Carmen’s Post – Perceived Rate of Exertion
Last week we looked at how to calculate TARGET HEART RATE by understanding: RESTING HEART RATE, MAXIMUM HEART RATE, and HEART RATE RESERVE. Another method to determine exercise intensity level and if it is adequate to meet your fitness goals is to measure PERCEIVED RATE OF EXERTION. Perceived Rate Exertion (PRE) measures exercise intensity by how hard you feel you are working. A modified 1-10 scale rating looks like the attached picture. Do your goals and progress correlate with how intense you think your workout feels? Don’t be afraid to push yourself and keep moving towards a better you.