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Resource #33

RPE Graphic

The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) chart helps you gauge your level of exertion and moderate your workout based on your comfort level.

1. VERY LIGHT ACTIVITY
Hardly any exertion, but more than sleeping – watching tv etc

2-3. LIGHT ACTIVITY
Feels like you can maintain for hours. Easy to breath and carry out a conversation.

4-6. MODERATE ACTIVITY
Breathing heavily, can hold a short conversation. Still somewhat comfortable but becoming noticeably more challenging.

7-8. VIGOROUS ACTIVITY
Borderline uncomfortable. Short of breath, can speak a sentence.

9. VERY HARD ACTIVITY
Very difficult to maintain exercise intensity. Can barely breathe and speak a few words.

10. MAX EFFORT ACTIVITY
Feels almost impossible to keep going. Completely out of breath, unable to talk. Cannot maintain for more than a very short time.