Repetition Based RPE Table for Smart Training: Free Print-out
RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) training was first taught to me at college.
It’s a method which has been in sports science for a very long time but it’s really just starting to pick up in mainstream popularity. Powerlifters, S&C coaches, and athletes are the primary users of RPE based training.
It is used to measure the difficulty of an exercise, set or session on a scale of 1-10. An extremely useful tool for planning and management of training loads/intensities.
However the old RPE system (Borg Scale) was tricky to use in a practical setting; it was a real art to predict whether a set was 7/10 or 8/10 difficulty – I mean what does 7/10 actually mean?!
Dr Mike Zourdos to the Rescue with Repetition Based RPE
Dr Mike Zourdos has developed a repetition based RPE scale, so rather than guessing what training intensity you’re working at, you can use predicted remaining repetitions to measure your training intensity.
I created this printable RPE table based on the repetition scale which you can use how you wish, it can be a useful edition to any training program.
Click Link for Repetition Based RPE (Printable) Table