WHAT RATE OF PER­CEIVED EX­ER­TION (RPE) MEANS

RPE is used to gauge your in­ten­sity in car­dio workouts. Here is what the num­bers in our fit­ness sto­ries in­di­cate.

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RPE 1, 2 Very easy;

you can con­verse with no ef­fort.

3 Easy;

you can con­verse with al­most no ef­fort.

4 Mod­er­ately easy;

you can con­verse com­fort­ably with lit­tle ef­fort.

5 Mod­er­ate;

con­ver­sa­tion re­quires some ef­fort.

6 Mod­er­ately dif­fi­cult;

con­ver­sa­tion re­quires quite a bit of ef­fort.

7 Dif­fi­cult;

con­ver­sa­tion re­quires a lot of ef­fort.

8 Very dif­fi­cult;

con­ver­sa­tion re­quires maximum ef­fort.

9, 10 Peak ef­fort;

no-talk­ing zone.

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