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Table 3 Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale

From: Best practices for physical activity programs and behavior counseling in older adult populations

6 No exertion at all
7  
7.5 Extremely light
8  
9 Very light
10  
11 Light
12  
13 Somewhat hard
14  
15 Hard
16  
17 Very hard
18  
19 Extremely hard
20 Maximal exertion
  1. Borg RPE scale Gunnar Borg, 1970, 1985, 1994, 1998. Correct usage of the Borg RPE scale requires that the participant be trained in the use of the table. Detailed instructions on the use of the Borg RPE scale can be found in the ACSM guidelines for exercise testing and prescription, [2] (p. 79)