What Does Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) Mean?
The Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale measures the perceived intensity level of a physical activity. It is used to estimate how hard a task is and what effort that task requires, from very, very light to very, very hard.
The most widely used RPE tool is the ‘Borg scale’. The Borg scale is a 15-point scale ranging from a rating of 6, representing no exertion at all, to a rating of 20 representing maximal exertion.
RPE is also known as rating of perceived effort.