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.
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.