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Active Rest - Walk (RPE 1)

GymAmerica
Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Cardio - Walking

Calories Burned:  225 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Instructions: 
As a form of rest between variable effort speedwalking intervals, you should complete 1-2 minutes of very easy walking at an RPE of approximately 1.

RPE stands for Rate of Perceived Exertion and is based on a 10-point scale.

10 = extreme exertion -- conversation is impossible

8 = high effort -- conversation is extremely labored

6 = optimum effort -- conversation is difficult, but possible

4 = medium effort -- conversation is easy to maintain

2 = warm up

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