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RPE-derived work rates can be accurately produced without external feedback or reference to the RPE Scale

Mauger, Alexis R., Huntley, Tabo, Fletcher, Iain M (2014) RPE-derived work rates can be accurately produced without external feedback or reference to the RPE Scale. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 118 (2). pp. 507-521. ISSN 0031-5125. (doi:10.2466/27.06.PMS.118k19w7) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:61020)

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Abstract

Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) are used to prescribe exercise intensity. This study assessed whether the accurate production of exercise intensity is affected when the rater cannot see the RPE scale. After completing a graded exercise test, 15 active, male participants (M age = 34, SD = 6.7 yr.; M mass = 73.9, SD = 14.8kg, M height = 1.74, SD = 0.08m) completed 3 x 4 min. cycling trials at four randomised RPE-based intensities (RPEs 11, 13, 15, and 17). Participants were allocated to a Full feedback group or a No feedback group (RPEs not in view). On the third trial, No feedback conditions were imposed on the Full feedback group. No statistically significant differences between groups' mean work rates were observed. Changing from Full feedback to No feedback conditions led to a significant overestimation between the trials for power output at RPE 11. Intra-class correlations were significant at RPEs 11, 13, and 17 between all trials for both conditions. Provided adequate familiarisation, active participants can accurately produce RPE derived work rates, even when RPE is not in view.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.2466/27.06.PMS.118k19w7
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Lex Mauger
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 14:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61020 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mauger, Alexis R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6685-5800
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