Rebranding Resistance Training for Older Adults Using Ratings of Perceived Exertion

by Sterling Richards Sr, CSCS and Bridget Melton, CSCS, TSAC-F
Personal Training Quarterly September 2019
Vol 6, Issue 2

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This article discusses the ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) scales and how to educate older clients to utilize them, as well as how to monitor and safely progress their training intensity.

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Sterling Richards Sr, CSCS

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Bridget Ann Frugoli Melton, EdD, CSCS, TSAC-F

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