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Assessment of Accuracy of Intra-Set Rating of Perceived Exertion in the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift

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2018
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this research was to investigate how accurate trained lifters were at gauging intra-set rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Ten resistance-trained males completed four sets to failure with 80% of their one-repetition maximum (1RM) and verbally indicated when they believed they were at a “6” and “9” RPE. Across all sets and all lifts, the called 9 RPE was more accurate than the called 6 RPE. Additionally, RPE calls were more accurate during set four vs. set one on the squat and deadlift at both the called 6 and 9 RPEs. Further bench press RPE calls were more accurate than squat and deadlift RPE at the called 6, while both bench and deadlift RPE calls were more accurate than squat RPEs at the called 9. Importantly across all sets all RPE calls assessed repetitions in reserve within one repetition of precision.
Title: Assessment of Accuracy of Intra-Set Rating of Perceived Exertion in the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift.
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Name(s): Sousa, Colbey A., author
Zourdos, Michael C., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Education
Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 56 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this research was to investigate how accurate trained lifters were at gauging intra-set rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Ten resistance-trained males completed four sets to failure with 80% of their one-repetition maximum (1RM) and verbally indicated when they believed they were at a “6” and “9” RPE. Across all sets and all lifts, the called 9 RPE was more accurate than the called 6 RPE. Additionally, RPE calls were more accurate during set four vs. set one on the squat and deadlift at both the called 6 and 9 RPEs. Further bench press RPE calls were more accurate than squat and deadlift RPE at the called 6, while both bench and deadlift RPE calls were more accurate than squat RPEs at the called 9. Importantly across all sets all RPE calls assessed repetitions in reserve within one repetition of precision.
Identifier: FA00013099 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Weight training.
Exertion.
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