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Borg Rated Perceived Exertion Scale: Cardiovascular

Borg Rated Perceived Exertion Scale Cardiovascular

Remove the intensity guess work and learn how to implement the Borg Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale for cardiovascular training to build endurance like some of your favorite anime heroes.

Guessing the intensity of your training will get you know where close toward your warrior goals. You can run at an easy pace everyday or consistenly run at a hard pace, but this will only lead to minimal or zero progress; it could possibly even lead to injury. Running at easy, moderate and hard intensities bring their own benefits when it comes to building endurance. Due to this reasoning, it's imperative to remove the "guess work" and train with purpose.

The Borg Rated Perceived Exertion Scale provided below can help you remove the intensity "guess work". This RPE Scale helps you measure the intensity of a cardio workout based on how you "feel". For example if you have a programmed easy run, you would run in the RPE zone of 2-3 where you could carry a conversation if you had a training partner. On the other hand, if you have a day programmed for speed or interval work, you would run in the RPE zone of 7-10 where breathing is difficult. This scale can be used as a more cost effective alternative to heart rate training to track intensity during your cardio workouts.

Keep in mind, learning how to implement the cardiovascular Borg Rated Perceived Exertion Scale requires patience and consistent practice. If it's your first time, you will truly need to learn your own limits and become more in tune with yourself to understand how your body reacts to each training zone.

Borg rated perceived exertion scale cardiovascular

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