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ERIC Number: EJ1012160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Using the RPE-Talk Scale to Individualize Physical Activity for Students
Nye, Susan B.; Todd, M. Kent
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n1 p30-34 2013
For some students, self-selecting a pace during exercise may not provide enough of a physical challenge. Others push themselves so hard that they tire out before they can experience the benefits of exercise. In order to improve self-monitoring of exercise intensity, a variety of tools using the perception of effort and the ability to talk while exercising have been utilized with students. The purpose of this article is to briefly explain the rationale behind the RPE Scale, the OMNI Scale, and the talk test and to describe a new scale (the RPE-Talk Scale) that combines the elements unique to each tool to further improve students' ability to achieve and maintain the right exercise intensity. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A