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Perceived Exertion Laboratory Manual

From Standard Practice to Contemporary Application

Haile, Luke, Gallagher, Jr., Michael, J. Robertson, Robert

2015, XXII, 322 p. 62 illus.

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  • ​​ ​Provides laboratory-based learning experience in exercise prescription and programming
  • Focuses on perceptually and psychosocially linked exercise programs
  • Perceptual and psychosocial variables presented in individual stand-alone modules that can supplement existing curricula
  • Conceptual flow allows presentation as a complete laboratory-based course

This unique laboratory manual describes an empirical framework for tailoring individualized exercise programs to client attitudes and perceptions. It presents laboratory experiments that analyze perceptual and psychosocial variables that influence participation in physical activities, describes methods for assessing these factors in clients, offers guidelines for exercise prescription and program evaluation, and features practical applications of current research. The focus on perceived exertion, the physiological responses and psychosocial feelings that occur during exercise, encourages innovative thinking about client self-efficacy, muscular pain, emotions and mood states, and other factors that influence physical activity behavior. These laboratory experiments explore a combination of scientific findings and psychological insights that will inspire practitioners to create effective strategies for increasing physical activity in clients at various stages of illness and health.

Included in the coverage:

  • Perceived exertion scaling and validation.
  • The estimation-production paradigm for exercise intensity self-regulation.
  • Self-selected versus imposed exercise intensities.
  • Exercise-induced muscle pain in relation to physical activity.
  • The affective response to exercise.
  • Application of perceptual models to the measurement of pain and affective responses to exercise.

The Perceived Exertion Laboratory Manual is a proactive learning resource for health psychologists, exercise physiologists, and health-fitness professionals seeking to further the health education of clients, and can also be used in the professional development of students and in-service practitioners.


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » American College of Sports Medicine guidelines - American Heart Association guidelines - exercise physiology - perceptual variables in exercise assessment - physically active lifestyle - psychosocial variables in exercise asssessment

Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine - Human Physiology - Medicine - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Table of contents 

​ Assessment. - Borg’s Range Model.- Effort Continua Model: Physiological Mediators.- Rest/Submaximal Exercise Measurements.- Laboratory designed for initial practice before more advanced assessments.- Scale Anchoring: Memory/Cognitive Compared with Exercise Anchoring.- Category Scale Validation: Concurrent and Construct.- Interchangeability of scales.- Advanced Scale Anchoring: Estimation-Production Protocols.- Application to leisure-time physical activity and research investigations.- Differentiated Perceived Exertion Model: Signal Dominance and Integration.- Treadmill and cycling: Chest/breathing, legs.- Advanced Differentiated Perceived Exertion Model.- Sub-maximal RPE Tests.- Fitness Measurement and Comparison of Individuals.- Multi-level cycle: PO R Score.- Single level cycle: R PO Score. RPE Run Test.- RPE Prediction of VO2MAX/VO2PEAK – Comparison with HR Models.- Resistance Exercise: RPE Measurement and 1-RM Prediction.- RPE Guided Water Shuttle Run Test. - Gender Effect on RPE.- Affect/Arousal Model (Circumplex) and Dual-Mode Model.- Prescription. - Estimation-Production Prescription Paradigm. - Group-Normalized RPE Zone: RPE at the Ventilatory Threshold. - Intensity Self-Regulation: Intra- and Inter-modal Interval Target RPE. Perceived Exertion JND.- Self-regulation of Exercise Intensity using RPE.- RPE Resistance Exercise Prescription.- Exercise Intensity Preference: Land and Water.- Environmental heat stress – Exercise in Hot versus Cool Environments: Effects on RPE, Affect, Enjoyment.- Program Evaluation.- Predicted – Actual (i.e. In-Task/Momentary). - Circumplex Model: Affect & Arousal.- Match-Mismatch Paradigm: RPE, Pain, Affect, Arousal, Enjoyment, Aversion.- Session Responses: RPE, Pain, Affect, Arousal, Enjoyment, Aversion, Validation.- Sub-maximal RPE Tests for Tracking Physical Activity Participation: Multi- or single-level cycle, RPE Run Test; Exertional Recall and Exertional Observation.- Teleoanticipation. - Self-selected vs. Imposed Exercise Intensity (Target RPE – Produced).- RPE-based Resistance Exercise Program: Tracking strength/endurance.

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