Subjective Measures of Exercise Intensity to Gauge Substrate Partitioning in Persons With Paraplegia
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 07/27/2012
Kressler J et al. – Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) but not the talk test (TT) appears suitable to predict exercise intensities associated with the highest levels of fat oxidation. However, such intensities are below authoritative intensity thresholds for cardiorespiratory fitness promotion, and therefore the applicability of such a prediction for exercise prescriptions is likely limited to individuals with low exercise tolerance.