go a little faster but not for long.
10 (Very, very strong)





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